Hot and Bothered: Change for the Climate!

Plastic Bagsby Julie at ProgressiveKid

There is no shortage of nature loving in my extended family. Among us are hikers, bird watchers, gardeners, animal lovers, campers, and even a few eco-activists. When we travel, we often seek out parks and preserves or cabins on wild beaches, and we come back with a tedious number of photos of wildlife and nature scapes. So it is perplexing to me that many of them have failed to take basic steps to address climate change at home. I’ll admit, in fact, it is at times quite maddening, especially since I wrote a book on climate change, regularly blog about it, created an educational game on climate change, and make appearances to educate kids and parents on the subject. Continue reading

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The Climate Change Elephant

Elephantby Sarah at ProgressiveKid

We don’t know the degree of devastation that climate change will bring. But we know that it’s happening. And–guess what?–your kids know it’s happening too. You need to talk to your kids. Here’s why and here’s how. Continue reading

Climate Change Change Begins at Home (and School)

kid hand with globeby Sarah at ProgressiveKid

A woman I know lives with her family in a house that backs up against a forest. The forest is being clear cut, a not so infrequent occurrence in this part of the country. One day, while the woman was on a business call in the house, her nine-year-old son rounded up his two younger brothers, and the three of them marched out onto the logging road and stood in front of an oncoming logging truck. Continue reading