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The young people of Peace Child International, a charitable trust based in the UK, have put together a stimulating and dynamic digest of the first ten Human Development Reports,1990-2000. It is a student-created textbook and is designed to provide key reading texts for both Geography & Citizenship classes. This book is our first student-created textbook and is designed to provide key reading texts on sustainabel development for secondary schools for both Geography and Citizenship GCSE. Winner of the Award for Excellence from the UK Geographers Association, it is a digest of the first ten Human Development Reports, 1990-1999 - an analysis of the world's progress toward the eradication of poverty and the achievement of a dignified life for all. This book summarizes all the major themes in a human development including the Human Rights, gender, jobless growth, consumption, the peace divindend and the widening gap between rich and poor.
People take lots of natural resources from the world around them, such as fresh water to drink or oil to power machines. The trouble is that some of these resources are in very short supply. Once they are all used up there will be no more. These are non-renewable resources. Read this title to find out more about why we should only use the world's resources that we need to sustain us, leaving enough for people in the future. This new series introduces the most important key stage 2 Geographical themes such as saving and recycling resources, the effects of pollution, how we use the land and migration and settlement. It looks at how research is carried out which reinforces the pupil's own experience of geographical investigation. It contains large photographs including aerial views, maps and graphs to illustrate statistical information. It includes case studies of someone working in the field.
Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today's decision-makers. What is e-waste and how much of it do you create? How much of your rubbish can be recycled or reused? Why are computers difficult to recycle? Is organic food sustainable? What are food miles? What is urban farming? How does global warming affect food and farming? Food for Life answers these questions and many others. From growing food in your garden to sustainable farming methods this title looks at the issues surrounding food and farming, both now and in the future. Discover what we mean by sustainable farming, and what you can do to reduce wasted food and to eat - and live - more sustainably
Energy, buildings, waste, protexting the environment. The New Technology series is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances thatwill affect our everyday lives
All life on earth is interdependent and depends on its environment to survive. When part of an ecosystem is destroyed or damaged it has a knock on effect on the plants, animals and people who form part of it. Human impact on environments and wildlife is causing environmental problems such as pollution, energy consumption, deforestation and climate change. If these issues are not addressed then it could spell disaster for the Earth. Sustainable development - meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs - offers a viable solution to environmental problems. Using examples from around the world, this book will show how sustainable development can help us to work with environments and not against them. It also suggests some choices the reader can make to ensure a sustainable future. 'Databank' boxes give key facts, 'Opinion' panels highlight quotes from well-known speakers on the subject. There are also weblinks with useful website addresses which link to sites with more information about a particular topic.
An accessible, enjoyable book on climate change for the next generation of eco-warriors. Contributors include James Lovelock
Despite the dismal environmental outlook in the wake of Copenhagen, The Gaia Warriors presents a hopeful and constructive approach to dealing with Climate Change.
Aimed at children (aged nine or above), this book targets the future generation. With Nicola Davies, a renowned children's author, as the writer, and James Lovelock providing the afterword, it's an ideal combination of literary and environmental talent.
Split into three sections, the book has a coherent framework following the general structure of the history of climate change, the future of climate change and the afterword from the creator of Gaia theory himself.
The book is easy to read as it is aimed at a younger audience. Though some aspects of the book may seem patronising to an older demographic, it conveys the fundamentals of climate change in a way that all ages can understand.
The section 'A Short History of Treaties and Deals', for instance, would be helpful for anyone trying to figure out the ins and outs of the environmental debate.
The book is concise and varied in its approach: interviews with environmentally conscious people and organisations put into perspective what is being done, and Davies outlines the capacity of each concept for future integration.
Being aimed at the younger demographic, it suggests a number of organisations and events in which children and young adults can easily get involved with using case studies to emphasise the big impact little people can have.
The conversational tone makes the book accessible to all, and reading it enjoyable rather than a chore. It is easy to assimilate the information and by the end of a few pages you're likely to learn valuable insights to some key topics.
Humour is used cleverly and effectively, giving a light hearted touch to something that could otherwise be overwhelmingly daunting: 'if nothing ever changed we'd still be sitting in a cave chewing on old mammoth bones.'
Graphs, diagrams, photos and quotes are used to stimulate and engage with all types of children at all levels of interest and understanding.
Despite being aimed at children from the age of nine, I feel that the level of insight may be too complex for those at the bottom of this age range, and would be more appropriate for a slightly older demographic, perhaps young teens.
The afterword by James Lovelock seems rather gloomy and heavy-handed considering the age of the intended readers. That said, I believe it could also provide a critical introduction for children to a concept that is going to hold such a pivotal and relevant place in their adulthood.
