Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet

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Chronicle Books, Jul 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 110 pages
23 Reviews
This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life.
 

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Review: Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet

User Review  - Gail Gauthier - Goodreads

" a terrific collection of minibios. No big names here, at least, none I'd heard of. These are stories of people who became immersed in an environmental situation. One of the things that's so good ... Read full review

Review: Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet

User Review  - Goodreads

A wonderful book that inspires children (and adults) to make a difference in their community by speaking out and working toward a better environment. Highly recommended! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Growing food is powerful It can change the world
11
Technology helped create our problems and technology can help solve them
20
If you have a use for something its no longer waste
29
With solar energy we can be independent
35
If you dont tell people the problem how can you expect them to solve it?
43
We must work with nature instead of fighting it
50
Todays technology should not become tomorrows toxic trash
58
I need all the children to be on my team
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I want all my students to feel like heroes
83
If you drill for oil here you will be drilling into the heart of our people
90
We are the future The future is ours
98
How You Can Get Involved
106
Acknowledgments
108
Photo Credits
109
Copyright

It makes a lot more sense to build windmills than to blow up mountains
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About the author (2010)

Harriet Rohmer is the founder and former publisher/executive director of Children's Book Press, the award-winning publisher of bilingual and multicultural picture books. Her books have won over 100 major awards and many have become classics, including artist Carmen Lomas Garza's Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia. She lives in San Francisco.

Julie McLaughlin is an illustrator living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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