Draco Viridi is Latin for ‘Green Dragon’.
The Green Dragon in Chinese culture symbolises potent and auspicious powers, particularly over water, rainfall, typhoons and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength and good luck. Draco Viridi was born from the desire to protect nature.
“A beautifully illustrated book that tells a heart-breaking story which affects us all: young and old, regardless of where we live. The Green Dragon is a fantastic tool for use in classrooms or at home and will be an asset to any library.”
Director of Operations, Plastic Free Seas
“This is an important story, with endearing characters and a powerful message. As the book was set in Hong Kong, my students were instantly engaged as they could relate to the story. This enjoyable book can also be used as a teaching resource. In our class, we were able to link this with our learning to the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and to our wider concerns about the environment.
Suzanne also joined us on our school beach clean up, sharing her book and giving a very informative talk about alternatives to single use plastic. Thank you Suzanne for helping raise awareness of these problems and for encouraging future generations to take action.”
Year 2 Class Teacher
Global Campus Coordinator (Primary)
Nord Anglia International School, Hong Kong
In the bathroom
• Use bamboo tooth brushes. Replace the plastic toothbrushes!
• Use shampoo bars, eliminate those plastic bottles.
In the kitchen
• Install a water filter at home. Stop buying plastic bottles.
• Replace cling wrap with beeswax paper or wax paper.
• Make your own cleaning products. Stop buying harmful chemicals that ultimately are packaged in plastic bottles.
• Use washable dish cleaning cloths/scourers. Or a natural loofa. Replace those plastic scrubbing pads.
Out and about
• Carry a shopping bag with you at all times. Refuse plastic carrier bags.
• Use a refillable water bottle. Use water fountains when you are out and about.
• Don’t buy single-use plastic bottles!
• Reusable vegetable bags are the way to go at the supermarket. Try to avoid the very thin plastic bags offred for fruit and vegetables.
• Say ‘No’ to straws in your drinks.
• Ask your family to carry their own coffee cups.
• Ask your family to take reusable containers when buying takeaway foods, just like the old days!
Please get in touch with Draco Viridi to organise a book reading and educational discussions with the author.
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