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!
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"Going green" has always been a part of my daily life. It began, as a little girl, when I helped my mom gather the recyclables and deliver them to a recycling center. It continues today, as a mom myself, when I teach my own children those same responsible virtues.
There are so many more facets of going green in the modern day, and the definition of the term reaches far beyond simple recycling. But going green isn't just about installing solar panels on your rooftop... it's about all the little choices that make the biggest difference. From food choices, to cleaning your home, to saving money on your monthly utility bills and consumption; the choices are vast.
However, there is a popular misconception that "going green" will "cost you green." We're inundated with green products, eco-friendly formulas, organics and mountains of options, making it seem that going green is an investment rather than an opportunity.
Well, I'm here to help dispel that myth and actually show you all of the ways you can live green, keep your family healthy, and benefit the environment without sacrificing anything, including your money.
When you make wise choices to gain the most benefit, relieve the burden on the environment, and save money to use elsewhere, everyone wins. You've already taken the first step. You've come here for help to make it happen.
Put these tips into action, and you will soon find that you can "save green" while you "go green"!