NEW! The Little Blue Planet Children's Book

Our original children’s book, lovingly designed to educate and inspire young readers about climate change and caring for our little blue planet. All profits donated to 1% for the Planet. Book included with all Crib mattress purchases while supplies last.
 

A STORY WE ALL SHARE

The choices we make about what we buy, where it comes from, and how it's made have a direct impact on the health of people, communities, and our “Little Blue Planet." At Avocado, this belief guides the products we make and the actions we take: to inspire healthy and sustainable living, while transforming what it means to be a socially conscious business.

Created in partnership with our friends at The Mill, all profits from the sale of this hardcover book are donated to 1% for the Planet® — an international nonprofit organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their verified annual sales to urgent environmental causes, regardless of profitability. As a Climate Neutral Certified business — with verified net-negative carbon footprint across the entire scope of our business — we are proud to share this urgent message. We invite you to learn more and join us.

 
 

OUR BRAND ANTHEM AS INSPIRATION

This children’s book is featured in one of our new brand anthem videos. The script in the video below is the exact text found within our children’s book, brought to life with delightful original illustrations. Why? We believed the story was so important to tell, so we decided to concurrently create the actual children’s book. Now it is for sale here on our website, as well as on Amazon. And to surprise and delight our customers, it is included in the box for all Crib mattresses — to help educate the youth and the young at heart alike.



 

RESPONSIBLY

PRINTED IN THE USA

We’ve pushed to absolute extreme with regard to environmentally conscious printing on this project. The Little Blue Planet is intentionally printed on uncoated Envirographic paper made 100% Post Consumer Waste. This eco-friendly process diverts waste from landfills and returns it to the paper manufacturing stream. The inks are soy-based. The paper is chlorine-free and FSC® certified. And the printing was beautifully done in Chicago.

TEACHING ABOUT
CLIMATE CHANGE

The Little Blue Planet was written and created to tell one of the most important stories of our time: the story of climate change. We encourage you to use this book as a tool to talk with children about what we can do to protect and respect our Little Blue Planet — our one true home. As a bonus, on the inside of the book’s jacket, you’ll find an educational poster which can be read, discussed, and hung up in your home or classroom as a reminder of the changes we can make, and the ways in which everyone can live a little more green.



RADICALLY HONEST SPECS

AN ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK

  • Text and Illustrations

  • Published in 2019 by Avocado Green Mattress in partnership with The MILL. (ISBN-13: 978-0578535951.) Written by Anaïs La Rocca and Eve Grissinger. Illustrated by Wendy Eduarte and Syd Fini. Text and illustration copyright © 2019 by Avocado Green Mattress + The MILL. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission from the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.

  • Printed in the USA

  • Printed using soy-based inks on Envirographic™ 100 paper — made 100% Post Consumer Waste (PCW) recycled paper. 100% recycled copy paper diverts used paper waste from landfills and returns it to the paper manufacturing stream. This process saves greenhouse gas emissions, wastewater, net energy and trees. Envirographic 100 paper is 100% process chlorine free and FSC® C019220 certified.

  • Age Range

  • 4 - 99 years

  • Published Format

  • Hardcover, 32 pages plus covers, first edition.



 

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Outdoor Afro is making outdoor recreation, nature, and conservation inclusive for all. The nationwide nonprofit celebrates and inspires black connections, bringing more equity to the natural world. Trained volunteers lead groups in hiking, biking, and camping trips, as well as lessons in environmental education and conservation stewardship. In doing so, Outdoor Afro is changing the narrative around outdoor adventures — inspiring healthy lifestyles, healing, and conservation.

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