March - EcoReads for Kiddies

Clean-up Australia Day - Sunday March 3rd 2013

In the bin  by Kellie Bollard
All through the week we fill our bins with dirty, old and broken things. But ... where does it all go? Where does it end up? Find out in this fun and informative rhyming story about bins, recycling and all things rubbish.

by Ellie Bethell  
Just in time! Michael Recycle tells us about the adventures of a young superhero whose power allows him to teach people about recycling. After cleaning up a town, the people declare: 'To Michael Recycle! The green-caped crusader, our super-green hero, the planet's new saviour!' Teach your kids about recycling!
'Dougal was a shy little bear with a heart of gold. He never got to play with the other toys in the house because they were all new and clean and perfect and he was not. He often wished he could be new like them...' Then, one rainy afternoon, Dougal is left outside and ends up in the garbage bin. How much can a teddy bear? But even though he's down, Dougal is not out. He finds a new life and learns that sometimes bad luck can be your best friend. Based on a true story, with photos taken by someone who was there, Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear is a heart-warming and hilarious picture book for all the family - an absolute gem.

Litterbug Doug  by Ellie Bethell  Litterbug Doug lives on a hill, just outside a beautiful town. His home is an absolute dump, with rubbish strewn everywhere, rats scurrying through the mess, and he won't tidy up his bloomin' bedroom. It's disgusting. Utterly utterly disgusting. His mess spreads and spreads and spreads and spreads. Thankfully, Michael Recycle is on hand to teach Doug the error of his ways. Yep, Michael Recycle returns and now he really has a tough job on his hands!

Quote: The case for recycling is strong. The bottom line is clear. Recycling requires a trivial amount of our time. Recycling saves money and reduces pollution. Recycling creates more jobs than land-filling or incineration. And a largely ignored but very important consideration, recycling reduces our need to dump our garbage in someone else's backyard. 
-- David Morris of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance