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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Kedzie Press (April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193408722X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934087220
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,685,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Savedge writes with an infectious optimism that motivates us to change our ways . . . and change the world in the process."  —Leslie Garrett, author, The Virtuous Consumer


"A fabulous read for parents who are trying to improve the health of the children, household, communities and planet!"  —Lee Welles, author, Gaia Girls Book series



"An excellent guide for parents. . . . I've dog-eared many pages in this book and always keep it close at hand."  —greatgreentips.net


"A great resource for updated details on green living."  —Sara Prout, development officer, Bainbridge Graduate Institute



"This thoughtful must-have book for parents reminds us of the old Native American saying: We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children."  —Doug Farr, author, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature



"Offers much needed support and inspiration for all parents working to raise evironmentally smart and health concious kids!"  —Charris Ford, sustainability advocate and founder, Grassolean Solutions



"Parents who start off by following even a few of Jenn Savedge's tips will not only help save the planet for our children, but will have a more joyous family life for the effort."  —grizzlybird.net


"It's a fun and interesting read that'll definitely give you the knowledge necessary to become a green family!"  —mamadivas.com

About the Author

Jenn Savedge is an avid environmentalist, freelance writer, and former park ranger who developed interpretive materials for the National Parks Service. She lives in Luray, Virginia.


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Jenn Savedge is a full-time mom, environmentalist, and author who researches and writes about the two topics that are closest to her heart: children and the environment. Jenn was born and raised in a small coal-mining town in northeastern Pennsylvania where environmental causes were often viewed with disdain. Yet, from a young age, Jenn fell in love with the natural world, often initiating projects in her community to clean up litter, protect wildlife, and reduce pollution.

Jenn attended Ithaca College in upstate New York where she earned a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies. During her university years, Jenn did an internship at Shenandoah National Park. Over the next few years, Jenn continued working seasonally for the National Park Service, living and working at Haleakala National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Wright Brothers' National Monument. During the winter months, she attended the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland where she earned a Masters of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in International Environmental Policy.

With her Masters' degree in hand, Jenn took a job in Washington D.C. with an environmental non-profit agency that pursued campaigns to protect endangered and threatened species such elephants, tigers, and whales. In her work with this agency, Jenn attended and lobbied at the Conference on International Trade in Endangered Species in Nairobi, Kenya, a meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Adelaide, Australia, and countless other meetings between government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Always one with a passion for writing, Jenn began writing as a career after the birth of her first child. Her articles about parenting, children, and the environment have appeared in magazines such as ePregnancy, Carolina Parent, Healthy Living, U Magazine, Low Carb Energy, iParenting, AppleSeeds, Odyssey, Cobblestone, and Ranger. After the birth of her second child, Jenn began actively researching ways to reduce her family's environmental impact. This research led to interviews, conferences, chats with other green parents, and eventually to her first book, The Green Parent: A Kid-Friendly Guide to Earth-Friendly Living. Jenn's aim in writing this book is to help parents find easy and fun ways to go green.

Jenn currently lives with her husband and daughters near Shenandoah National Park.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Krackow on April 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Green Parent is an essential read for all parents and parents-to-be who endeavor to find ways to improve energy efficiency even as their family continues to grow. It offers a wide range of tips and suggestions that cover every aspect of life while raising children. Taking just a few of these and incorporating them into the daily routine can easily help your family save money as well as reduce waste. Most importantly, there are fun and creative ways to involve children in the effort so that the lessons of protecting the environment are taught early and often allowing parents to set the example and educate in ways kids can appreciate. If (like me) you ever thought having children made going green too difficult or challenging, The Green Parent will convince you otherwise. - J.K., father of two
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. Jeffrey Lockwood on April 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Green Parent is a very valuable resource for any parent that even remotely cares about raising a family with an eye towards sustainability and environmental responsibility. Aside from the fundamental purpose of the book, the Green Parent is a great book for a few reasons. For starters, the book is well researched. There's no fluff. Secondly, it's a very practical book. And that's probably its greatest benefit. The ideas Jenn presents are easy to digest...there's no pontification and you won't feel guilty after reading it. Her wise use of bullet points, light narrative and to-the-point suggestions are a breath of fresh air...pun intended. The Green Parent is a good read on its own, and it has staying power in that you'll be coming back to it as a reference again and again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 23, 2008
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This book combines the down home charm of the author with sound research. Jenn speaks from the heart about her love of the environment and her children. THE GREEN PARENT is filled with suggestions that protect, enlighten,and educate, our children so they can become safer and healthier, and more respectful and responsible. Our planet and our children are blessed. Thank you from all eco responsible parents. H. Johnson
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By Momof2inFL on September 28, 2008
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This book is really wonderful & has gotten me really excited with all of the great ideas. Highly recommended!
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