It’s sometimes a difficult task to get kids to grasp the concept of what their daily life essentially means for our planet.
While you can try to explain what their “footprint” means, it can get lost in translation… and the impact of their impact fails to make an impression at all.
Well, what if they heard (and SAW) things like this:
- You’ll drink 13,056 pints of milk in your lifetime
- You’ll eat 14,518 candy bars in your lifetime
- You’ll spend $52,972 on clothes in your lifetime
- You and your fellow American throw away 694 plastic bottles each second!
Thanks to National Geographic Kids, you can now tell and SHOW them these facts. “Human Footprint” puts into perspective everything they will eat, use, wear, buy and THROW OUT in their lifetime, with astonishing photos to make it real. It also shares great tips to help them lessen their impact on the planet.
I happen to have TWO copies I would love to share with you and your kids. Interested in a fun lesson? YES? Then just leave a comment here saying you’d like to win, or send a Twitter message that includes a reply to @momgoesgreen and a link to this blog. Facebook friends can also leave a comment to be entered. The winners will be randomly selected on March 22! (U.S. entries only… sorry!)
I’ve shared my own list of ways to raise eco-friendly kids and getting a copy of this book was just added to that list!