Inspired by internationally acclaimed environmental activist, humanitarian, and adventurer Robin Greenfield, Zero Waste Kids features fun and easy illustrated projects and activities that will help your family reduce, reuse, and recycle at home, at school, and in your community.
While most kids probably aren’t going to grow all their own food for a year like Robin has, Zero Waste Kids features fun and practical projects for growing some of your own food, with advice and encouragement for why doing so is important. And, instead of wearing all their trash for a week like Robin did, with Zero Waste Kids, they’ll learn how to audit their trash, to really understand how much waste they’re personally contributing to the earth’s landfills.
Zero Waste Kids helps 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 play dough, leaf prints, and more.
Zero Waste Kids is every kid’s go-to guide for making a difference.
This book is printed on FSC-certified paper using soy inks. And, leading by example, Robin is donating all of his proceeds from the book to environmental nonprofit organizations.
Activities contributed by April Hepokoski, Zion Lights, Heidi Rose, Alyssa Binns Gunderson, and Michelle Cassar.
About the Author
Robin 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. One hundred percent of Robin’s book royalties and media earnings are donated to grassroots initiatives. He has committed to living simply and responsibly for life. www.robingreenfield.org
‘From conducting a household trash audit to growing your own food, inspiring activities and achievable projects to help children become earth activists.’ —The Bookseller