Looking for Juan was launched in 2019 with social responsibility at its core. The store was created to promote appreciation of Philippine art and culture, and to champion children’s literacy.
Its newest product is the informational activity book on the environment, I Am the Change in Climate Change, recommended for six- to 12-year-olds.
Its pages are filled with child-friendly illustrations, age-appropriate language and interactive worksheets. The book encourages children to learn about climate change: Its definition, causes and effects.
Its suggestions of easy day-to-day practices involve and empower kids by providing climate change education, awareness and training.
Most importantly, the book is a way to increase children’s adaptive capacity, promote environmental stewardship in the community and raise a generation that’s capable of creating real change.
It is authored by University of the Philippines professor of Geology, Dr. Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay, featuring artworks by the members of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), the country’s only organization of visual artists for kids. The UBS-funded book is published by the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS).
“Climate Change is such an important and complex issue, but one that we felt is important to convey to children. It also fits well and is consistent with CANVAS’ interest in environmental issues,” CANVAS executive director Gigo Alampay said. “So, we created an activity book on climate change specifically for children that’s grounded in science and is also reassuring to the extent of helping children realize that there are things they can do, even at that early age, to respond to and adapt to climate change.”
I Am the Change in Climate Change retails for P350 at www.lookingforjuan.com. Every purchase of this book is matched by a donation to two Filipino kids in disadvantaged communities through the online store’s
Buy-1-Donate-2 program, in support of CANVAS’ “One Million Books for One Million Filipino Children” campaign.
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