Earth Day, gardening, Nonfiction

Books to Help You Make Every Day Earth Day!

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activistJohn McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States SenatorGaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in recognition of his work.[6]

To learn more you might like to take out a few of the following titles available in the library:

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Silent spring

Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
2002

 

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A citizen’s guide to ecology

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2003.


 

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Four fish [electronic resource] : the future of the last wild food

Greenberg, Paul, 1967-
New York : Penguin Press, 2010.


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Stolen world : a tale of reptiles, smugglers, and skulduggery

Smith, Jennie Erin, 1973-
New York : Crown Publishers, 2011.


 

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The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world

Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author.
Vancouver, BC : David Suzuki Institute/Greystone Books, 2016.



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Rightful heritage : Franklin D. Roosevelt and the land of America

Brinkley, Douglas, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.


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The efficiency trap : finding a better way to achieve a sustainable energy future

Hallett, Steve, 1966- author
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2013.



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DIY solar projects : how to put the sun to work in your home

Smith, Eric W. (Eric William), 1951-
Minneapolis, Minn. : Creative Pub. International, c2011.


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