Tuesday, June 9, 2009

An Amazing Book

I recently read a book by my friend Jill Vanderwood called What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, By The Way They Live. This is an amazing book. I was surprised to learn some of the things that kids are doing to make a difference in our world. They are remarkable.

I don’t want to appear too dumb, but honestly, I haven’t paid a lot of attention to some of the things being said about living green. Yeah, I know about the recycling, but have never given reducing and reusing much thought. As a young girl, we did reuse lots of stuff, that’s just what you did back then. Now I just go buy new stuff, but I can see what I’m doing wrong, and I intend to correct this.

Actually, I’m not even doing the recycling thing correctly. The ABCS of recycling include lots more things than what I’ve been doing. Besides the aluminum, it also includes brass, copper, and stainless steel.

I’m sure the rest of you understand and are interested in healing the world for future generations. After reading this, I certainly want all my grandchildren to be aware of the ways they can save the world. Everyone can do many things to help. I hope every school will emphasize and start teaching this to all the students.

I learned that it doesn’t matter how old you are, kids can and do make a difference. Many kids are out there learning how to help the environment, helping others, and earning money in the process. Encourage your family to become a part of this.

1 comment:

Cindy Beck, author said...

Sounds like a great book for kids ... and adults!