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Earth-Friendly Stories Get Children into Going Green

Three terrific new books can help youngsters understand and embrace concepts contained within the new meaning of “green.”

Earth-Friendly Stories Get Children into Going Green

Green is more than a color these days. And we’re excited to talk about some earth-friendly books that can help educate and inspire your children.

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling” by Alison Inches is part of a series called “Little Green Books.” With lively illustrations by Pete Whitehead, it’s told in diary form from the point of view of a personable crude-oil blob, turned bottle, turned fleece sweatshirt for an astronaut, the little book is packed with information.

It begins: “Dear Diary: Do you ever get the feeling you were meant to do something? Right now, I’m a thick oozing blob of crude oil deep underneath the ocean floor, and I’ve been here for thousands of years.”

Publisher Simon & Schuster used 100 percent vegetable-based ink and post-consumer waste recycled paper.

“10 Things I Can Do to Help My World” by Melanie Walsh, is a beautifully designed book aimed at the youngest conservationists.

With accessible suggestions such as “I remember to turn off the light when I leave the room” and “I use both sides of the paper,” Walsh demonstrates that even 3-year- olds can create change. Smaller type explains how each action helps. Bold pictures and die-cut pages add visual excitement.

Candlewick also used all-recycled materials for their earth-friendly book.

Our society is becoming more environmentally conscious. Millennials, in particular, are among some of the most earth-friendly people we have now. We need to continue this momentum by instilling these views in our children at a young age. Earth-friendly books are a great way to introduce these concepts and make them relatable.

I believe we’ve come such a long way in terms of sharing environmental views and passions. There are more ways to learn about the sustainability than ever before, even for our youngsters. There are so many opportunities to learn about the world around them.

At Everblue, we’re proud to also offer earth-friendly learning solutions. Our course catalog boasts a variety of classes that teach about the importance of sustainability, green building, energy efficiency, and solar energy. 

About Lesley Cowie

Lesley has been passionately advocating for and working with green building and renewable energy since 2009. She has experience with LEED certification, home energy auditing, blower door testing, solar energy, and more. She holds many certifications, including LEED Green Associate and NABCEP Certification. Her work has won numerous awards over the past decade.