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47 Things You Can Do for the Environmentby Lexi Petronis
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Are you a girl whoand#8217;s tired of waiting for someone to design the perfect skirt? Bored by what adults think makes great "teen literature"? Insulted by the onslaught of fluffy spring break movies? Goodand#8212;then youand#8217;re on the right track. The next step is to take matters into your own hands. A fun and comprehensive guide for young women, Indie Girl contains all of the information youand#8217;ll need to start independent creative ventures, like dance companies, rock bands, art galleries, fashion companies, and more. Inside youand#8217;ll find out how to shoot a new TV show, cast and produce a play, pull together a poetry slam, make your own zine, and even build a float for a parade. Youand#8217;ll also read quotes from teen and professional artists, receive technical and creative advice from pros, and get a better understanding of why and how women should be working together in the arts.
Indie Girl shows you that when girls get come together to be creative, thereand#8217;s virtually nothing they canand#8217;t do!
"'You know the planet is in trouble. The question is: What can you do about it?' challenges this small-format guidebook, third in a series. Divided into categories revolving around habits at home, school, in the community, or on the road, it offers such suggestions as shopping at vintage or secondhand stores, eating less meat, donating old cellphones, and carpooling. Each green venture is followed by concrete ideas (one way to 'Be a Green Guest' is to 'say Ã¢Â€Â˜no' to hotel shampoos') that encourage direct action. Cheerful cartoon spot art underscores the positive tone, while end pages include a glossary and comprehensive list of additional resources. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
College is about way more than just frats and finals: Itand#8217;s also a time when students can learn new skills, encounter different cultures, test out potential careers, and take a stab at something new just because it sounds cool. And in order to leave college a better, smarter, and more interesting person than you were when you started out, all you need is an open mind, a willing spirit, and (of course) this book! The 77 entries included here cover everything from negotiating the terms of an apartment rental to attending a school-sponsored lecture event to hosting a movie marathon and#8211; and supplemental sidebars provide bonus tips for doing everything cheaply and well. (Oh, but remember: The most important thing to do? Graduate!)
Sure, we allknowthe planet is in trouble. We hear talk all the time about climate change, air pollution from cars, oil spills into oceans, trash overflowing into waterways, and toxic chemicals leaking into our groundwater. Sigh. But the good news is there's a lot we can do to start cleaning up the Earth. And it starts with you This book explores tons of small (and big) things that teens can do to make a positive difference in the environment such as: - go on a green date with a new crush - eat less meat - learn to shop vintage - create an environmental task force at school - go on an eco-adventure - and more
About the Author
Karen Macklin is a San Francisco-based writer and editor. She has written for more than a dozen publications, including The New York Times, San Francisco Weekly, and Yoga Journal.
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