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Trip to the Library Learning About Our Environment

On our second trip to our local library Austin picked out a small clear, plastic backpack full of books to bring home with us. I had no idea what it was, nor did she. She saw the backpack and wanted it because it is like going to school, something she is very eager to do, in another 2 years. The literacy kit, as the backpacks are called, was titled: Save Our Environment.

There were five different books:

  • Winston of Churchill – Okimoto/Trammell
  • Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green – Eileen Spinelli & Anne Kenndy
  • Why Should I Protect Nature? – Jen Green & Mike Govden
  • One Tree – Green Start (98% recycled materials)
  • Don’t Throw That Away – Bergen/Snyder (100% recycled materials) (flap book)


We really enjoyed this books! Not only did we spend sometime quiet reading time together, but Austin was asking thought provoking questions and learning about something that I think is important. We talked about what we do at home to help the environment and what she herself can do. We talked discussed how I make most of our cleaners, reuse containers, and try not to throw away to much.

Since we’ve moved we – hubby & I- have had some troubles adjusting to the recycling/garbage program. It is very different from where we lived, lacking a bit in some areas. The town has provided containers to help sorting be easier, which is great, but I don’t think they are clear on the sorting its self. Such as: is a cereal box paper or just plain recycling? Our confusion isn’t helping Austin recycle that is for sure. In Nova Scotia she was getting the hang pf where some things went and we were/are very proud of her for that.


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