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 alternatives, from organic cosmetics to natural kitchen cleaners to green career opportunities. The "Five Rs"—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, Refuse—provide a framework for embracing an alternative to rampant consumerism. The book's incisive voice, using teen idioms, is accessible to those who have little or no background in environmental issues, yet the standards within will likewise engage readers already committed to being green. Though there is no index and the many pop-culture references may hinder the work's longevity, this volume will appeal to the target audience. Chapters are broken into frequent, user-friendly subheadings, and special interviews—many with energetic, activist teens—are clearly designated; decorative illustrations complement the text. Listings of green Web sites, charities, and organizations are included. In addition to being a handy, information-rich companion to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth (Viking, 2007) and Laurie David and Cambria Gordon's The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming (Scholastic, 2007), Generation Green is also unique, for its central focus is not to explain the science behind current environmental challenges, but rather to reveal how young people can work to solve those problems in their everyday lives.—Farida S. Dowler, Mercer Island Library, WA
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"Every generation thinks they want to change the world. If the latest generation is serious about it, Tosh and Linda provide the blueprint. This book is deep and yet fun and smart and filled with great tips, facts, stories, and interviews. Every school needs to have Generation Green as part of their curriculum!"
-- Ed Begley, Jr., Living with Ed, for Discovery's Planet Green
"The guide is packed with tons of tips for becoming eco-chic..."
-- Teen Vogue
"We've got Generation X and Generation Y. Generation Green has a much better ring to it!"
-- Amy Edelen, co-host of FreshlyGreen.com & co-owner of YourGuidetoGreen.com
"Generation Green is a fast-paced and easy read for any young adult who's interested in finding purpose in their life and making a difference. If you know a teen that longs to be inspired by something more than reality TV, Generation Green is chocked full of fun and easy-to-apply actions which prove how small things can make a huge impact. Buy this book for every teen you know and allow them join with us to transform the world!"
-- James Arthur Ray, New York Times best-selling author of Harmonic Wealth
"Linda Sivertsen is the greenest person I know. She was born green!"
-- Leeza Gibbons
this book is a great intro for a new way of thinking - not just for teens, but the will get the modern referencesPublished 23 months ago by Jill Griwatz
I needed this book for a science class. I had to do reflections on five different chapters. It was a good book!Published on May 10, 2013 by Jodi
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I purchased this book for the library I work at and it fell apart after one person used it. Read more
We bought this book for the young adult section of our library and, while it has good information in it, it completely fell apart and had to be discarded and thrown into the... Read morePublished on August 25, 2010 by L. DAmbra
This book is fantastic. It gives lots of helpful tips for making your life a little greener each day. Read morePublished on April 21, 2009 by Jayeson Gabriel
Tosh Sivertsen proves that teens are smart enough and care enough to make the important changes necessary to save our planet. Read morePublished on December 31, 2008 by Arielle Ford
The environment is in peril right now, and change needs to happen right now.
But who can do anything to change this...to stop such a big problem? Read more
I completely loved this book. I loved the amount of ideas. They were little things that you could do to help. The whole book was very positive. Read morePublished on December 1, 2008 by T. Henderson
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My daughter is 15 and, as most kids her age, has more than just a passing interest in all things "green". Read morePublished on November 30, 2008 by goodsparrow