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47 Things Teens Can Do For The Environment

BY ZEST BOOKS

There’s no doubt about it, our environment is in crisis. Everywhere you go, people are talking about it: how the earth is warming up as a result of too much carbon dioxide in the air and too few trees left to absorb it, how oil-drilling is ruining natural habitats, how trash is overflowing into our waterways, and how chemicals used in various products are making people and wildlife sick. Sigh.

Why teens? you might ask. The answer is simple. You’re strong, creative, and motivated. You’re doers and dreamers. And you’re also the ones who will inherit the planet. If change is going to happen, it has to start with you.

You know the planet is in trouble. The question is: What can you do about it? 
You don’t have to run out tomorrow and build a car that runs on vegetable oil, or ship out to South America to save the rain forests. You just have to get informed and start making small changes, one at a time. Decisions to shop, drive, and even party differently can have a huge and positive impact on the health of the earth. That’s what 47 Things is about. In this book, you’ll find tonnes of real things that teens can do to make a difference. Some things are as easy as eating less meat, planning a green date, or learning to shop vintage. Others are more involved, like hosting a green film festival for friends, creating an environmental task force at school, or going on an eco-adventure to gain a deeper love and appreciation for this beautiful spinning rock we call home.

  • Paperback, 128 Pages
  • © 2012, Zest Books
  • 6" x 0.4" x 6.5"

Lexi Petronis has written articles about health, nutrition, and teen life for magazines such as CosmoGIRL!, Glamour, and Fitness. She also blogs about environmental news for Glamour.com. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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There’s no doubt about it, our environment is in crisis. Everywhere you go, people are talking about it: how the earth is warming up as a result of too much carbon dioxide in the air and too few trees left to absorb it, how oil-drilling is ruining natural habitats, how trash is overflowing into our waterways, and how chemicals used in various products are making people and wildlife sick. Sigh.

Why teens? you might ask. The answer is simple. You’re strong, creative, and motivated. You’re doers and dreamers. And you’re also the ones who will inherit the planet. If change is going to happen, it has to start with you.

You know the planet is in trouble. The question is: What can you do about it? 
You don’t have to run out tomorrow and build a car that runs on vegetable oil, or ship out to South America to save the rain forests. You just have to get informed and start making small changes, one at a time. Decisions to shop, drive, and even party differently can have a huge and positive impact on the health of the earth. That’s what 47 Things is about. In this book, you’ll find tonnes of real things that teens can do to make a difference. Some things are as easy as eating less meat, planning a green date, or learning to shop vintage. Others are more involved, like hosting a green film festival for friends, creating an environmental task force at school, or going on an eco-adventure to gain a deeper love and appreciation for this beautiful spinning rock we call home.

  • Paperback, 128 Pages
  • © 2012, Zest Books
  • 6" x 0.4" x 6.5"
About the Author

Lexi Petronis has written articles about health, nutrition, and teen life for magazines such as CosmoGIRL!, Glamour, and Fitness. She also blogs about environmental news for Glamour.com. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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