Designing Green Communities

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120366

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Introducing the design thinking process as a vehicle for change, this timely title motivates readers to create environmentally sustainable practices and make them easily accessible in their communities. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to big issues—from minimizing pollution to limiting usage of non-renewable energy.

Reading Level
Lexile
1010L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
6.9
DRA
60
Categories
Genre
Nature Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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