Climate change. The words have different meaning depending on your background and age. Thankfully, there has been a increased focus getting everyone on the same page to understand the important of taking action now. In Challenge Everything 18-year-old author, Blue Sandford speaks to her intended audience of other teens.
Here’s the background from Amazon:
Written by the coordinator of Extinction Rebellion Youth London, this book asks the reader to challenge everything. Challenge big business. Challenge government. Challenge yourself. This is no greenwashing book–it’s a call to action. A manifesto for how young people can help to save the planet by questioning everything about modern life and acting upon their conclusions.
Included is advice on how to stop following the rules and take control as a consumer, challenging big business. The book also covers how to take direct action, challenge the government and support other groups fighting the same fight. It will help the reader to change their mindset, become independent, question everything, and challenge themselves.
Each of the sections on Big Business, Government, and Yourself end with a question template to help readers organize thoughts and implement their own plan.
If you know little about climate change you might want to put this aside and learn for yourself about the realities scientists have brought forth. Listen, talk to adults/teens, and scour the Internet for reliable sources. A good place to start is Harrison Ford’s powerful talk at the Global Climate Action Summit (click here then scroll down to see the video).
Once you have the background knowledge, prepare to become informed as to how you can make a difference by reading Challenge Everything. You don’t have to agree with everything presented, but the important takeaway is to start taking action.
CHALLENGE EVERYTHING is an easy read full of bold graphics. Life as we know it just might have a chance with the youth of this century leading the way.
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