Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Garbage Patch Twice the Size of Texas

It's true: a heap of our plastic discards is floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean--and it is TWICE as big as the state of Texas.

Thomas M. Kostigen, author of You Are Here, shows students how their everyday actions have huge consequences for our planet.
With Kostigen as their guide, your students will take a round-the-world tour with stops in Israel, India, Borneo, China, Alaska, the Amazon Jungle, Staten Island's Fresh Kills Landfill, the Eastern Garbage Patch, the Great Lakes, and Santa Monica, California. Along the way, he'll show them how small changes can have a big impact on the health of our world.

I haven't purchased one plastic bottle since I've read this book. And, I've become a tote-bag user. What changes have you made in your everyday life?

1 comment:

  1. Be sure to check out our upcoming Environmental Studies catalog to launch by the end of October, featuring the best of our "green" titles published by HarperCollins. The best part? It's going to be an online catalog with hyperlinks to useful resources for your students. Bottom line: no paper, no waste! Go green!