Books to Support Earth Hour
For some years now, the girls and I have taken part in WWF’s Earth Hour. Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney and has become a global movement to protect our planet. It is the responsibility of us all to care for our planet and while I know I could do so much more, here on Children’s Books Daily I try to review as many books as possible with a nature and/or sustainability focus, I support the Environment Award for Children’s Literature each year and I talk about my own personal enviro passions, particularly home gardening/growing your own and bees/pollinators.
Being involved in global events like Earth Hour makes us as a family hit *pause* and take the time to consider how much we adore nature, ponder the changes we can make as a family and enact those changes! On the 27th March 2021, we will be switching off at 8.30pm local time for 60 minutes in solidarity with others around the globe making the #SwitchforNature.
The WWF-Australia website states:
Every year hundreds of millions of people around the world in more than 7,000 cities in over 190 countries take part in this amazing global conservation movement. This year, we’re inviting all Australians to make the #SwitchforNature and raise their voices for nature for the most important Earth Hour yet. 2021 is a critical year for us and for the planet. We have to protect and restore nature before it’s too late, so be part of the global movement. Sign up to make the #SwitchforNature and help us show key Australian politicians that they must act with urgency if we’re to save the one home we all share. Ensure the future of our planet is at the top of the agenda.
If you are a teacher – there is a heap of resources here on the WWF-Australia site to promote and join in with Earth Hour.
Chapter 11 of my book, ‘Raising Readers’ is titled ‘Reading for the Future’ and in it I talk about the power of words and stories in educating our young people (all of us really) about sustainability and nature.
Stories are sticky … they stick with us far longer than isolated facts and figures … we connect with stories. Age-appropriate books about the challenges facing the planet need not be doom and gloom, in fact such books can be an incredibly uplifting way to empower young people to become problem solvers and action takers in looking after our planet.
There are so many wonderful books about our planet aimed at children from birth and beyond; embedding these books into all stages of childhood is the responsibility of us all. We all benefit when we steadily walk down the path to more sustainable practices which protect our planet and books play a part in this movement. So in the lead up to Earth Hour, you might like to consider reading and promoting some of these *new* and very important nature books. For more search my nature and/or sustainability tags.
BOOKS TO SUPPORT EARTH HOUR
Click on ‘Buy from Booktopia’ when shopping online in Australia to #supportaustralian. Apple, Amazon and Book Depository options for overseas & eBook purchases. Purchase in store from your local independent bookstore where possible #supportlocal.
‘Your Planet Needs You’
‘Iceberg’ is outstanding and my full review is here.