What does living green mean? For some, it means making a commitment to reduce, reuse, and recycle every day. For others, it also means respecting and conserving our natural resources, so they will be available in the future. In Living Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide, readers learn why protecting the environment is such a crucial undertaking and why and how young adults should take up this important cause. Living Green demonstrates how reckless indifference to our planet's needs jeopardizes not only plants and animals but the existence of mankind. This volume addresses such concerns as leaving a low carbon footprint, protecting wildlife, saving natural resources, conserving trees and gardens, and fighting for environmental justice. Most importantly, Living Green explores the many ways that teens can make a difference-in their homes, communities, and in the world at large. While some of the teen efforts described here may be familiar, the author also focuses on issues seldom addressed, such as dumping toxic waste on poor and powerless communities. The book includes quotes from green advocates and teens who consider themselves eco-friendly, as well as useful advice that will help young adults embrace a lifestyle that will positively affect generations to come.
Introduction: Living Green: What Does It Mean? Chapter 1: Caring for the Earth Chapter 2: Leaving a Low Carbon Footprint Chapter 3: Using Less Fossil Fuel Chapter 4: Getting There the Green Way Chapter 5: Fighting for Environmental Justice Chapter 6: Protecting Wildlife Chapter 7: Saving Water Resources Chapter 8: Helping Parks, Zoos, and Animal Sanctuaries Chapter 9: Conserving and Planting Trees and Gardens Chapter 10: Buying Green Chapter 11: Reducing, Reusing, Recycling Chapter 12: Participating in Green Projects at Schools Chapter 13: Being Green at Home Chapter 14: Living Green Today and Tomorrow Selected Resources