Table of Contents:
- What’s it Like, Living Green?
The Green Living Quiz
Environmentally Aware—Azura Ammon
A Dark Green Family—Melissa Zenz
The Girls of the Future—Dotty Simmons
A Homestead in the City—Julie Mullin
The Family with the Weird Bread—Geoff Mullin
Two Reasons to Recycle—Nicole Williams
Just Put Your Cans in the Bag by the Door—Autumn Debello
The Davila Family’s Recycling Program—Alix
Devon’s “Heal the World” Recycling—Devon Green
Following in Her Sister’s Green Footsteps—Jessica Green
Black Gold Compost and Composting-- Jake Henty
Greening up Your Power-- Dotty Simmons
What about Paper?—Sara Diamond
Disposable Water Bottles: A Problem for the Earth—Lynn Hasselberger
Plastic Bags Contaminate Land and Sea—Sara Sikes
Why Are Families Concerned about Chinese Products?—Jill A. Vanderwood
Energy Saving Tips—Carrol Wolverton
How Can I Reduce Greenhouse Gases?—Jill A. Vanderwood
How to Reuse Household Items—Emily Sikes
Driving Green: My Biodiesel Car—Jeanette Ammon
Ethan’s Green Choices—Lynn Hasselberger
Reuse Tips—Jill A. Vanderwood
- Responsible for Our Earth
Our World—Sara Sikes
What Does It Mean To Be Green at a Park?—Wynne Coplea
Chocolate—A Yummy Treat?—Jill A.Vanderwood
Creating a Backyard Wildlife Preserve—Claudia Norton
Water Tips—Carrol Wolverton
World Water Crisis Will Soon Reach America—Jill A. Vanderwood
Earth Menders Tips—Lynn Hasselberger
America Has the Ability to Feed the World—Tammie Umbel
- Kids Teaching Kids by the Way They Live
Ryan’s Well—Ryan Hreljac
Devon’s Heal the World—Giving Back—Devon Green
A Girl with a Plan—Jessica Green
Kids Saving the Rainforest—Janine Licare
Kid’s F.A.C.E. (For a Clean Environment)—Melissa Poe
Creating a Green School—Susan Rys
Answers to the Green Living Quiz
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How Green is My Family (from the back cover)
Azura Ammon is a sixteen-year-old home schooled student from Albany Ohio, who has been raised to be environmentally aware.
Jeanette Ammon is the mother of two and a Healing Touch Message Therapist from Albany, Ohio. Jeanette teaches us about clean energy and how to walk gently on this mother earth.
Emma Austin is a seventeen-year-old artist who lives in sunny Queensland, Australia.
Her love of animals has carried over into her artwork as she began drawing animals and things of nature ever since she could pick up a pencil. Emma started serious digital illustration in 2004.
Wynne Coplea is an environmental educator from Springfield, Illinois, who teaches kids about green living, clearn energy and environmental awareness.
Alexandra Gnoske Davila is the mother of two children who lives in North Chicago, Illinois. Alix is teaching her children and other parents to save the earth by reusing, reducing, and recycling.
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Sara Diamond lives in Northern California. She is a Graduate Student in the Department of Entomology at the University of CA, Davis. Sara is working for a cleaner healthier environment and sustainable future.
Autumn Dibello is a third-grade recycler from Utah who wants to teach other kids how easy recycling can be.
Devon Green is the owner of 'Devon's Heal the World Recycling', which she began at age five. Her business includes giving of her time and raising funds to help others, as well as helping the planet. She is currently attending college in North Carolina.
Jessica Green is a sixth-grader and Vice President of Recycling for ‘Devon’s Heal the World’ and Jessie too. She joined her sister’s recycling business at the age of five. Jessica gives back to her community by raising money for those who can’t help themselves.
Lynn Hasselberger is the mother of an eight-year-old boy and the owner of My Earth 360. In addition to teaching kids about environmental awareness, she sells earth-friendly products such as reusable water bottles and cloth shopping bags.
