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EcoKids Raising Children Who Care for the Earth by Dan Chiras

EcoKids Raising Children Who Care for the Earth


EcoKids Raising Children Who Care for the Earth by Dan Chiras

Because schools cannot be relied upon to produce an Earth-friendly citizenry, the task falls to the parents. Yet even aware parents often lack the understanding and resources to take on such a task. This book addresses this gap by presenting a coherent plan that will help parents to foster love for nature, tack children the importance of environmental protection, and promote environmental values and inspire action -- actions that will last a lifetime. A hopeful and inspiring guide for parents, topics covered include ways to: avoid gloom and doom in favour of positive solutions; foster love and empathy for nature; develop environmental values; put values into action; help children to discover the roots of problems and be part of lasting solutions; walk the talk; counter the consumer culture, starting in your own home and community; generate hope and combat apathy. Each chapter includes an inspiring case study of a child who's making a difference, short pieces that highlight serious problems such as global warming, along with positive solutions that can be read aloud to children, and activities for children. A resource guide lists helpful books, articles, videos and organisations.

About the Author

Dan Chiras is the author of fifteen books. Dave Wann worked with the EPA for a decade and is now a writer and video producer. Widely published in magazines.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2005


Dan Chiras

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New Society Publishers


240 pages


Advice on parenting
The environment



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