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One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

This book is about Isatou Ceesay
In "One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia," delve into the empowering narrative of Isatou Ceesay, who sparked an environmental revolution in her hometown of Njau, Gambia. Faced with the detrimental effects of discarded plastic bags, which not only marred the landscape but also threatened health and agriculture, Ceesay pioneered a grassroots recycling initiative. Transforming waste into wealth, she and her team of women began repurposing the abundant plastic into sellable items, simultaneously cleaning up their environment and offering economic opportunities to marginalized women. Published on February 1, 2015, this inspiring book is perfect for elementary school readers, opening their eyes to the power of individual action in the realm of environmental justice. It encourages young readers to recognize their potential as future changemakers, capable of making a tangible difference in their communities. Let Isatou Ceesay's journey inspire you to consider how you, too, can contribute to combating pollution and fostering sustainability in your own corner of the world.
Published by Millbrook Press ™ on February 1, 2015
32 pages
ISBN: 9781467716086
Best for readers in Elementary School
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