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June 5, World Environment Day: Kids' Books on Environmental Education

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June 5, World Environment Day: Kids' Books on Environmental Education

On World Environment Day, which is celebrated every year on 5 June, let us pledge to go green and teach our students to be more mindful towards the environment. Here's a list of selected books on how to preserve and look after the Mother Nature which the educators can introduce to their students. It's basically a set of 13 books, that includes DIY manuals and interesting stories for children of all age groups. Check out what we think about 11 of them:

How Green is Your School? An Environmental Audit For Schools

This manual from CSE's Environment Education Unit has a set of guidelines and tasks for students to assess the environmental performance of a school under the Green Schools Programme (GSP). The GSP Manual equips the school community to skillfully manage and optimize the utilization of available resources within the school's premises and fosters environment literacy amongst the students.

Paving The Path: A Selection of Best Environmental Practices in Schools Across India

A curated list of schools across India that have displayed remarkable intelligence and resourcefulness in their quest to make a positive impact on the environment. In doing so, they have also demonstrated the path beyond mere theories. This book will be immensely useful to school administrators and teachers, supplying them with positive examples and a compact toolkit to initiate similar activities at their own schools.

How Much Do We Know About Climate Change? In And Outside The Classroom

This book talks about the history of climate change, explains the science behind it and discusses its sociological implications. You can also test your understanding with more than 80 objective-type questions and answers on what is said to be the biggest challenge of our times.

Climate Change Now - The Story of Carbon Colonisation

This book is the voice of the developing countries, or the Global South, who are the victims of climate change, even though they have not contributed to the problem. And they will never have capacities to deal with catastrophes as much as the rich nations. Climate change is going to widen the gap between developed and developing countries. This is the story of carbon colonisation.

Getting to Know About The Environment

Join the author, India's leading environmentalist, on a fascinating journey with Piu and Pom to discover questions (and some answers) hidden in plain sight. And all of this is packaged in a comic strip format for fun reading.

Water Plus: Is My School Water-Wise? A Do-It-Yourself Manual

Water Plus, among a host of new sections, contains one on sanitation and hygiene, focusing on the inherent link between these and the general health scenario in school. This Plus series book will provide you with the final spurt of energy to execute your green school programme successfully.

The Crow, Honey Hunter And The Kitchen Garden

A mango tree in love with a little girl, a huge pit which swallows cows, a goddess who steals honey, a weeping snowman, a talking mobile phone and many more such characters. Let these magical stories from the Gobar Times stable take you away on a journey full of thrills and chills.

Bioscope of Piu & Pom

It is not every day that you meet superheroes like Piu and Pom. Piu has the gift of inquiry, Pom has the superpower of insight. Together they travel around the world to fight the villains of greed, injustice and inequity, and, helped by a few kind women and men, find ways to protect nature, civilisation and the environment. 

Environmental Education: A Book of Activities 2

Without sharing information on climate change in South Asia nothing can be achieved. Everybody shares the same resources and faces the same problems. This book narrows our focus to take a closer look

Excreta Matters - A Students’ Special Edition

We open a tap for water. We push the flush handle to get rid of our excreta. But do we ever stop to ask, where does the water come from? Where does the flushed waste go? These are the questions we raise and find answers to in this book.

Green Schools Programme: How Green is my Neighbourhood? A Do-It-Yourself Manual

Center for Science & Environment (CSE) has been the pioneer at bringing a refreshing change in addressing environment education in Schools. This pathbreaking Green Schools Programme Manual, “How Green is My School?”, set the tone for things to come. In taking the next logical step – reaching out to the neighbourhood of each School – understand them, involve them, spread the green message and empower them.

Find the set of books here https://csestore.cse.org.in/books/schools-and-environment/school-books-on-environment-issues.html

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