|What are eco-cities? (Putting the planet first)|
Author: Dickmann, Nancy
Looks at how cities around the world are adapting to environmental change.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/01/2018 Many children understand recycling at home or school, but these titles in the Putting the Planet First series (4 titles) emphasize sustainable living and its impact on the earth. Double-page spreads introduce concepts through colorful charts, graphs, and diagrams, while photographs spotlight a variety of global initiatives, including paperless schools in Scotland, wind farms in Denmark, and solar-powered clinics in Ghana. What Are Eco-Cities? explains how eco-cities are designed to be zero-carbon through such factors as green spaces, local food, renewable energy, public transportation, water conservation, and eco-friendly housing and buildings. Each book concludes with a look to the future and new technologies that will improve the environment. This eye-opening STEM series not only tackles real-world problems but helps readers recognize their roles in protecting the planet. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.