Welcome Guest Poster, Alexandra Gnoske, Author of Loui Saves the Earth,
Around 70 years ago we experienced some major changes in the United States. “Better living through chemistry,” “Agribusiness,” and “Consumerism” caused a major shift in our culture that created some of today’s major environmental issues. These changes brought plastic, pesticides, and large amounts of waste into our everyday lives.
Massive Islands of trash in the oceans, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, an increase in asthma, unfertile soil, toxic chemicals in our food and water, these are just some of the issues we face today that have many parents concerned about their children’s future.
However, when I look towards the future I see tremendous hope and potential. Unlike 22 years ago when I first entered the environmental field, people today are aware and concerned about the environment. Many people want to help; they want to make a positive change.
Inspiring and Empowering Families
I am here to inspire and empower people to do just that. I show families and kids that their everyday choices make all the difference for the planet through my workshop “How to Be a Superhero for Planet Earth,” my book, “Loui Saves the Earth,” and my monthly e-newsletter, CLUB LOUI.
As a mother of three I know many families are busy and stretched to their limits. I also know that children’s health and safety, which revolves around many environmental issues, is of primary importance to parents. This is why I keep things SIMPLE. In fact, I think that is the way to really make a positive impact, through simple, everyday choices.
“How to Be a Superhero for Planet Earth” is a workshop I designed for children to show them that they have the power to make a positive difference for the planet. From turning off lights and shutting off the water, to environmentally responsible lunch supplies, and cutting up plastic soda pop rings, there are a lot of positive environmental choices kids can make everyday. Kids enjoy hands on activities that reinforce simple lessons and take part in an important discussion about their impact on the planet. When kids see their choices matter, they are empowered to do more.
If you aren’t in Chicagoland you can still share the simple and inspiring story “Loui Saves the Earth” with your kids about a boy and his dog and how they make a difference for the planet. You can get a preview of the book, and order it through Amazon, or go to RECYCLE ME to order your personalized, signed copy.
From anywhere in the U.S. you can share environmental tips and information on the simple everyday ways your family can make a difference for the planet when you sign up for CLUB LOUI (email ), a monthly e-newsletter.
It is truly a joy and privilege to work with children (and families) and experience the curiosity, energy, and excitement they feel in helping the planet, the animals, and each other.
Share Your Children’s Stories
Is your child already making simple choices to help the environment? Help empower other children by sharing their stories at the “Be a Superhero for Planet Earth” blog.
Anna here. Check out some of the cute stories on Alexandra’s blog. From the mouth of babes.
Being a Superhero for Planet Earth is about simple everyday choices. It’s truly a way of life.
Alexandra Gnoske is an Environmental Expert and passionate about empowering families and children to make simple everyday choice that will help the planet. She has a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology and a Juris Doctorate in Environmental Law. But most importantly, she has loved wildlife since she was a little girl, and that is what inspires her.
Anna here. Thanks Alexandra for empowering kids to make a difference. You can order Alexandra’s book, Loui Saves the Earth at the Green Talk Store and get busy empowering your kids or grandkids. Thanks for your support since every purchase at the GT Store helps me to keep delivering awesome content every week.
Join the Conversation:
How have your children inspired you to make green changes in your lives?
What small or large changes have your children made to green their world?
What have your children taught you to start making changes in your world?
What are your biggest struggles with greening your family?