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47 Things
You Can Do for the Environment

Everywhere you go, people are talking about the environment: how the earth is warming up, how oil-drilling is ruining natural habitats, how trash is overflowing into our waterways, and how chemicals used in various products are making people and wildlife sick. You know the planet is in trouble. The question is: What can you do about it? Go out and buy a brand new $30,000 hybrid car? Persuade all of the health clubs in your town to install low-flow showerheads and toilets? This kind of stuff is hardly a reality for most high school kids.
47 Things You Can Do for the Environment (January 2012; $9.99 US; 128 pages; two-color illustrations; Paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9827322-1-2) explores real actions that real teens can take to make a positive difference in the environment at home, at school, with technology, while shopping, when traveling, with friends and in the community. Items include:

• planning a green date
• learning to shop vintage
• creating an environmental task force at school
• going on an eco-adventure

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47 Things You Can Do For The Environment
by Lexi Petronis with Jill Buck, founder of the Go Green Initiative
February 2012; $9.99 US;
128 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback original
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9827322-1-2

Lexi Petronis has written articles about health, nutrition, the environment and news for CosmoGIRL!, Glamour, and Fitness. She’s also the editor-in chief of Albuquerque The Magazine, and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband and daughter.

Jill Buck
is an environmental specialist and public speaker living in Northern California. She has helped transform environmental policies for businesses, schools, and the military. She is the founder of the Go Green Initiative, which is now the largest and fastest growing comprehensive environmental education program in the world, and the host of “Go Green Radio,” a weekly program on the US’s largest internet talk radio station,