The Last Wilderness by Erin Hunter
Book Order: The Quest Begins* (1), Great Bear Lake* (2), Smoke Mountain* (3), The Last Wilderness* (4), Fire in the Sky (5)
* indicates a book I have read
As much as this is a story about environmentalism - hence the tie in to carbon neutral blogging - this series is also about friendship. With stoic Kallik, grumbling Toklo, and happy-go-lucky Lusa, the ties between these bears and their unique personalities make for wonderful storytelling. There are plenty of challenges they face throughout their adventures, and the action and suspense woven into each book creates a string of great novels. This series is all the more enjoyable in that it subtly incorporates the theme of awareness for the conservation of natural resources.
If anyone is interested in joining me in the carbon neutral blogging endeavor, I'd love for you to also post the image above to your blog and follow the instructions on their website. (I know it states Arbor Day 2010, but I emailed and they are still planting trees!) And if anyone else a favorite new tip for energy conservation, share those here too!