University of Toronto Press
Be The Change: A Call to Kids, Making A Difference in a Messed-Up World by Rob Greenfield
For young readers ages 8 to 12, an inspiring, lively guide to sustainable living from YouTube star and zero-waste activist Rob Greenfield.
Features kid-friendly information on the highly popular movement towards zero-waste living, as well as information on the climate crisis and solutions.
Rob Greenfield loves this planet, and he’s willing to go to extremes to show kids how our way of life is causing it harm. He’s walked around New York City dressed in his own garbage, cycled across the U.S. on a bamboo bike (three times), and survived one year on food he foraged or grew himself. For Rob, it’s all worth it: he brings attention to important topics like food and water waste; our dependency on fossil fuels; our piles of stuff (and the energy required to produce it); and our disconnection from community and the wider world.
In this uplifting book, Rob uses his own experiences—backed by solid information and a ton of great ideas—to show kids that no one is too young to make a difference, and no action is too small to make a start.
Rob will donate 100 percent of his proceeds from this book directly to environmental nonprofits.
Rob Greenfield is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. His work has been covered by media worldwide including National Geographic and France 2TV named him “The Robin Hood of modern times.” Rob donates 100 percent of his media income to grassroots nonprofits.
Antonia Banyard’s books for kids include the award-winning Water Wow!: An Infographic Exploration (co-authored with Paula Ayer). Originally from South Africa and Zambia, she now lives in British Columbia.