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Growing sustainable together : practical resources for raising kind, engaged, resilient children
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Tips, tools, advice, and activities for raising eco-friendly kids while nurturing compassion, resilience, and community engagement.

Drawing from cutting-edge social-science research, parent interviews, and experiential wisdom, science writer and parenting blogger Shannon Brescher Shea shows how green living and great parenting go hand in hand to teach kids kindness, compassion, resilience, and grit--all while giving them the lifelong tools they need to be successful, engaged, and independent.

Growing Sustainable Together is packed with easy tips, expert parenting advice, and practical hands-on activities for the toddler years up through the early teens. The enriching activities, resource guides, and recommended book lists in each chapter distill core sustainablility knowledge, like-
Understanding energy efficiency and renewablesInstilling anti-waste and anti-consumerist valuesLearning where our food comes fromDeveloping a lifelong love for environmental activism, volunteering, and community engagement
The book concludes with a practical appendix that gives talking points for engaging teachers, school systems, and fellow parents in eco-friendly activities.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
1Cultivating Kindnessp. 9
2Connecting with Our Foodp. 19
3What Do You Do Without a Minivan? Walking, Biking, and Public Transitp. 51
4Not Your Mother's Household: Energy Efficiency, Waste Reduction, and Renewable Energyp. 77
5Breaking Free of "Stuff": Rejecting Materialismp. 107
6Getting Dirty While Doing Good: Environmental Volunteerismp. 135
7Listen to the Children: Engaging in Environmental Activismp. 163
8Envisioning a Sustainable Futurep. 191
Appendix, Organizing Environmental Activities at Your Child's Schoolp. 211
Bibliographyp. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 237
Indexp. 239
About the Authorp. 249
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