The children’s Prince! William pens foreword for environmental guide aimed at youngsters
Prince William will write an introduction to an environmental handbook that will teach young people about climate change, it has been announced.
The 40-year-old Prince of Wales launched the Earthshot Prize in 2020 to help organizations tackle environmental challenges around the world.
This new book, to be published in conjunction with the awards, will feature a chapter on Sir David Attenborough.
The aim of the handbook is to encourage children aged nine and older to come up with ‘solutions to restore our planet’.
Prince William promoted the “handbook for dreamers and thinkers,” saying, “Our planet is the only home we have, and we must think big and dream bigger if we are to protect it.”
Prince William (pictured at the Coronation concert last month) will write a foreword to the new Earthshot Prize Handbook
A promotional video – posted to The Earthshot Prize’s Twitter account this afternoon – said the book “will inspire young dreamers to look to the future with hope.”
The announcement read: ‘Exciting announcement for young bookworms!
“We are pleased to announce that an inspiring book for young people: The Earthshot Prize: A Handbook for Dreamers and Thinkers will be hitting shelves in October!”
According to the product description, the book will transport young readers around the world to learn about the challenges they face in different habitats.
It reads, “They will meet Earthshot innovators, entrepreneurs and game changers past and present, from Wangari Maathai to David Attenborough.
‘More importantly, they discover how they can become the changemakers of the future and develop solutions for the biggest problems in the world.
‘Because even the smallest idea or Earthshot has the power to change everything.’
The handbook – co-written by Jonnie Hughes and Colin Butfield – also includes “simple, practical” eco-friendly tips for readers to introduce into their homes.
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The handbook – which will be published in October – contains ‘simple, practical’ eco-friendly tips that young readers can introduce at home
Although the £10.99 handbook doesn’t hit shelves until October, it’s available for pre-order now on Amazon and Waterstones.
Prince William interviewed Sir David Attenborough in January 2019 in the Swiss Alps for the 49th World Economic Forum (WEF).
The following year, his three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, also quizzed the 97-year-old naturalist about his favorite animals in a heartwarming videotaped lockdown.
It was announced earlier this week that Prince William has partnered with YouTube to produce his Earthshot Prize content in an effort to reach a younger audience.
Content includes mini-documentaries and Q&As with the finalists of the YouTube Shorts and Creator Collaborations awards.
Pedro Pina, head of YouTube Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Sustainability is important to us, it is important to the creator community that calls YouTube home and it is important to viewers, particularly younger viewers who demand that we all do better. for our planet.
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough, 97, contributed to Earthshot Prize handbook, due out in October
Prince William, 40, has officially partnered with YouTube to produce its Earthshot Prize content, it has been announced
Our vision is to make YouTube the world’s leading destination for awareness, education and action on the global climate crisis. By partnering with The Earthshot Prize, we can raise the voice of authoritative experts on this important issue.”
He continued, “It also provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the innovative solutions presented by the finalists for this year’s award.”
Meanwhile, Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize, said: ‘At The Earthshot Prize, we want to drive innovation and change to help our planet recover and by partnering with YouTube, one of the world’s largest platforms, we can do that in a truly global scale.
“We look forward to collaborating on exciting content that will inspire urgent optimism and action and help the public better understand the climate challenges we face.”
The Prince and Princess of Wales will travel to Singapore later this year for the final of William’s environmental award.
During the event, the five winners of The Earthshot Prize 2023 will receive £1 million.
The pair will be traveling to the Southeast Asian country in November after it was selected as the destination of the third annual Prince’s Earthshot award ceremony.