Title: Girls Gone Green
Author: Lynn Hirshfield
Publisher: Puffin Books
Concepts: recycling, producers and consumers, natural resources, human resources, environmental activism
Review: Girls and young women of all ages across the country have made important and lasting contributions to conserving natural resources, cleaning up the environment, and protecting vulnerable animals. Even as pre-teens, these environmental activists have worked hard and courageously to educate the public, influence policy, create new products, advocate for those without a voice, and develop innovative solutions to some of the most vexing problems that threaten planet earth.
Organized by types of activism, this book highlights the activities in which a number of pioneering young women have engaged to go green at the local and global levels. Added to the mix are some important lessons in economics about conserving natural resources, swaying consumer demand toward products that are both safer and more environmentally-friendly, and organizing into groups to influence policymakers and producers. Interspersed with stories from popular celebrities about their own environmental campaigns and illustrated with an abundance of eye-catching photographs and graphics, this volume should appeal to a wide readership.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children