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July 08, 2022 2 min read

Plastic-free July reading list for environmentalists (kids and teens)

Plastic Free July is a widespread social movement that encourages us to be more conscious of our plastic consumption, and to actively reduce single-use plastics in our day to day lifestyle. Making sustainable choices for our families and educating our children about waste and climate change is at the heart of reducing our environmental footprint as eco-conscious members of our community, both locally and globally.

If you are looking for some books to kickstart your family's Plastic-Free July journey, look no further! It’s never too early to start learning about how to be a good ancestor, we’ve included lists for kids and teens. Next week we will share our list for adults of books by women about sustainable living and the future of our planet.

Books for Young Adults about Climate Justice and Action

Cool: women leaders reversing global warming
Paola Gianturco and Avery Sangster
For this book, Paola Gianturco and her 12-year-old granddaughter and co-author, Avery Sangster, interviewed and photographed heads of grassroots organizations, activists, politicians, corporate executives, scholars, and presidents of nonprofits in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Tanzania, Australia, Sri Lanka, India, Canada and Hong Kong.  

Amy and Ella Meek
Teen activists Amy and Ella Meek are on a mission to rid the world of single-use plastics. With this book they aim to inspire and encourage other young people to find their voice.


Youth to power: Your voice and how to use it
Jamie Margolin
Climate justice activist Jamie Margolin encourages young people to have the confidence to be change makers.  

No one is too small to make a difference
Greta Thunberg
This book collects a number of Greta Thunberg’s history-making speeches on the climate crisis and its impact on future generations. 


6 books for children about the impact of waste on our environment

I’m not a plastic bag
Rachel Hope Allison
A graphic novel featuring a moving story about loneliness, beauty and humankind’s connection to our planet.
Suitable for ages 9+

Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 
This historical novel is based on the life of Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist and environmentalist from Kenya, Dr. Wangari Maathai. 

This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 ways to ditch plastic, reduce rubbish and save the world!
Isabel Thomas
Covering issues like plastics, pollution, global warming and endangered animals, this is a one-stop guide to becoming an eco-warrior, not an eco-worrier. 
Suitable for ages 7+

Claire Saxby
An evocative picture book portrayal of the life cycle of an iceberg through a year of Antarctic seasons. 
Suitable for ages 5+ 

What a waste: Rubbish, recycling, and protecting our planet
Jess French
This educational book will teach budding ecologists about how our actions affect planet Earth and the big impact we can make through the little things we do.
Suitable for ages 5+

Saving Tally: An adventure into the Great Pacific Plastic Patch
Serena Lane Ferrari
Tally is a curious little turtle with a talent for getting into trouble. Her best friend Ara is a wise and strong lobster. The most dangerous part of the ocean is about to shock Tally and Ara. Will they be able to escape the danger?
Suitable for ages 3+


Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth