Earth Day (April 22nd)

We celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day is a annual event held to demonstrate and bring awareness to environmental protection. Here are some books you can find in our library about environmental awareness, green/sustainable living, water conservation, and climate change.

Some popular environmental advocates include Daryl Hannah and Mark Ruffalo (Keystone XL pipeline and its effects), Sting (rainforest preservation), Leonardo DiCaprio (animal and environment activism), and Al Gore (global warming/climate change).

An Inconvenient Truth – Al Gore
Gore brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming.

Climate of Hope – Michael Bloomberg & Carl Pope
The 2016 election left many people who are concerned about the environment fearful that progress on climate change would come screeching to a halt. Bloomberg and Pope, approach climate change from different perspectives, yet they arrive at similar conclusions.

Drying Up – Stephen Feinstein
Describes the issues facing our planet concerning water conservation and pollution

Green Bites – John Vlahakis
Offer food for thought about ways to become more informed and make healthier, happier choices for yourself, your family, and the environment.

Grow More with Less – Vincent Simeone
Provides detailed instructions for creating sustainable landscaped homes using eco-friendly products and methods.

Origin Story – David Christian
Christian takes readers on a wild ride through the entire 13.8 billion years we’ve come to know as “history.” By focusing on defining events (thresholds), major trends, and profound questions about our origins, Christian exposes the hidden threads that tie everything together–from the creation of the planet to the advent of agriculture, nuclear war, and beyond.

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes – Dan Egan
Egan provides a chilling account of how sea life and other invaders have made their way into the lakes, destroying native species and largely destroying the age-old ecosystem. These invaders now threaten our water intake pipes, hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure across the country.

The Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben
A forester’s fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other.

The Humane Gardener – Nancy Lawson
Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through advice, profiles of home gardeners, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, she applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces.

Your Water Footprint – Stephen Leahy
Raises readers’ awareness of how much water is used to make the things we use, consume and grow.

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