Giveaway: National Geographic Kids “Human Footprint”

plastic bottleIt’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 lifetimeHuman Ftprnt
  • 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"!

11 thoughts on “Giveaway: National Geographic Kids “Human Footprint”

  1. I would love to have a copy of the National Geographic Kids Human Footprint. I am always looking for practical ways to reduce my carbon footprint and am trying to instill this value in my children. Anything to make this easier for me is greatly appreciated!

  2. You’re right, this sounds like a book kids (and parents) really could understand. I’m betting our grandkids would really like it and gain a better understanding of the issues confronting us all.

  3. What a wonderful idea for a book! You’ve got to get kids at a very young age thinking about how we each affect our precious planet. Can’t wait to get a copy.

  4. Would love to share the ideas in the book with the children in my life. Anxious to get my hands on a copy.

  5. I would love to get my hands on this book so I could starting early teaching the little to be conscious of all the downstream effects of the choices we make!

  6. Not a mom but I watched this in class and I would love to have a copy that I could then share. I also have 3 younger brothers and one sister who might be interested too.

  7. As a public library librarian, I enjoy sharing my love of science with the children in this city. I and one other librarian present science activities to children from toddlers to 18 years of age through large family events and small class like sessions. It would be great to have additional lesson plan ideas by using your book. Thank you for the opportunity to apply for a copy. Jeannie

  8. We have a very small rural school and are always trying to find interesting things to relate to the kids and that are in our budget. We have 2 science teachers 3-6 is one and I’m the other 7-12! The other classes are self contained. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of your books.

  9. I would love a copy to share with my family and fellow moms — what a great way to see the “big picture” in order to work on its tiny details!

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