Blog World Environment Day: Fun environmental activity, green recommended reads and special author interview

World Environment Day: Fun environmental activity, green recommended reads and special author interview

By Luke Chapman | Activities, Author, Environment, Illustrator, Interview, Kids, Parents, Recommended Reads, Teachers

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We’ve gone big for World Environment Day this year!

World Environment Day is here and we've got just the thing for you. From sustainable reading tips and recommended reads, this blog is full of tips on how you can do your part.

Tips from YOU to help save the world

We asked our amazing followers on social media to give us one tip that we can all do to have a positive impact on the health of our planet. There were some great responses, some of our favourites are:

    • @StaffsMummy on Twitter says - "When visiting places remember to always leave nature as you find it!"
    • @MrsP512 on Twitter says - "Eat more vegetarian meals or consider becoming vegetarian."
    • @Phonicsandbooks on Twitters tells us - "Buying veg without plastic packaging."
    • @lisaHewitt43 on Twitter says - "Stop throwing food away that can be eaten search for new recipes make your own up!"
    • @Siobzilla on Instagram told us - "We always walk/cycle a journey before taking the car. It all adds up."
    • Andy Lou Facebook said - "While on our local dog walk, we'll often take a bag and collect litter. If everyone did a small area, or better still, not drop litter, it makes where you live a nicer area for you and wildlife."
    • Louise Ravs who is a teacher said - "My class has just done a whole topic on existing, endangered, and extinct. We can make a difference by opening our eyes to our impact and educating our children to lead more sustainable lives."

Fun environmentally friendly activity for all! Making seed bombs

Seed bombs are a simple and great way to spruce up any green area, and best of all, anyone can make them! Follow these easy steps to make your own and brighten up an area in need.

Firstly you will need:

  • Seeds
  • Compost
  • Water
  • Powdered clay (found in crafts stores)
  • Mixing bowl

Follow these steps to make your garden a wildlife haven:

  • In your bowl, mix one cup of seeds with 5 cups of compost and 2/3 cups of clay powder
  • Mix in water until everything sticks together 
  • Roll the mixture into balls and leave them to dry in the sun
  • BOMBS AWAY. Throw your seed bombs in empty soil areas of your garden, then wait and see what happens...

Head to the bottom of this blog to see what a seed bomb looks like.

Sustainable Reading

Everybody loves reading, we couldn't support young writers to develop their skills without encouraging reading, but this also has an impact on the environment. Luckily for you, we created a blog with our top tips to make your reading more sustainable. Find it here.

World Environment Day Recommended Reads   

Want to get in the spirit of World Environment Day whilst reading? We've got you covered! Check out our recommended reads just for World Environment Day including Sally Gardner, Naomi Klein, and more. Find it here.

Special interview with The Tindims author Sally Gardner and illustrator Lydia Corry

One of our recommended reads is the fabulous Tindims series. The fourth instalment in the series "Floating Moon" will be released on the 10th of June 2021, and we were lucky enough to talk to mother-daughter duo Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry. We talked about all things Tindims, environmentalism, empowering the next generation, and even squid! Make sure to give it a watch below and find out more about their amazing book here.

Published: Friday 4th June 2021 at 8:00am