Pocket Change: Pitching In for a Better World

Category: Book
By (author): Mulder, Michelle
Series: Orca Footprints
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Business & Economics
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Recycling & Green Living
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: September 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 9.50in x 8.00in
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$ 19.95
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From The Publisher*Until a few hundred years ago, people were embarrassed to buy bread in a store. Families took pride in making almost everything they owned. These days, many people take pride in buying as much as possible! New clothes, a speedier bicycle, the latest phone. If we've got money, someone can sell us a product that will supposedly make our lives better. But each year, humanity uses resources equivalent to nearly one and a half Earths, and we're still not meeting everyone's needs. Around the world, people are questioning consumerism, leaning toward more sustainable lifestyles and creating a whole new concept of wealth. What if you could meet all your needs while getting to know your neighbors and protecting the environment at the same time? Find out how growing a tiny cabbage can fight poverty, how a few dollars can help ten families start their own businesses and how running errands for a neighbor can help you learn to become a bike mechanic-for free!
From The Publisher*Part of the nonfiction Footprints series for middle readers, with color photographs throughout. Readers will learn how purchases affect the environment and what the world would look like if we bought less stuff.
From The Publisher*Be part of creating a whole new concept of wealth.
From The Publisher*Until a few hundred years ago, people were embarrassed to buy bread in a store. Families took pride in making almost everything they owned. These days, many people take pride in buying as much as possible! New clothes, a speedier bicycle, the latest phone. If we've got money, someone can sell us a product that will supposedly make our lives better. But each year, humanity uses resources equivalent to nearly one and a half Earths, and we're still not meeting everyone's needs. Around the world, people are questioning consumerism, leaning toward more sustainable lifestyles and creating a whole new concept of wealth. What if you could meet all your needs while getting to know your neighbours and protecting the environment at the same time? Find out how growing a tiny cabbage can fight poverty, how a few dollars can help ten families start their own businesses and how running errands for a neighbour can help you learn to become a bike mechanicfor free!