By Jenn Savedge
Today's teenagers are standing at the crossroads of environmental history. Global warming will fundamentally change the world as they know it within their lifetime. But how to keep their healthy environmental awareness from becoming environmental anxiety? The secret is to provide them with education and tools for positive action.
Written in easily accessible language, The Green Teen combines simple and quick eco-friendly tips, interviews with "green teens", ideas for organizing and communicating environmental change and a host of resources in a handy "grab-and-go" format. Teens will learn:
How the choices they make each day impact the environment
How to fit eco-friendly decisions into their tight schedules and budgets
How to effectively get today's decision makers involved in environmental stewardship
Teens want to learn how to minimize their environmental impact at home, at school, and in their communities and get their concerns recognized by school officials, politicians, media, and even their own parents. The Green Teen is the book that will help them do it, and it is also a must-read for parents, grandparents, teachers and school administrators who want to help the next generation make environmentally responsible choices
What kind of food do you eat? Do you choose food that is good for you, or only by what tastes good? Your Food invites readers to take a look at the food they eat and learn how to make healthy decisions. Case studies and step-by-step activities. School gardens and cooking, food miles, fairtrade. Glossary, index, websites.
Examines conservation and recycling as a way to sustain the world's resources, and includes information on bioproducts and making positive consumer choices. Renewable eneergy, bioproducts, making choices, glossary, further reading, bibliography and index
Gr 5–9— This lively collection of brief essays (and a poem) by 100 outstanding children's and young adult authors teaches through example. Each selection highlights a small step (or steps) taken by the writer toward a greener Earth. From Mem Fox's very serious "When the Rain Refuses to Fall" to Robert Lypsyte's silly "Captain Mean-Green's Ten Rules to Save the Planet," readers are encouraged to reduce their consumption (and waste) of energy and goods. The essays are grouped by location: "Your Home," "Your School." "Your Community," etc., and most end with a practical, doable suggestion, from the humble—use a clothesline—to the more complex—set up a worm compost. The essays also provide insight into the lives and thoughts of many familiar and beloved authors such as Laurie Halse Anderson, Ralph Fletcher, Gary Schmidt, Lois Lowry, Susan Patron, and Rick Riordan. Several pages of Web sites offer a starting point for action and information. Highly useful for classroom and family discussions and science-project ideas.—Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY
How much water does it take to flush a toilet? What is a landfill? How can you measure your carbon footprint? 'Get Green!' discusses the pressures humans are putting on our planet and the simple things we can do to reduce our impact on the environment. Bursting with practical tips and ideas for saving energy, conserving water, and reducing waste, this book will inspire you to take action. It also demonstrates how individual changes can have dramatic results!
Feel free to judge this book by its cover. I did and it’s a pretty accurate visual snapshot of what you can expect. Not necessarily a bad thing, providing you’re not big on surprises.
There’s nothing like an end-of-the-world story to ring in the new year and this high-octane read for 13 and up is a doozie.
Tane and Rebecca are best friends, two environmentally conscious teenagers living in Auckland. A friendly argument over time travel (Tane believes it’s possible, Rebecca, the brainiac, doesn’t) sets off a chain of events that lead the pair to cracking a code that reveals a series of messages sent from the future warning them they must stop something called the Chimera Project.
The story gets a little bogged down in scientific theories and, yes, the plot is far-fetched, but Brian Falkner’s main characters and the rapid pace makes it an enjoyable action-thriller
This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life.
This new series introduces the most important key stage 2 Geographical themes such as saving and recycling resources, the effects of pollution, how we use the land and migration and settlement. It looks at how research is carried out which reinforces the pupil's own experience of geographical investigation. It contains large photographs including aerial views, maps and graphs to illustrate statistical information. It includes case studies of someone working in the field.
eveloped in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, EcoLogic is about hopes, fears, imagination and action. It’s about redesigning the way we live and use resources to ensure a sustainable future on this planet. A world-wide push for ecological sustainability is fuelling the next great industrial revolution. What are the major issues for Australia? What are government and industry doing about it? And what can we do to protect resources, care for the environment, the economy, ourselves and tomorrow’s children? The answers can be found in this inspiring new publication. Through numerous case studies, EcoLogic looks at urban planning issues, the true cost of industry, salinity and soil degradation, water management and environmental activism. It shows how innovative design at every level of domestic, industrial and agricultural life can help us meet our needs while conserving fragile resources.
This book is an essential resource for all those who want to know why action is needed and what can be done. Also recommended for high school students studying Science, Design and Technology, Food Technology, HSIE, Engineering Studies, Geography, History, Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics, Geology, Rural Technology, Society and Culture, Legal Studies and Studies in Society.
