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Sustainable planet

Sustainability means trying to avoid using up natural resources so as to keep Earth's ecosystems in balance. Some sustainability practices include composting, limiting use of cars and other vehicles that use fossil fuels, and investing in solar power for your home. This title introduces to the main concept of sustainability in an age-appropriate way, including environmental and Earth science topics in the main content. Case studies gives readers relatable examples and tips on how to live more sustainably now and in the future. and how that will impact Earth.

Plastic planet

One of the biggest problems facing Earth today is man-made: plastic. Because this material is so versatile, it became the default for making just about everything for years. From drink cups to toys, plastic is all around us. But very little plastic is recycled, and that which is recycled is done so improperly. Readers may be familiar with bans on plastic bags and other solutions to the plastic problem, but this title takes them a step further in understanding how and why we got into trouble in the first place as well as how people might be able to fix it.

Good food, bad waste

let's eat for the planet
"This illustrated book examines the problem of food waste around the world, its consequences for the environment and practical things young readers can do to curb food waste."--Provided by publisher.

The plastic problem

60 small ways to reduce waste and save the earth
Explores the terrible cost of plastic pollution on land and ocean environments and offers advice for readers on what they can do to limit their own plastic waste and help eliminate what is already polluting the planet.

Save ocean life

"Focuses on the importance of ocean life and the extinction crisis, what is threatening ocean life, what we can do to help ocean life, and what is already being done to combat the ocean life extinction crisis"--Provided by publisher.


how a boat made from flip-flops is helping to save the ocean / by Linda Ravin Lodding and Dipesh Pabari ; illustrated by Michael Machira Mwangi
"Based on the true story of the Kenyan dhow boat, this . . . tale explores a creative way to battle plastic pollution"--Dust jacket.

Don't waste your food

"Amara's dad says they shouldn't waste food. But why is this such a big problem? Follow their story and find out what happens to food waste, what can be composted, and how to reduce the amount of food we throw away"--Provided by publisher.

Avocado anxiety

and other stories about where your food comes from
"In an effort to make sense of the complex food system we are all part of, Louise Gray decides to track the stories of our five-a-day from farm to fruit bowl, and discover the impact that growing fruits and vegetables has on the planet. Through visits to farms, interviews with scientists and trying to grow her own, she digs up the dirt behind organic potatoes, greenhouse tomatoes and a glut of courgettes. In each chapter, Louise answers a question about a familiar item in our shopping basket"--Provided by publisher.

Saving the oceans from plastic

Describes the harmful effects of plastic pollution on the earth's oceans, and ways to reduce the use of plastics. Includes critical thinking questions, color photographs, a glossary, and further resources.

Energy technology

the tools of the industry
Contains a collection of articles published in the "New York Times" by various journalists exploring the benefits and drawbacks of various energy sources from fossil fuels to wind and solar. Reveals the complex political and economic factors involved in energy use and production, and highlights the debates between competing political and domestic interests. Discusses the future of energy policy and presents a thirty-year plan for pollution-free energy sources. Includes a glossary, black-and-white photographs, graphics, and text-dependent questions.


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