This book breaks down the science behind baby and child parenting approaches to inform and empower readers to adjust their lifestyles in practical ways that will reduce the impact their family has on the environment, without being judgmental or dogmatic. How can the modern family live an environmentally-friendly lifestyle?
Although many adults aspire to be green, there is no comprehensive lifestyle guide available for them when they become parents. The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting
will be the first book to provide information for living a truly green lifestyle in the UK that is based on sound science.
Zion Lights is a writer with a passion for science and the environment. She writes for and co-edits JUNO
magazine and is a blogger for The Huffington Post
and Green Living Ideas
'An environmental activist, journalist, urban farmer and mother of two, [Zion] is on a mission to ensure that her family has the smallest possible carbon footprint while persuading the rest of us to follow suit. The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting is a manifesto for environmentally conscious parents, with bar charts, graphs and tables explaining how to green up your child’s education, diet and emotional well-being.' - Anna Tyzack
, The Telegraph
'Like no other Green Parenting book I have ever read, The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting is more like an Encyclopedia for the eco-conscious.' - Green Mums Blog
'Zion Lights' new book is a must read for people of all ages and all cultures. A very practical, fact-filled, wide-ranging, and easy to read book. Parents, teachers, and youngsters will learn a lot about how to make "the best and most sustainable/green choices" for themselves and for future generations. Topics range from green birth to travel to diet to toiletries and I continued to be amazed by the breadth and depth of Ms. Lights' latest work. I learned a lot from this forward looking book and I hope it enjoys a wide readership.' - Marc Bekoff
, author of Rewilding Our Hearts: Building pathways of Compassion and Coexistence
'More and more parents are thinking not just about what they can give their children as individuals, but about the kind of world they are creating for them. Zion brings together the latest peer-review science, looks at it practically and calmly, without being judgmental or preachy, simply helpful. I hope many parents will find this useful and reassuring.' - Natalie Bennett
, leader of the Green Party.
'A science-based account of the ways we parents might be more green, and raise healthier children in the process. The whole book is written with a view to the larger society, which is good, since that's the society our children will have to live in.' - Bill McKibben
, co-founder of 350.org, author of Deep Economy
Paperback and eBook: 176 pages
Publisher: New Internationalist (September 2015)
Dimensions: 236 mm x 181mm
For further information visit Zion's Sustainable Science blog for more advice on maintaining a green, family lifestyle.