Making a Difference is a series about making the world a better place. Each title features 12 engaging, inspiring, often touching stories from the present and the past of individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, and communities helping people, animals, and the planet. Some work on a national or global scale, with ample resources. Others are grassroots, local, and on a shoestring. All are proof that caring counts and anyone can get involved, including kids and teens. Supermodel Gisele Bџndchen started a Clean Water Project in her hometown in Brazil. The Swedish company IKEA is working to reduce air pollution in India. A 12yearold girl in Indonesia organized a group of her friends to plant hundreds of mangrove trees, which can protect coastal areas from flooding. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for the environment and the earth. Each chapter includes attentiongrabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.