I received a hard copy of this book to facilitate this review.
I have always tried to be as eco-conscious as possible. We recycle at home. We reuse. And I try my darndest to teach my kids to be green as well. Be it by asking them to turn off the faucet as they wash their teeth or by using both sides of the paper.
Resources to teach our kids to be green are plenty but often times are just too boring for them to even pay attention to them. But this has changed thanks to Disney Mickey & Friends Go Green! A family guide to a sustainable life.
Go Green! is the first book in a brand new Disney book series where families, alongside Mickey & Friends, take steps towards transforming their lives to a healthier, greener, and more sustainable lifestyle.
Go Green! starts by explaining kids why it is so important to go green. It does so in a fun and caring way while sharing facts like:
…if we turn off the water while we brush our teeth, we can save EIGHT gallons of water a day.”
It then explains the circle of life and how our choices affect others all over the world, animals and fellow humans as well.
While going green won’t save the world overnight, small actions will amount to great changes. All we need is one single action a day to save our world.
Mickey & Friends also push kids to put down all tablets and phones and to go outside, be active, have fun, get tired! Living a eco-conscious life goes well beyond simply recycling your milk jugs or beer bottles. What we eat, how we grow it, how we reuse is also a huge part of being green.
Our favorite part of the book? Well, the crafts of course! A. has been collecting cardboard boxes for a few weeks now. He keeps the Costco boxes, food boxes, wrapping paper, tape, he keeps it all and invents new things.
I must say that he is quite the inventor. And these are some of his projects:
I am very pleased to see than in such a technological world my boys still enjoy making and inventing things. Re-using and repurposing boxes is a huge, huge plus.
Go Green! has plenty of seasonal craft ideas: from using your pantry items to searching for pinecones, your kids will have hours of healthy entertainment while at the same time doing their part to a healthier world.
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What does your family do to achieve a sustainable lifestyle?
Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.