Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's Earth Day * Go Green

Even before the first Earth Day in 1970, I was very aware of preserving the Earth's natural resources. My favorite class in Junior High School was Earth Science.

I mentioned the idea for an ecology book to my agent. The agent mentioned the idea to green writer, Kathy Krull.
IT'S MY EARTH, TOO was published in 1992 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. The book was made in an environmentally friendly manner. It was printed on recycled paper with soybean oil inks, there was no paper dust jacket, and water-soluble glues were used in the binding.

The Children's Defense Fund reprinted the cover art of IT'S MY EARTH, TOO as a poster. I was selected by the organization's founder and president, Marian Wright Edelman.

Here is a FREE Download to color in honor of Earth Day!

All Art is Copyright Melanie Hope Greenberg

4 comments:

Christina Rodriguez said...

Happy Earth Day to you too, Melanie! I love how well your cover illustration translated into an Earth Day poster. Very neat!

melanie hope greenberg said...

Thank you!

Nina Crittenden said...

Your Everyone Belongs poster is fantastic! My kids say "Thank You" for the coloring page! :)

melanie hope greenberg said...

Thanks Nina! xoxo