Sustainability is increasingly becoming a buzzword, popping up in advertising campaigns and political promises. This welcome volume, collected by the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, offers authoritative definitions of what sustainable living means and progressive theories for achieving it, beginning with the education of the young. The diverse selections, organized into loose thematic sections such as "Vision," are contributed by well-known leaders on the subject. Chef Alice Waters, who began a successful school-garden program, outlines the differences between fast-food and slow-food values, while educator Maurice Holt calls for a return to "the slow school," in which students are encouraged to think, feel, and understand concepts, not just memorize them. Pamela Michael, founder of River of Words, a unique nonprofit that encourages the integration of art and science in the classroom, contributes a stirring piece entitled "Helping Children Fall in Love with the Earth." Inspired, substantive, and visionary, these selections will help concerned readers focus their own discussions about sustainability and suggest new ways to implement its values in their own communities.
Part of a series of books that provide informative and supportive reading on complex and sometimes painful issues and situations teenagers face. This text examines environmental issues and includes: cases studies; facts and figures; tips and points of view; and contact addresses.
Protecting Ecosystems: Brendan And Debbie Gallagher
Dense but well designed, and UNESCO supported, this books shows the mission for protecting Earth's ecosystems around the globe and within world history. World View opens volume. Superlative photography. Criteria icons and highlights. Map Reading training.Timelines on every spread. Fast facts. Almanac facts. Running glossary.
There are places around the world that are important to all peoples. These are classified as the Worlds Heritage.This book is part of a series introducing 78 of the 878 World Heritage sites. It focuses important ecosystems. Each site is profiled over two pages, focusing on the sites heritage value and issues of protection. Special features:fact files locator mapstimelines of key datesDid you know? amazing factslabelled photographs glossaries to explain key termsSuitab
Sustainable Cities describes the development of cities from earliest times to the mega-cities of today. It discusses:
The waste and pollution that make our cities unsustainable.
Building techniques that conserve energy and use waste and recycled materials.
Eco-communities that produce their own energy and reduce the need for travel.
How we can make exisitng cities greener and more sustainable.
Tanya Ha's latest book Green Stuff for Kids: An A to Z Guide to What's Up with the Planet has been published by Melbourne University Press. Launched as part of the Australian government National Science Week initiative, for which Tanya was an ambassador and National Tour guest, it's the ultimate guide to all things green, written for tweens and young teenagers.
"Something fun, informative and challenging for green kids (and their parents) to sink their teeth into." - Tim Flannery
Green Stuff for Kids is a young readers' guide to what's up with the planet and what they can do to make a difference. Jam-packed with fun facts, eco-activities, information and green tips, this book covers a huge range of environmental issues and hot topics, including air pollution, biodegradability, climate change, e-waste, litter, natural disasters, recycling and water conservation.
* Find out the who, what, where, why and how of environmental science.
* Put into action the book's eco-tips, such as how to save energy and water, how to recycle properly and how to avoid buying products made from threatened species.
* Follow step-by-step guides on how to make a worm farm, make gardens wildlife friendly and grow food.
Our beautiful but fragile planet really is a great place to live and well worth looking after. Green Stuff for Kids is all about exploring green issues and finding out what makes the planet tick
Find out how we are damaging our world and what we can do to heal it. We live in a beautiful environment, but it is a changing and fragile place that needs looking after. How is it being altered? Why are these things happening? And what can we all do to help protect it? Read this together with your child and take a look at our world so they can learn what can be done to preserve our environment for generations to come.
Provides information and projects about ecology and environmental concerns that teach children and their families how to conserve energy, protect wildlife, and reduce pollution. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Introduces key environmental issues - wind and solar power, pollution, endangered species, global warming and recycling. Includes hands-on projects like building a worm composting castle and a wind-powered bubble machine. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
An exploration of the environmental, health, and social issues of modern agriculture. Features include fact boxes, sidebars, activities, glossary, list of recommended reading and Web sites, and index"--Provided by publisher.
Contentsv. 1. Consumable goods
v. 2. Durable goods
v. 3. Forests and wetlands
v. 4. Green buildings
v. 5. Green transportation
v. 6. Mountains, deserts, and grasslands
v. 7. Oceans, islands, and polar regions
v. 8. Pollution
v. 9. Producing and obtaining food.
We all know the Earth is in crisis. We should know that it is big enough to sustain us if we can only mobilise politicians and economists to change course now. This book explores environmental, economic and social ideas to save our planet. It helps us understand what is happening to the planet today, exposes the actions of corporations and the lack of action of governments, weighs up new technologies, and champions innovative and viable solutions. Tackling a huge range of subjects - it has the potential to become the seminal reference book on the state of the planet - the one and only environmental book you really need