“Journey for the Planet is an environmental adventure. Much more than planting seeds in a milk carton and watching them grow, the focus is on everyday habits and how to take action. There was no mistaking the feeling of empowerment and seriousness of purpose which rippled through the fifth graders.”
—New York Times
Journey for the Planet is a children’s version of Green Living Program and Low Carbon Diet for kids 8 to 12 years old. This program can be delivered in a classroom, after-school club, youth organization or for children of adults taking part in an EcoTeam. It is complemented by a twenty-six-lesson plan educator’s curriculum called the “Coach’s Guide.” Empowerment Institute offers a Journey for the Planet teacher certification.
Children instinctively realize the importance of saving the planet—not simply because it’s their inheritance, but because it’s the right thing to do. But many children are held back from taking action because they don’t know what to do or how to do it. To be empowered, children need a step-by-step program that gives them support to translate their caring for the Earth into effective action.
Journey for the Planet: A Kid’s 5-Week Adventure to Create an Earth-friendly Life is a fun, engaging illustrated workbook for children ages 8 to 12 who want to make a difference for the world. Following the tried and tested methodology of the Green Living and Low Carbon Diet programs, this children’s version guides young people through a series of action steps that can impact both climate change and the environment as a whole.
The book’s core message is one of empowerment. Taught by a series of animal characters, each of its forty-six-action lessons illustrates in clear, accessible language exactly how a simple change in the child’s behavior can help them better conserve natural reduces and reduce any adverse impact on the environment. The book has engaged thousands of children in schools and environmental programs across the country and been praised by teachers, students and parents alike.
If you have students, children, nieces, or nephews you’ve probably seen the concern they feel for what is happening to our environment. Now, they have a program to help them translate that concern into concrete action, and feel their power to make a difference.
Children are able to do the program as part of a classroom, a club, or on their own. The adult leader’s “Coach’s Guide” (Curriculum) has twenty-six lesson plans to enrich the child’s educational experience