Hundreds of years in the future, a thick white mist covers the Earth, leaving only mountaintops habitable for humanity. The Five Families rule over the slums and junkyards, and the ruthless Lord Kodoc brings his harsh order to the skies. Ships sail the fog, like Hazel's salvage raft. Working for Hazel is Chess, the tetherboy, a boy who has a secret that Lord Kodoc, if he ever learned about it, could use for evil.
When Judy Moody gets serious about protecting the environment, her little brother Stink thinks she is overdoing it, but she manages to inspire her third grade class to undertake an award-winning, environment-saving project.
"Catalina 'Cat' Duran and her class are off to the recycling center for what seems like the worst field trip ever. But when they arrive, they find out that the recycling plant has been sabotaged! Only Cat and her friends can save the day (and help save the Earth, too)!"--Unedited summary from book.
After discovering that a green sea turtle was harmed by plastic in the ocean, twin mice Sydney and Simon come up with a creative campaign to increase recycling and reduce the amount of trash created in their home, school, and town.
Grace can do a lot of things ... but can she save the planet? Or at the very least, can she help her best friend Mimi get her favorite stuffed animal back? Lots of exciting things are happening to Grace and her friends. Most exciting of all, Mimi's older cousin Gwen is coming to stay with Mimi, and Miss Lois's class is going green! For their "green" project, Grace and Mimi aim to inspire their friends and classmates to conserve plastic bottles. But...
In the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Capitol Hill, Lucy Rose's friend Adam "Melonhead" Melon, a budding inventor with a knack for getting into trouble, enters a science contest that challenges students to recycle an older invention into a new invention.
"Tthirteen-year-old tetherboy Chess and his crew may have escaped the slums, but they cannot escape the Fog. When they retreat to the mountaintop sanctuary of Port Oro, they discover that the deadly white mist will soon swallow the entire city. Will the slumkids be able to save Port Oro, or will they run out of time?"--
Eleven-year-old Rick Rusek, nearly homebound by motion sickness, wants to help his family's catering business by unsnarling Los Angeles traffic, but first he must help a Girl Scout troop with an art project.
A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea. The Recycled Orchestra, comprising of children from Cateura, Paraguay, playing instruments made from recycled trash, performs concerts all over the world to sold-out audiences. Here's the story of how it began.