Choosing the right book to read to your children can be a tricky thing. However, that doesn’t mean you should give up and go for the option filled with just pictures and fewer words. Children can surprise you, and it is wise to treat them like the future leaders that they will be. Which is why we are recommending this book by Hollis Kurman as a must read.
“Counting in the Green” by Hollis Kurman is an excellent resource for child providers or parents who want to teach their young children about the importance of the natural world’s responsibility.
The author begins by outlining the urgent need for action to mitigate climate breakdown and explains the concepts of carbon accounting and life cycle assessments in simple terms. By understanding these concepts, child providers and parents can help children understand the natural world’s impact of their actions and the importance of reducing carbon emissions.
The book offers practical strategies for reducing the natural world’s impact, such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable supply chain management, and circular economy approaches. These strategies can be adapted to a childcare setting, where providers can teach children about the importance of turning off lights when leaving a room, using renewable energy sources like solar panels, and reducing waste through recycling and composting.
Kurman also emphasizes the importance of collaboration and cooperation in driving positive change, providing practical advice on building effective partnerships and communication channels. Child providers can use this guidance to involve parents, other childcare providers, and the wider community in their sustainability efforts, demonstrating the importance of working together for the good of the planet.
The book also explores the role of innovation and technology in driving sustainability, including emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and the Internet of Things. Child providers can use this information to introduce children to these technologies and inspire them to think about how they can use technology to reduce their natural world’s impact.
Overall, “Counting in the Green” is an engaging and informative resource for child providers who want to teach children about the natural world’s responsibility. It provides practical strategies and real-world examples that can be easily adapted to a childcare setting, while also emphasizing the importance of collaboration and innovation in driving positive change. By using this book as a guide, child providers can help children become responsible stewards of the natural world and inspire them to create a better, more sustainable future for all.