Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, Hardcover by Oliver Jeffers
#1 New York Times bestseller A TIME Magazine Best Book of the Year A NPRBest Book of 2017 ABoston GlobeBest Book of 2017
"Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers's candy-colored humans...underscores the twin messages that 'You're never alone on Earth' and that we're all in this together."—Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"A true work of art."—BuzzFeed
Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child—and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home.
Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.
How To Save Your Planet One Object at a Time by Dr. Tara Shine
'An unpreachy guide [...] free of jargon and full of often surprising information.' The Times
Change starts at home. In the office. Change starts with you. Your family. Your friends. Change starts with everyday things.
One object at a time.
Sometimes it can feel overwhelming thinking about all that needs to be done to save our planet. This book is the antidote to that feeling. Easy to read and easy to do - here's all the information and inspiration you need to make a difference, simply by making smart choices about everyday objects, tasks and habits.
Environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine guides you from room to room and occasion to occasion with environmentally friendly solutions, backed by science. From swapping bottled soap to bars, to replacing cling film with a simple plate, you will reduce your environmental footprint in an instant, while saving money.
This book busts persistent myths and will once and for all show that living sustainably can be both fun and convenient. Besides, it will not only have a positive impact on the environment, but your wellbeing too!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Dr Tara Shine is an expert in the field of climate change and climate justice with a passion for communicating her science and her positive vision for the future. She has advised world leaders, governments, multilateral agencies and civil society organisations on climate change, environmental policy and development assistance. Formerly Special Advisor to the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice and Adviser to The Elders, Tara has recently been announced the incoming Chair of the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED). She knows the inside world of the international climate change negotiations as well as the role that business plays in shaping and delivering sustainable development.
Tara is Co-Founder and Director of the award winning social enterprise, Change by Degrees, which educates and inspires people at home, at work and in their community to live more sustainably.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (April 16, 2020)
Length: 256 pages
Our House Is on Fire by Jeanette Winter, Hardcover Book
Learn the story ofTIMEPERSON OF THE YEAR Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movent and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change—from acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter.
I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic…I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.
When she was fifteen years old, Greta Thunberg’s teacher explained to her class that our climate is changing—the earth is getting warmer, the polar ice caps are melting, and life on earth is threatened. Greta was devastated. What could she do? If the grown-ups weren’t doing enough to save the planet, Greta would have to demand change herself.
So she went on strike, skipping school every Friday to sit outside of the Swedish Parliament building with a sign that read “School Strike for Climate.” At first, Greta was the only one. But gradually, more and more students joined her, until her lone protest had sparked a worldwide student movement for action on climate change.
Now, a year later, Greta is speaking to audiences of world leaders at important meetings like the United Nations Climate Conference and the World Economic Forum. She is leading the conversation on climate change and sparking worldwide conversation on how to save our planet. Greta is showing everyone that even the smallest person can make a big difference, and this picture book informs and inspires young readers who are beginning to learn about the world around them.
Sustainable Home | A Book by Christine Liu
Sustainable Home is a stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household.
Sustainable lifestyle blogger and professional Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle. Whether its by making your own toothpaste, converting to renewable energy sources, reducing your consumption of plastic, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference.
With environmental issues at the forefront of global politics, the desire to make small changes on an individual level is on the rise; this book will guide anyone hoping to make a difference, but who perhaps don’t know where to begin.
Clem and Crab | A Book by Fiona Lumbers
Clem is an explorer, a collector, a protector of the seas! Treasure hunting on her beloved beach, she stumbles across Crab, his claw stuck in a plastic bag.
Crab will be much safer and happier in the city with Clem, but doesn’t he belong on the beach?
A stunningly illustrated timely tale of cleaning up our beaches, with the message that every small action helps.
Great for ages 3 - 6
Playpress Christmas Post Office - Build & Play Set [Damaged]
Printed, pre-cut playboard sheets from which to pop-out and build your post office and 2 Christmassy staff! 54 pieces. Plus language-free instruction booklet your child can follow by themselves.
Feel great about where it comes from:
Raw materials from EU? Yes - UK and Finland
Organic? Not yet!
Manufactured in EU? Yes - UK and Finland
What's it made from? PEFC-certified new cardboard, plus water-based, non-toxic inks, sealants and varnishes
What's it packaged in? PEFC-certified new cardboard
Shipping packaging from manufacturer to us: Cardboard and paper only, no plastic
Vegan? Yes including glues and inks
Reused upcycled or recycled? No, trials with recycled card did not give the strength and density required, so it's made from PEFC-certified new card.
