Growing Sustainable Together

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    Growing Sustainable Together

    Practical Resources for Raising Kind, Engaged, Resilient Children

    Author: Shannon Brescher Shea

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    Tips, tools, advice, and activities for raising eco-friendly kids while nurturing compassion, resilience, and community engagement.

    It can be hard to fit “green living” in with the necessities of modern parenting: you can do 100 things right, but still the trappings of 21st-century life–the waste, the consumerism, the plastic junk–invariably find their way home. So how can you raise kind, balanced, responsible kids, all while doing it sustainably?

    Drawing from cutting-edge social science research, parent interviews, and experiential wisdom, science writer and parenting blogger Shannon Brescher Shea shows how green living and great parenting go hand in hand to teach kids kindness, compassion, resilience, and grit…all while giving them the lifelong tools they need to be successful, engaged, and independent.

    Growing Sustainable Together is packed with easy tips, expert parenting advice, and practical hands-on activities for the toddler years up through the early teens. Each chapter includes a “what to know” section that breaks down core sustainability knowledge, like:
        Energy efficiency and renewables
        How to instill anti-waste and anti-consumerist values
        Better transportation options
        Understanding how and where we get our food
        Developing a lifelong love for environmental activism and volunteering

    Shea highlights “what next?” action steps; a fun, enriching do-it-together activity; recommended books for parent and child; and additional resources for those who want to learn and do more. Growing Sustainable Together concludes with a practical appendix that gives talking points for enrolling teachers, school systems, and fellow parents in eco-friendly activities.

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    Trim Size:
    6 x 9
    Page Count:
    240
    Release Date:
    2020-06-16
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    About the Author

    SHANNON BRESCHER SHEA is devoted to telling authentic stories about green living and parenting. She writes the parenting blog We'll Eat You Up, We Love You So and is a long-standing environmental activist. After receiving a master's degree from Oxford University in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy, she's worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and U.S. Department of Energy. Shea is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and she likes to walk the talk: She's biked from New York City to Washington D.C. to raise money for climate change advocacy, protested the Keystone XL pipeline when she was pregnant, and led family community bike rides. Shea has bylines in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Sierra Magazine, Scary Mommy, and Romper.


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