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Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Linda Sivertsen

Grade 9 Up—A thorough yet accessible manual on green living. Sivertsen and her teenage son draw on scientific findings, personal experience, and interviews with celebrities and teens to provide readers with environmentally responsible lifestyle … see full wiki

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Author: Linda Sivertsen
Genre: Children's Books, Teens
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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For Green tweens and teens and their parents

  • Sep 17, 2008
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My ten-year-old daughter is a part of "Generation Green." I always wonder if it's a fad or she's just trying to be hip, but I think that it is this generation who WILL make a difference (hopefully).

She always expresses interest in books and shows on how to live a greener life, so I got this book for us to read together.

She's a little young for some of the pop culture references (Gossip Girl) and tips (makeup and cell phones), but in general, these are tips she can use (and me too). I like the idea that our children can guide us.

While she always says she's green, she's the first one complaining if it's too hot (not enough a/c) or too cold (heater turned down), so I'm hoping that a book like this will show her that these things matter.

The book is written by an 18 year old and his mom, so it's very reader-friendly and written in a conversational tone.

I like that each chapter includes "Big steps" and "small steps." The last chapter features a typical teen's routine, and choices that would be typical, green, greener, and greenest. Again -- this causes them to think about if they really want to make the green choice (walk instead of ride) or if they just want slap an earth sticker on their notebook and call themselves an environmentalist.

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