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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Green Teen: book giveaway

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!

42 comments:

Stacy said...

I'm in! Stacy

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Count me in, too!
Katie

Eve said...

Hi. I am Eve and I would love to be entered.


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Michelle said...

Thanks! Count me in.

Rachel Koniar said...

My students would love it!

Michelle said...

My four would definitely be excited to read this! Thanks for offering it up, and I reckon we might be able to find a copy at the local library as well, if some other schmuck is luckier than I am :)

Tree Hugging Mama said...

My 11 is not yet a teen, but she is on board with my crunchy gronola life (as long as I don't ask her to give up her DS) and I know she would enjoy reading this book.
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k said...

me too! kassie

motheralice said...

I'm in! Thanks!

Sara said...

I'd love to win!
Sara

Sparkless said...

Ohhh nothing better than a free book! Count me in too.

Environmental Soul said...

I'm in
Chelsey

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing.

diana from CO

Segwyne said...

I would love to get this for my two oldest (10 and 13). Please count me in. Thanks.

Mama Lavender said...

Oh Fun - a giveaway to start my week! My daughter (15) would totally love this :)

Deanna said...

Me, too, please. :)

crstn85 said...

This would be a great addition to my classroom library!

Melissa Anderson said...

Please enter me in the drawing :)
Melissa

Marino said...

count me in too please!
Marino

Jenny said...

oh, how I'd love to leave that lying around for my niece!!!
Jenny here...

Robj98168 said...

In! Raises hand violently
Ooooh! Ooooh! Ooooh! LOL I even said nice things about Ballard on my blog yesterday!!!

teresa said...

I would love to be included in the drawing, the book sounds wonderful. We push being green with our kids and reenforcement that it's smart and not just something your parents value is great!

Sareen said...

I'm in -sdk

710 East Myrtle Avenue said...

I would love to introduce this book to my three teenagers!

Mommy T said...

I'd love to win this for my 15-year-old step-daughter. I started an envronmental lub bak when I was in high school and clearly we need to engage this generation as well if real progress will ever be made!

Luci said...

would love to win this for my teens
Luci

Sarah said...

I would love to win this and give it to my little sister!!

Sonja said...

My son was just asking what it means when they call his mom granola, this would be a perfect book for him.

Aydan said...

I left teenagerhood less than a year ago. I'd be interested to see what the book has to say. Count me in, please!

Bess said...

Me too please!!!

Jenna said...

My nephew would dig this heaps!
Thanks,
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owlfan said...

I'd have to do the stealth "book lying around" with my 13 yo son, but I'd love to try.

Nick said...

Sign me up! The name is Nick.

Diana said...

I could really use this book!

Liz C. said...

My niece would love this book- she will be turning 14 at the end of October, making it a perfect gift!

Jenny said...

I would love this--it won't be long before this is very relevent to my kiddos

Rachel said...

Looks like a good book too.

holdenj said...

Please count me in! It looks like a great book.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks,
Julie

Diane said...

My daughters would love this book. So important to teach our children well.

Renee Unplugged - said...

I'd love this for my kids!

Dolphin Girl said...

Thanks! Happy Birthday to your hubby.

Allison said...

I'm all for a book telling my teenagers how to live green so I don't have to nag.

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