Zero Waste Kids features fun and practical projects designed to get kids reducing waste, reusing materials, and recycling to benefit the environment and lead more sustainable lives.
Inspired by internationally acclaimed environmental activist Rob Greenfield, Zero Waste Kids teaches through projects and activities how to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home, at school, and in the community. Zero-Waste living is one of the biggest environmental movements of today. Millions of people are inspired to create less trash as part of their desire to live a more environmentally friendly life. The Zero-Waste movement is an excellent opportunity to help children to understand the world they live in and inspire them to start living in a more sustainable way. Of all the environmental problems we face, “trash” is one that is easiest to understand because it is very visual, whereas many other problems are more abstract. Zero-waste isn't the solution to the world's problems, but a very good place to start. Zero-Waste projects include:
- Conduct a household trash audit to discover who throws away what and why.
- Swap disposable shopping bags and lunch boxes for reusable, zero-waste options.
- Compost your food scraps and grow your own food.
- Make natural-dye playdough, leaf prints, and more.
Leading by example, the author is donating all of his proceeds from the book to environmental nonprofit organizations. Zero Waste Kids is every kids go-to guide for making a difference. Activities contributed by April Hepokoski, Zion Lights, Heidi Rose, Alyssa Binns Gunderson, and Michelle Cassar. 100% of the authors earnings are donated to grassroots initiatives.
Rob Greenfield is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a regenerative, equitable and just world. He embarks on extreme projects to bring attention to important global issues and inspire positive change. His work has been covered by media worldwide including National Geographic and he's been named “The Robin Hood of modern times” by France 2 TV. Rob's life is an embodiment of Gandhi's philosophy, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” In a time when many feel disempowered, he believes that our actions really do matter and that as individuals and communities we have the power to improve the world around us. 100% of Rob's book royalties and media earnings are donated to grassroots initiatives. He has committed to living simply and responsibly for life. www.robgreenfield.org
Children’s & educational
8 - 12
Educational: Citizenship & social education