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Aug 19 2020

Hope: 50 ways to help our planet every day

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Puffin 2020. ISBN: 9781760896737.
(Age: 9+) Recommended. Hope: 50 Ways to Help Our Planet Every day is an Australian non-fiction resource targeted towards children who are becoming increasingly aware of the need for action to combat our growing environmental issues. This global problem is prevalent for children all around the world and this extremely user-friendly book will give children in Australia ideas of where to begin and what steps to take to make small changes that fit in with their daily lives. The book contains 50 short chapters beginning with Chapter 1: Take a Pledge and Chapter 2: Start a Save The Planet Squad continuing to the final chapter Use Your Voice. In each chapter are various quotes, illustrations and facts that relate to the topic. As well as this, case studies, instructions and activities are spread throughout the book.
Some of the topics covered include: the 4-minute shower, love your leftovers, start a school swap shop, change your light bulb, make do and mend, and love your library. This book is easy to read and garner ideas from. It is written in a manner that both children and adults will understand and be able to go back to time and time again. Hope: 50 Ways to Help Our Planet Every day reinforces the idea that it is not hard to make a difference and the simplest of ideas will help. Themes: Case Studies, Environmental Issues, Global Change, Climate Change, Children, Ideas, Australia.
Kathryn Beilby

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