Great Green Sites for Kids

  • EcoKids Online: Earth Day Canada’s environmental education program for youth. It includes interactive games and activities and an eco-calendar with trivia and riddles. www.ecokids.earthday.ca

     

  • Nature Challenge for Kids: Environmentalist David Suzuki offers 10 fun and easy ways kids can help protect the environment. www.davidsuzuki.org/kids

     

  • Environment Canada Kids Page: Reading suggestions, contests, clubs and homework help. www.on.ec.gc.ca/kids_e.html

     

  • The Big Blue Bus: Learn about water conservation and creatures. www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/canwaters-eauxcan/bbb-lgb/index_e.asp

     

  • Tunza United Nations Environment Programme: Separate sites for youth and children, with information, projects and opportunies to share ideas with other kids. www.unep.org/Tunza

     

  • Children of the Earth: Unites children around the world to educate them in ways to protect the earth. www.childrenoftheearth.org

     

  • Field Trip Earth: Travel the world and read about wildlife conservation projects. www.fieldtripearth.org/index.xml

     

  • Treetures: Teaches younger kids about trees and their role in the environment. www.treetures.com

     

  • Give Meaning: Encourages kids to use a coin box to raise money for a cause of their choice all year long. www.GiveMeaning.com

     

  • Buy Different: Encourages kids to consider the impact that their material possessions have on the earth, for example, “What does a cell phone in the US have to do with a gorilla in Africa?” www.ibuydifferent.org

     


greenkids2.jpgGreat Green Books for Kids

  • How to Save the World in Your Spare Time (Key Porter, 2006) by Elizabeth May. 

     

  • An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It (Rodale, 2006) by Al Gore.

     

  • David Suzuki: The Autobiography (Greystone, 2006).

     

  • Change the World for Ten Bucks: 50 Ways to Make a Difference (New Society, 2006).

     

  • The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World (House of Anansi, 2006) by Michael Norton.

     

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