Feel great about where it goes after you've used it:
Biodegradable/ compostable? Biodegradable; but we won't recommend composting until we check the glues and inks are suitable
Reusable refillable? No
Recyclable? Yes! 100%
Feel great about you and your child using it:
Great for ages: 4+. Not suitable for children under 3 - contains small parts
Shelf life: Indefinite
Awards: The paper mill boasts ISO 9001 (quality assurance) and ISO 14001 (environmental management) standards
Safety standards met: Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys, including requirements EN 71-1 (mechanical and physical properties) and EN 71-2 (flammability)
Improvements we're working on in this product: It's near-perfect! <3 <3 <3 But we'd love it certified vegan and compostable (watch this space)
A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping
Reduce your food and packaging waste and lower your carbon footprint with this modern, practical guide to sustainable grocery shopping.
Almond milk, oat milk, rice milk—which of the countless nondairy milks available on the market does the least harm to the environment? How do you decode the language on an egg carton? Is it possible to keep a bundle of fresh asparagus from spoiling so. darn. fast? If plastic is so bad, why is it on everything, and what can you do about it?
These are just some of the questions A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shoppingwill help answer. Whether you’re someone who’s been making changes for years or you’re clueless about where to start when it comes to sustainability, this book will teach you how to make a difference.
Cutting back on food waste is one of the most impactful ways you can personally help combat climate change. With extra pages for taking notes and a space to perform your own waste audit at home, this book provides the tools to make better choices about what goes into your grocery cart, and how you ultimately treat those items once they’re in your home.
You’ll learn some hard-to-swallow facts about the food industry and gain some actionable tips for making the grocery store—and the world—a more ethical place. You’ll become better at reading food labels, getting acquainted with terms you can trust, and recognizing words and phrases to regard with skepticism. You’ll gain the confidence to shop in the bulk section, ask your butcher questions about sourcing, and perhaps finally relieve some of the guilt you feel over the mountain of plastic bags accumulating beneath your sink.
If you’re ready to make a change, let’s get to it.
Waste Not | A Book by Erin Rhoads
The one book you need to reduce waste at home and in everyday life.
We need to talk about waste. Shrink-wrapped vegies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away. Globally, many individual households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home every year. This includes thousands of dollars worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain.
But what to do about such a huge problem? Is it just the price we pay for the conveniences of modern life? What if it were possible to have it both ways – to live a modern life with less waste?
That’s where Erin Rhoads, aka The Rogue Ginger, comes in. Erin went from eating plastic-packaged takeaway while shopping online for fast fashion, to becoming one of Australia’s leading eco-bloggers. Erin knows that small changes can have a big impact. In Waste Not she shares everything she’s learnt from her own funny, inspiring – and far-from-perfect – journey to living with less waste, to help you tackle your own war on waste.
It’s Only One | A Book by Tracey Corderoy and Tony Neal
Sunnyville is perfect. It twinkles with total loveliness. Until Rhino drops a toffee wrapper!
“What? It’s only one!” he says.
Soon things are messier, noisier and a WHOLE LOT grumpier! Can anyone save the day?
The perfect book to teach kids that a little care from everyone makes a joyful world for all.
Great for kids ages 3 - 7
Green Planet | A Book by Moira Butterfield and Jonathan Woodward
Every creature in the forest – from the tiny beetle to the giant bear – depends on trees for survival. This wonderful introduction to the natural world is full of facts about animals and wildlife in the forests of the globe.
Great for kids ages 5 - 10
The Sustainable-ish Living Guide | A Book by Jen Gale
Easy, do-able, down to earth ideas and suggestions for everyone to help save the planet.
If you want to save the planet, but your to-do list is already pretty long and remembering your re-usable coffee cup feels like a Herculean task, then this is the book for you. Covering every aspect of our lives from the stuff we buy and the food we eat, to how we travel, work, and celebrate. This book provides stacks of practical, down to earth ideas to slot into your daily life, alongside a gentle kick up the butt to put your newfound knowledge into action.
Practical tips include unsubscribing from all the tempting emails that drop into your inbox with details of the newest clothing range or the latest sale, and keeping a mug next to your kettle to work out how much water you actually need to boil each time, as over filling kettles costs British households £68 million on energy bills each year.
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