Hope: 50 Ways to Help Our Planet Every Day


Various, Hope: 50 Ways to Help Our Planet Every Day, Puffin Books, August 2020, 176 pp., $14.99 (pbk), ISBN 9 781760 896737 

Hope: 50 Ways to Help Our Planet Every Day is a call to action for our younger change-makers to affect real change through everyday activities. 

Containing real life eco case studies from children this insightful and practical book offers inventive tips to help the planet at home, school and in local communities. Well-known environmental activists and authors’ quotes are scattered throughout providing encouraging gems of hope.  

Yes, hope is a central theme throughout the book and is inspirational in its message to make our shared world better, and how we as individuals can play an integral role in making a collective difference. 

This is an ideal classroom and home resource starting with a pledge to be green, and contains facts and activities to start even the most novice ‘greenie’ on their climate change journey to reduce, reuse and recycle.  

How much water do you use when you take a shower? Take the 4-minute shower challenge and help save A LOT of water!  

How many greenhouse emissions can you save in one year? Walk to school or car pool with your friends!  

Getting too big for your old bicycle? Donate it and lessen landfill, AND help people who can still use them! 

This small little book can do great things, if we all do our part to help our planet every day.  

Reviewed by Shelley Stephens 

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