hot-flat-crowded1Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. Founded in 1970, earth day is now celebrated globally in 175 countries. Why celebrate only one day? There are so many ways to have an earth day every day:

Bring reusable bags when shopping,

Switch incandescent bulbs to fluorescent

Recycle paper, plastic, glass and electronics whenever possible

Use the library–sharing books (reading and borrowing books from the library) reduces production and delivery costs, along with your own carbon footprint.

Read more about Earth Day online:

EPA’s Earth Day Page

Earth Day Official Page

Earth Day Turns Forty: An Animated Tribute

Read about the environment with these titles from the library’s collection:

  • A World without Ice by Henry Pollack
  • Food Matters: a guide to conscious eating with more than 75 recipes by Mark Bittman.
  • Greasy Rider: Two dudes, one fry-oil-powered car, and a cross-country search for a greener future by Greg Melville.
  • Hot Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Organic Manifesto: how organic farming can heal our planet, feed the world, and keep us safe by Maria Rodale
  • Omnivore’s Dilemma: a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan
  • Our Choice: a plan to solve the climate crisis by Albert Gore
  • The Renewable Energy Handbook:  a guide to rural independence, off-grid and sustainable living by William H. Kemp.
  • The Solar Economy:  renewable energy for a sustainable global future by Hermann Scheer
  • Whole Green Catalog : 1,000 best things for you and the earth by Michael W. Robbin

Check availability of these books in the John Tyler Libraries Catalog.

Written by Suzanne

Suzanne has loved books from an early age, and remembers reading her 24 volume World Book Encyclopedia set when she ran out of novels. Now that she works in a library, she will never run out of reading material again! Suzanne is a recent MLS graduate who loves working with students and technology.

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