Let’s say you and your children decided to be more eco-friendly. Where to start? Maybe go to the library and get a book or do an extensive google search? And possibly ask around? All these great sources come with different and sometimes conflicting information. Even if you try to read one book, the same text doesn’t appeal to adults and kids alike. You might have to make notes, have a family meeting, and figure out which steps you would have to take to be eco-friendly. (WOW, that sounds like a long and “fun” project).
As an alternative, you can try to read Eco-Effect : The Greening of Money. This book has two parts: one is for kids and the other one – for adults. You still cannot read this book at the same time (HAHA – look how clever I am), but the Teens side appeals to kids while the parent side talks to duh… us!
Eco-Effects: The Greening of Money by Neale Godfrey goes over different aspects of going green and saving money in the whole house. It travels from the the kitchen, into the bathroom, continues into the living room, and goes outside of the house. Make sure to read it with a highlighter or a pencil – You might already do a lot of eco-friendly things, but this book is filled with great ideas, and you will find some things you haven’t implemented.
After finishing your part of the book, flip it and pass it to your child – kids side of the book basically talks about the same things, but in the language that is more appropriate for kids – there are more pictures, the chapters are shorter, and it is more interactive – it is filled with ideas, fun facts, questions, and very understandable examples.
For example, a simple math breakdown how skipping a cup of daily coffee for a week can buy you a dozen of organic eggs, 1/2 gal of organic milk along with organic cheese, fruits, and vegetables.
But enough spoilers – get your own book and get reading. Learn more at Eco-Effect.net
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