The young reader can learn multiple concepts while having fun: what are the ecological footprint, the greenhouse effect, biodiversity or renewable energies?
This brightly coloured booklet can help motivate kids in turning Mauritius into a sustainable island.
Kids and grown-ups can learn a lot with this booklet. For instance, did you know that nuclear energy is created by splitting uranium atoms? Then, nuclear power stations transform the heat that is released by this fission and turn it into electricity. The advantage of such an energy is that it does not produce greenhouse gas – which is very harmful. However, its downside is that it generates radioactive waste that can take thousands of years to disappear.
These pages will increase your awareness and provide you with ecological advice. For example, if you are trying to get rid of weeds, there is no need to use pesticides… Just throw some boiling water on them!
This book was written under the supervision of Mr Joël de Rosnay – the President of the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie de la Villette in Paris – and Dr Khalil Elahee – who is a lecturer at the University of Mauritius. It was sponsored by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation and companies such as Anahita, HSBC and IBL.
Let’s work together towards a sustainable development!