Sandy's Incredible Shrinking Footprint

Sandy's Incredible Shrinking Footprint

By Femida Handy; Carole Carpenter; Adrianna Steele-Card (Illustrator)

Second Story Press, Hardcover, 9781897187692, 24pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

Description
Sandy loves visiting her grandpa's house by the beach every summer. She and her dog Pepper play in the sand and surf, chasing the seagulls. But on this day her walk on the beach is ruined when she comes across the garbage left over from someone else's picnic--pop cans, half-eaten hot-dog buns, and even a yellow mustard container. Angry, Sandy can't understand why anyone would want to dirty her beautiful beach. She and Pepper are startled by the arrival of the 'Garbage Lady, ' who helps pick up the mess. The Garbage Lady explains to Sandy that everyone has an ecological footprint--the mark they leave on the world--and that it is their responsibility to shrink it. Sandy is impressed and runs home to tell her grandpa. A wonderful introduction to environmental responsibility, the book ends with a list of everyday ways we can all shrink our footprint. Fittingly illustrated with a unique collage technique using recycled materials.


About the Author
Femida Handy is Professor at the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (United States of America) and Senior Scholar at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto (Canada). She specializes in the study of nonprofit organizations and volunteers, and international NGOs, and is the Editor- in- Chief of "Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly". Her articles have appeared in many journals and received numerous awards.