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$11.65 USD
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2005-06-01
ISBN: 9780865715332
Format: Paperback - 240 pages
Size: 6" x 9" (w x h)
BISAC: EDUCATION / Parent Participation

EcoKids

Raising Children Who Care for the Earth

To forge a sustainable future, we need citizens who care for the Earth. We need citizens who understand that planet care is the ultimate form of self-care. But we also need generations who live according to their values and convictions and who can effect positive change in their lives and the lives of others. Because public schools and the popular media cannot be counted on to produce an Earth-friendly citizenry, the task falls to parents. Yet even aware parents often lack the understanding and resources to take on such a task.

EcoKids addresses this gap by presenting a coherent plan that will help parents foster love for nature, teach children the importance of environmental protection, and promote environmental values and inspire action-actions that will last a lifetime. A hopeful and inspiring guide for parents, topics covered include ways to:

  • avoid gloom and doom in favor of positive solutions
  • foster love and empathy for nature
  • develop environmental values
  • put values into action
  • help children discover the roots of problems and be part of lasting solutions
  • walk the talk
  • counter the consumer culture, starting in your own home and community
  • generate hope and combat apathy.

Each chapter includes an inspiring case study of a child who's making a difference, short pieces that highlight serious problems such as global warming, along with positive solutions that can be read aloud to children, and activities for children. A resource guide lists helpful books, articles, videos, and organizations.

About the Author

Dan Chiras is founder and director of The Evergreen Institute's Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building. He speaks extensively on renewable energy, green building, and sustainable building. He is also the author of over 30 books, including The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Sun. He lives and farms in Gerard, MO.



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