Penguin/Puffin Books and Participant Media Invite You to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22!


by Lynn Hirshfield

Foreword by Hayden Panettiere, star of NBC's HEROES

Mar 01, 2010, 17:01 ET from Participant Media

LOS ANGELES, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- GIRLS GONE GREEN by Lynn Hirshfield (Puffin; 9780142414064; February 23, 2010; $11.99) is a fun, hip and inspiring book about girls who've taken the initiative to go green. From Penguin/Puffin Books and Participant Media, the entertainment company responsible for An Inconvenient Truth and Food, Inc., it's full of tips, ideas and profiles of  girls -- both every day and famous -- taking action to save the environment. Hayden Panettiere, Ellen Page and Alicia Silverstone are among the many female celebrities, activists, and experts serving as inspiring role models for young readers wanting to help save our planet.  Perfect for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in April, GIRLS GONE GREEN personifies the green movement for teens.


Saving the environment is a large task for anyone, especially a teenager. Yet each girl in this book has taken the initiative to help lessen our toll on the environment. From trying to conquer global warming, to encouraging the use of wind power, to creating a cosmetics line with no toxic chemicals, these girls have stepped up, made their voices heard, and changed things in their schools and communities. These young female activists have earned public recognition for their work to save the environment and prove that anything is possible.

GIRLS GONE GREEN features the following celebrity green girls:

  • Ellen Page of Juno gives pointers on hosting a planting party.
  • Shailene Woodley of The Secret Life of the American Teenager gives tips to green your prom.
  • Mischa Barton of The OC urges teens to bring reusable bags to the grocery store.
  • Jessica Lowndes of 90210 talks about the impact of plastic water bottles in landfills.
  • Alicia Silverstone, actress, author and food activist, suggests going vegetarian to save the planet.
  • Michelle Branch, singer & songwriter, discusses the importance of eating locally.

GIRLS GONE GREEN gives girls everywhere the inspiration to do something to help their world. It doesn't matter how small the change is -- it only matters that you make the effort to bring about that change.

Lynn Hirshfield runs Participant Media's publishing division and is also the author of two children's books, Sassafras: True Confessions of a Poodle Princess and Sassafras Goes to Hollywood.  Please visit and join the book's fan page at

Participant Media is a Los Angeles-based entertainment company that focuses on socially relevant, commercially viable feature films, documentaries and television, as well as publishing and digital media.

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