Yesterday, the US president announced that he would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, an agreement made to limit and reduce carbon emissions among every single country in the world with the exception of Nicaragua (who didn't agree because it thought the agreement didn't do enough) and Syria (who is in the middle of a deadly civil war).
My personal views aside (though I could go on and on about them) - not limiting or reducing our carbon emissions is objectively detrimental to our planet, to our population and to our children and their future.
While this decision is a huge disappointment, it does not mean that we as citizens cannot reduce our carbon emissions and the impact we have on this planet. In fact, it means that we must now be more vigilant than ever to do so.
But it's not just about what we do. It's about what we teach them.
I've rounded up some of my favorite books to teach our children - even from a young age - about our planet, nature and the animals and plants that make this world an incredible, beautiful, magical one to inhabit. This world is for them - let's make sure they know.
(If I've missed some of your favorites, please let me know in the comments!)