Be the Change: Rob Greenfield’s Call to Kids―Making a Difference in a Messed-Up World

For young readers ages 8 to 12, an inspiring, lively guide to sustainable living from environmental activist Rob Greenfield.

Features kid-friendly information on the highly popular movement towards zero-waste living, as well as information on the climate crisis and solutions.

Rob Greenfield loves this planet, and he’s willing to go to extremes to show kids how our way of life is causing it harm. He’s walked around New York City dressed in his own garbage, cycled across the U.S. on a bamboo bike (three times), and survived one year on food he foraged or grew himself. For Rob, it’s all worth it: he brings attention to important topics like food and water waste; our dependency on fossil fuels; our piles of stuff (and the energy required to produce it); and our disconnection from community and the wider world.

In this uplifting book, Rob uses his own experiences—backed by solid information and a ton of great ideas—to show kids that no one is too young to make a difference, and no action is too small to make a start.

Rob donates 100% of his proceeds from this book directly to Indigenous women-led environmental organizations. Learn more here.

Be the Change is available wherever books are sold in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. If you live outside these countries, Be the Change can be shipped internationally from Book Depository.

This page will be updated if the book is translated and made available in other countries.


Order here:

Indie Bound (Connects you to purchase from your local independent bookstore) (ecommerce website for indie bookstores)
Barnes & Noble
Purchase directly from the publisher, Greystone Books


Be the Change Companion Guide:

This companion guide was created by Becky Noelle, an experienced teacher and passionate sustainability advocate. Use this guide to help you fully engage in the book and create changes in your life that will help both you and the planet!