An (almost) zero-waste life
by Megean Weldon
A 'zero waste' life is about changing or altering the way we consume, and how we think about waste. It's about making better choices when we can, and working to reduce our overall impact by reducing the amount of packaging and single-use plastics we bring into our life. Weldon presents simple ways you can reduce waste in every aspect of your life, from making your own natural cleaners and beauty supplies, to reducing food packaging and starting a compost pile. She wants to change the way you see the world around you-- creating a healthier planet and happier you.
Can I recycle this?
Since the dawn of the recycling system, men and women the world over have stood by their bins, holding an everyday object, wondering, "can I recycle this?" This simple question reaches into our concern for the environment, the care we take to keep our homes and our communities clean, and how we interact with our local government. Recycling rules seem to differ in every municipality, with exceptions and caveats at every turn, leaving the average American scratching her head at the simple act of throwing something away. Taking readers on a quick but informative tour of how recycling actually works (setting aside the propaganda we were all taught as kids), Can I Recycle This gives straightforward answers to whether dozens of common household objects can or cannot be recycled, as well as the information you need to make that decision for anything else you encounter.
Sustainability made simple
Rosaly Byrd and Laurèn DeMates
Sustainability Made Simple is an introduction to sustainability and sustainable living that explores the relationship between everyday life and the intricate global environmental issues of today, including air and water pollution, deforestation, and climate change. Rosaly Byrd and Laurèn DeMates offer an optimistic yet realistic perspective on our impact on the environment, giving much needed guidance to those who are interested in finding new and relatively easy ways to incorporate sustainability into daily life.
The clean, green rescue!
Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, and the rest of Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol are always ready to recycle, reuse, and help the environment! Boys and girls ages 3-7 will enjoy this hardcover storybook that reminds readers that on one is too small to change the world. Get on the case with Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol! Chase, Marshall, Skye, and the rest of the pups are always ready to save their friends and protect the community of Adventure Bay using their vehicles, tools, and teamwork.
Kids vs. plastic
Jam-packed with surprising information about plastic's effect on the environment, plus loads of practical ways kids can cut down on their plastic footprint, this is the kids guide to being part of the pollution solution! Discover shocking stats and surprising facts; inspirational interviews with National Geographic explorers and leading researchers who are working tirelessly to protect the planet; tons of simple suggestions for sustainable swaps; and more eco-friendly choices. This book answers all of your burning questions about plastic and offers tangible ways to get involved, reduce plastic use, and create a more plastic-free future!
The Rodale book of composting
Grace Gershuny & Deborah L. Martin, editors
This revised edition of The Rodale Book of Composting includes all the latest in new techniques, technology, and equipment. Gardeners know composting is the best way to feed the soil and turn food scraps into fresh produce, but even urbanites can get on board thanks to programs like compost pickup and citywide food waste initiatives-there's no better way to reduce landfill waste (and subsequent emissions) and dependence on fossil fuels while nourishing the earth. The Rodale Book of Composting offers easy-to-follow instructions for making and using compost; helpful tips for apartment dwellers, suburbanites, farmers, and community leaders; and ecologically sound solutions to growing waste-disposal problems.
Recycle and remake
Hélène Hilton, editor
Kids are on a mission to save the Earth! Recycle and Remake is the hands-on, practical guide you need to get started. This gentle, but empowering book is full of creative making activities, information, and ideas that give young eco-warriors (like you!) the know-how to really help the environment.