Here at Green Actioneers, we believe that kids deserve a green future. This compelled us to create “The Green Actioneers Workbook: The Definitive Family Guide to Going Green, Saving Money for Families and Saving the Planet for Kids.” A collection of passionate University of Central Florida interns have worked to create this family road map to save energy, water, money and, ultimately, the Earth. We look forward to becoming the ultimate resource for families who want to go green.
Dave Finnigan, MPH, worked from 1966-1976 helping design and implement National Family Planning programs for Korea and Taiwan that dropped average family size from six children to under two in a generation. Next Dave created a one-day instructional program for schools, Juggling for Success, personally teaching recreational juggling to over 1,000,000 students, teachers and parents in 2,000 schools in 46 states. Recently Dave developed and tested his one-day Green Actioneers program in 26 schools in 6 states, but he felt he was leaving the families without a roadmap to success. The Green Actioneers Workbook and website are designed to provide that roadmap on their own or together with Dave’s one-day school program, delivered by a trained presenter or a teacher.
Green Actioneers has been propelled with the help of over 60 student interns from the University of Central Florida. These impassioned interns wrote in depth articles about each green action, created exciting puzzle games for kids, and spread the word with social media. The dedication of our interns has been vital to Green Actioneers and we value students of all ages input. Contact us if you would like to become a student intern to help make a difference for people and the planet!
Taking action is made easier for families thanks for the support of our green industry partners. Green Actioneers has collaborated with solar installation companies and electric vehicle dealers to provide significant rebates for participating schools. This allows families to get discounts on green purchases, and continue to save money by reducing their utility bills. Our partners are contributing to families ability to provide a green future for their children.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Richard Plate from the University of Central Florida for his continued support and acquisition of passionate student interns.
Taylor Communications will be our proud publisher, and part of our progress to keeping our footprint as low as possible. They take pride in there work and are one of the few publishers out there that will enable us to print our coveted Green Actioneers Workbook on recycled paper with soy based ink.
Becoming a Green Actioneer is as simple as taking the first step. Pick up your Green Actioneer workbook and choose an action to begin your journey to help the planet. All of our actions are organized with cost and lifestyle in mind so everyone can join in the fun. Challenge yourself, family, and friends to go through the list one-by-one until you become a full fledged Green Actioneer!
The book follows the stories of three children at Watson Elementary School on their unique journeys going green with the help of Professor Green. Aliens named Kandou and Kantdou from MOUGA (Make Our Universe Green Again) follow along to watch the Green Actioneer students save the planet. We provide tips for an urban family living in an apartment dependent on public transportation, a suburban family in a house with multiple cars, and a rural family with a mini-farm. Readers can follow the adventures of a family similar to their own, or select actions from all three that apply to their life. Learn with Bobby, Lakesha, and Ken as each family works together to save the planet and become a Green Actioneer!
Our workbook is unique because it appeals to both kids and parents, with over 100 actions families can take together to go green. With 250 pages, every action has a dedicated two page spread in the workbook. The left side is a parent’s page with a brief description of the action accompanied by the included benefits. On the right is a kid’s page with a coloring activity, engaging puzzles, and fun challenges for older kids. The book features English and Spanish translations so bilingual learners can join in the fun. Every action will feature a link to our website for more detailed information to get started.
Schools rely on books for teaching students, and our focus is to be the source of green curriculum in elementary schools. In fact, Green Actioneers began as a school program and we strive to continue engaging schools to go green. To alleviate the impact of printing books, we print on recycled paper with soy based ink. We have even included fun coloring activities for kids, which has limited the amount of ink used in printing. We feel that the benefits of becoming a Green Actioneer with the help of our workbook far outweigh the environmental costs of printing and distribution.
Empower your community with knowledge, action, and a whole lot of fun at our elementary school family night presentations. Bring your entire school together, children and parents, to take action for our future. Our founder, Dave Finnigan has provided families the tools to go green with presentations to schools across the country for over a decade. Schools pay for the program, and keep 50% of the Workbook sales while receiving significant rebates from a variety of “green” vendors like Solar installers and electric vehicle dealers.