Jake Henty is eleven years old and lives with his parents in St. Louis, Missouri. He teaches other kids how to create their own compost to cut down on waste and grow healthier gardens.
His mother, Brenda Henty, owns a green business, My Green Boutique, www.mygreenboutique.com
Ryan Hreljac is the founder of Ryan’s Well. Ryan has been providing fresh water wells for whole villages since he was only seven years old. The Hreljacs live in North Grenville, just south of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. www.ryanswell.com
Janine Licare is from Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. She co-founded Kids Saving the Rainforest when she was only nine years old, and is saving animal habitats and planting trees to make a cleaner, healthier world. Janine is currently a student at Stanford University.
Geoff Mullin is a teenager from North Carolina, who has been brought up by a family "obsessed with saving the earth, starting in our backyard." His family is careful about their use of electricity and water. They raise a garden for food, and gather healthy eggs from endangered breeds of chickens.
Julie Mullin is the mother of one teenage son. She lives and teaches others about going green and how to live a sustainable life. Julie lives just south of Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County, where she runs a green business.
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Mia Norton is four-years-old and a fan of Nickelodeon's Big Green Help. Together with her mom, Claudia McCracken Norton, she has joined Kids for a Clean Environment. Her family has made a wildlife sanctuary in their own back yard, where they provide homes for birds, frogs and insects.
Melissa Poe is the founder of Kids F.A.C.E.—Kids for a Clean Environment, created when she was only nine years old. Kids F.A.C.E., is the world’s largest youth environmental organization. Melissa lives in Nashville, Tennessee. www.kidsface.com
St. Benedict School is a parochial school in the Archdiocese of Chicago. It is located in Blue Island, IL. The school has 175 students and serves preschool through grade eight, under the direction of Mrs. Susan Rys, principal. Students at St. Benedict have made a life-long commitment to service to the environment so that it is preserved for kids of the future. Visit our web page at www.stbenbi.org
Dotty Simmons is a grandmother from Dinsmore, California. Her family creates their own clean energy and doesn’t receive power from the main electrical grid. She is the owner of Simmons Natural Bodycare: Making Every Day Special
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Emily Sikes is a fifteen-year-old from Arkansas and a member of 4-H, where she is learning and teaching others about environmental issues, including the reuse of household items.
Sara Sikes is a thirteen-year-old from Arkansas where she is setting an example for other kids and adults in using cloth bags to cut down on the waste of plastic.
Linda Stein is the mother of two and owner of the green cosmetics company: Zosimos Botanicals LLC, 28 Allenhurst Court Gaithersburg, MD 20878, email@example.com , 1-877-889-9969 StartupNation deems Zosimos Botanicals one of the Top 10 Greenest Home-Based Businesses of 2008. The 2nd Annual StartupNation Home-Based 100 contest ranked businesses in ten categories. The Greenest category applied to home-based businesses having a positive environmental and/or social impact.
Tammie Umbel is the mother of eleven children. Along with her family, she manages a ten acre organic farm outside Leesburg VA.
Tammie is the owner and founder of Shea Terra Organics. They are a fair trade company which sells natural product made from Shea butter from Africa. Their company allows African women to have a better life. Their company features face and body lotions, green gifts and fair trade coffee, chocolate and elephant pepper sauce. Shea Terra Rainforest Wild Fruit Organic Shea Butter won Shecky's Media "Best of Beauty Book 2007" award.
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Jill A. Vanderwood is the author of four children's books, including: What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live. She has written this book to bring kids together to help save the earth. www.throughtherug.com
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Nicole Williams is a sixth-grade recycler from Utah who influences those around her to begin their own recycling program.
Carrol Wolverton lives in Florida. She is the author of seven books, including Living Cheap and Loving it: tomatoes in the flower bed. Carrol teaches us how to save money along with tips for green living.
Melissa Zenz is the mother of two from Florida who lives a dark green life, setting an example and letting her voice be heard in making changes for the earth and its creatures. Melissa is the owner of Kid Bean natural products.
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