Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter
Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter is an informative picture book that promotes environmental issues, respect, responsibility and responsible decision-making.
Based on true events before recycling was standard. A New York town disposes of their rubbish on a barge but as the boat proceeds down the coast every port refuses to accept the cargo.
“For a whole summer, Cap’n Duffy and his little tugboat tugged the garbage around New York…As the summer days got hotter, the garbage grew beyond stinky. Someone had to take it – they just had to.” Finally, the garbage barge disposes of its smelly load back in New York after 162 days.
Here Comes the Garbage Barge Resources
- BBC Bitesize: What should I do with my rubbish?
- Geo Alliance: NIMBY: The Garbage Barge from Islip
- Learning to Give: The Four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, RESPECT!
- Reading is Fundamental: Here Comes the Garbage Barge: Teacher Guide
- Recycle Devon: Garbage Barge Teaching Resources
- Storyonline: Here Comes the Garbage Barge Teacher’s Guide
- WM: Typical Anatomy of a Landfill
Here Comes the Garbage Barge Videos
Books by Jonah Winter & Red Nose Studio
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