Green Resolution: Green Reading
Have you thought of your New Year’s resolution yet? Well, let me suggest adding a very simple resolution that will have a positive impact in the world. This resolution is as simple as reading a book. Many people love learning about how their actions can specifically impact the world by seeing statistics and learning facts. However, it is very hard to find sources that are reliable. My New Year’s resolution suggestions are to read The Green Book and The Lorax.
The Green Book, written by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen, outlines information ranging from how to save energy with your computer all the way to purchasing beer with the least amount of packaging. The book is broken down into sections such as work, sports, and health, so the information is easy to find for the topic you are looking for. It is nearly impossible to read the book without finding some type of statistic that applies to you.
If you are a parent, my second New Year’s Resolution suggestion applies to you. Do you want to teach your kids about how they can Go Green, but find it difficult to explain why it is important? The Lorax, written by Dr. Seuss, puts the concepts of Going Green and environmental protection into the clearest way possible, a children’s book. The children read about how a character started out with a colorful forest inhabited by very interesting animals, but as he chops down the trees to make products the forest loses its color and the animals go away. This book will not only teach your children, but it will also create a bonding experience for you and your child to read the story together and leaves time to ask questions. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did!