Today children's author and environmentalist Lynne Cherry joined EWG staff for lunch and to present some of her famous works. Cherry who is perhaps best known for her story The Great Kapok Tree has been the catalyst for some impressive conservation triumphs. While writing Flute's Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush, Cherry learned of the Episcopal church's plan to develop a 600 acre swath of old-growth forest called Belt Woods. Cherry inspired students across the country to write the bishop of the Episcopal Church, eventually persuading the Church to sell Belt woods to a land trust.
Lynne's visit today was in part to brainstorm ideas on collaborating with EWG to keep kids safe from chemicals. Being an organic gardener herself, Lynne is well aware of the dangers of pesticides point she touches on in How Groundhog's Garden Grew. I picked up a copy of this one for my nephew and if you have young readers on your holiday shopping list I recommend you check out Lynne's site, which describes all of her books.
Thanks, Lynne. Keep up the good work!
Listen to Lynne read several of her short stories on Living on Earth.