Today is Earth Day! Here at Nosy Crow we believe it is very important that we source the suppliers and materials used for our books responsibly. Read more about our commitment to doing the right thing here.
We’re proud to have published some great books that deal with sustainability and taking care of the world, including Earth Heroes by Lily Dyu, our Earth Friends series by Holly Webb, and more. You can view our selection of books for a better planet here – from inspiring stories of people saving the world to the joy of growing things and helping endangered animals, there’s something for all young readers to explore.
Now more than ever it’s important to protect our planet, as we all become increasingly aware of the impact we have on the environment. And what better way to help create a more sustainable future than teaching children about sustainability at a young age?
Empower your young readers to make a difference with these small steps for implementing sustainability in their daily lives, taken from How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear, written by Dr Jess French and illustrated by Angela Keoghan.
Our beautiful planet is in danger. If we do not act soon, we will all be fighting for survival. But don’t despair! If we are kind to the environment, it will give us everything we need for happy, healthy lives. We can change the future. We can save the planet. And the power to do it is in YOUR hands.
Only use things that run on electricity when you really need to and turn them off when you are finished. Using electricity burns up fossil fuels such as oil and coal, which is poisonous to the atmosphere.
Recycle as much as you can! Cans, bottles, paper, cardboard, plastic and glass can all be turned into brand new products if they are recycled.
Tell everyone you meet about the problems facing our planet and how we can fix them. We will all need to work together to solve the problems we have created.
Turn off the tap when you are not using the water. Creating clean drinking water uses lots of energy and produces pollution.
Use things more than once! Before you throw something away, ask yourself how you could use it again.
Think before you buy! Reduce the amount of waste you produce by buying less in the first place. Also avoid buying things with lots of packaging.
Grown-ups often make most of the decisions about what to buy from the shops. Use your pester power to remind them to look for products that are friendly to the environment and don’t have lots of packaging.
How do you help to protect our planet? Let us know if you and your kids have followed any of the above steps, by tagging us on social media!