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Developed for those who would like to teach their children about green living, this guide offers parents hints for things they can do for and with their kids to lead more environmentally friendly lives. From how to save energy to how to reuse and recycle everything, this resource offers advice for getting children involved in ecology as well as products and services that can help parents raise more environmentally conscious children. Through a series of fun activities---how to start a "light patrol," make a waste-free school lunch, and build a green bird house---parents and kids will learn ways to make the biggest impact, save the most money, and discover how making even the smallest of changes can make a big difference.
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Jenn Savedge (Lurray, VA) is a full-time mom to two daughters, writer, and environmentalist who writes about the two issues most dear to her heart: children and the environment. She has written several books on eco-friendly living and is the owner and webmaster of the Green Parent, www.thegreenparent.com. Savedge s articles on parenting have also appeared on websites and magazines such as "ePregnancy, Healthy Living", iParenting, and SheKnows.com. She was a park ranger with the National Park Service for ten years, developing interpretive materials for children and adults at parks such as Yosemite, Shenandoah, and Sequoia. She has a BA in biology with a minor in environmental science and an MSc in environmental education.
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praise for The Green Parent Apr 29, 2008
The Green Parent is an essential read for all parents and parents-to-be who endeavor to find ways to improve energy efficiency even as their family continues to grow. It offers a wide range of tips and suggestions that cover every aspect of life while raising children. Taking just a few of these and incorporating them into the daily routine can easily help your family save money as well as reduce waste. Most importantly, there are fun and creative ways to involve children in the effort so that the lessons of protecting the environment are taught early and often allowing parents to set the example and educate in ways kids can appreciate. If (like me) you ever thought having children made going green too difficult or challenging, The Green Parent will convince you otherwise. - J.K., father of two
A fountain of ideas that will turn into a strong referene guide for you Apr 9, 2008
The Green Parent is a very valuable resource for any parent that even remotely cares about raising a family with an eye towards sustainability and environmental responsibility. Aside from the fundamental purpose of the book, the Green Parent is a great book for a few reasons. For starters, the book is well researched. There's no fluff. Secondly, it's a very practical book. And that's probably its greatest benefit. The ideas Jenn presents are easy to digest...there's no pontification and you won't feel guilty after reading it. Her wise use of bullet points, light narrative and to-the-point suggestions are a breath of fresh air...pun intended. The Green Parent is a good read on its own, and it has staying power in that you'll be coming back to it as a reference again and again.
A MUST HAVE FOR ECO FRIENDLY PARENTS Mar 23, 2008
This book combines the down home charm of the author with sound research. Jenn speaks from the heart about her love of the environment and her children. THE GREEN PARENT is filled with suggestions that protect, enlighten,and educate, our children so they can become safer and healthier, and more respectful and responsible. Our planet and our children are blessed. Thank you from all eco responsible parents. H. Johnson