I'm feeling much better, but I'm still slightly addled so it's a great week to give away a bunch of books! Since I haven't done this in a while, today begins green book week, where I'll be giving away one book a day. And, this time I promise to actually mail them out to the winners in a timely manner.
Today's book is The Green Teen, written by the venerable Jenn Savedge. I reviewed this book back in June. But, for your benefit, I'll repeat it here, since clicking back is too much work.
It's been a while since I've been a teenager, but I can certainly appreciate their concerns about the environment. Back when I was a teen, the biggest issues that kept me up at night were nuclear war and holes in the ozone. Well, that and Don Johnson. Kids today can add environmental destruction to the list of things to preoccupy themselves.
Having a teenage niece, I was interested in doing a review of The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen's Guide to Saving the Planet, written by Jenn Savedge, a fellow Green Mom.
The book contains super salient information about being environmentally friendly, yet geared for a younger audience. It starts off with a global warming primer and then gets right into tips for how teens can green themselves (food, clothing), their homes (turning off water, lights) and school (lunch, recycling programs). The final sections describe what they can do to get more involved and even prepare themselves for a green collar job, for those teens already planning for their future career. Well, one that doesn't involve living on a sailboat with an alligator named Elvis and hanging out with an overacting partner named Tubbs. But, I digress...
If you know a teen who is interested in green or, really, any color, surreptitiously leave this gem around the house in some inconspicuous (but obvious) spot for them to find. Because, you know, if they discover it and find out the information on their own, it's way better than you telling them to turn off the lights, shut off the water when they brush their teeth, recycle their cans, etc.
Okay, if you want to enter the random drawing to win this book (it makes an excellent gift for your Buy Hand for the Holidays Challenge), add your name to the comments of this post. You have until Friday, October 2nd (my hubby's b-day!) at 6:00 pm PST to enter. The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday. Buena suerte!