How are you celebrating Earth Day? Perrot has a display of books in the Adult Department that gives a full range of ideas for making changes, both big and small, that will make a difference.
- 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth, by Sophie John and Jesse Javna: This is a new edition, revised and expanded, with lots of new ideas to try.
- Greening Your Office, by Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert: This book is an A to Z guide of little changes you can make in your office that can lessen your environmental impact.
- Boat Green: 50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save Our Waters, by Clyde W. Ford: As we take to the water soon, there are some practical tips in this book for leaving a “green wake.
Youth Services also has a display of Earth Day-related books in the window boxes. A few selections:
- Organic Crafts: 75 Earth-Friendly Art Activities, by Kimberly Monaghan: Parents, teachers, and caregivers looking for ideas on how to get children outdoors and instill in them a love for nature can find creative crafts, games, and activities using objects that kids can collect from nature in this idea book.
- Earth-Friendly Crafts for Kids: 50 Awesome Things to Make with Recycled Stuff, by Heather Smith with Joe Rhatigan: This appealing volume is not only a craft book– it also educates users to be more aware of packaging, waste, and of making conscious decisions about how products are used and discarded.
- Weird Weather: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out, by Kate Evans: Explains the science behind global warming, shows how it is progressing, and says what is being and not being done to stop the problem.
- The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon: Right now we are waking up to the reality that the effects of global warming are upon us–from extreme changes in weather to endangered animals, global warming touches every aspect of our lives.
A plethora of information is also available at Earth911— find out how to reduce your impact, reuse what you’ve got, and recycle your trash.