Kids today want to be involved in the world around them, they want to know that they can make a difference. Often times though, they don’t know just what they can do. It’s hard to come up with ideas when you don’t know where to start. Enter in 101 Small Ways to Change the World. Just the help a child, teenager or adult needs, to stoke the fires of imagination to change the world.
From the Cover:
It’s hard to believe that you could change the world, but it’s true! We’ll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet – and show how you’re never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas, and much more.
101 Small Ways to Change the World is a practical, fun and creative book to inspire you at home, school and in your local community and beyond! Remember, all big ideas start with just one person who decides to do things differently. You could be that person.
What You Get
The hardcover tome starts with the encouragement to think big, but to do the small. For if you want to plant a forest, you need to start with one tree. One small act combined with another small act changes the world.
This is followed by three sections:
- 1. Caring for Others
- 2. Caring for the Planet
- 3. Caring for Yourself
Section one on Caring for others covers topics such as spreading kindness at school, cheering up a friend, doing your chores, helping wildlife thrive, donating things to charity, being a volunteer and starting a neighbourhood library.
The next section is Caring for the Planet which included ideas such as turning off the lights, walk instead of drive, picking up litter, recreating out of old, make a game, using less plastic, buying local, planting a tree, taking a short shower, and planting a garden.
Caring for yourself encourages the reader to stand up for yourself, be positive, eat healthy, find a hobby, be involved with your family, challenge yourself, and to share your abilities.
There is so much in this book that I like. Practical ideas for kids, teens and adults to engage with, to make small changes in the world and their communities. A great book for that, and the learning how to care for yourself too! Excellent stuff.
I did struggle with the “don’t eat meat” mantra. It wasn’t balanced with the good that animals do, only the negatives were addressed. This section could easily have addressed “try alternative proteins like crickets etc”.