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Earth Day, April 22 April 19, 2007

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Environmentalism, once the province of school children and hippies, has entered our national consciousness in a big way. Environmental policies are part and parcel of many current issues, such as catastrophic weather, childhood obesity, cancer, global justice, and more.

In addition to institutionalized recycling (in Western countries), cutting-edge venture capitalists are sinking money into wind farms, solar thermal energy, and biodiesel, and major automakers are developing electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles, in response mainly to consumer demand.

Such noted personalities as Prince Charles and Al Gore are stepping up to be the poster boys for an expanded personal awareness of our environment, popularizing such concepts as our carbon footprint and global warming.

Farmers markets, eating local, organic farming, and Community Supported Agriculture are becoming popular concepts as consumers become more aware of industrial farming practices and their effects on the environment.

So move beyond Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots (although definitely, include it!) and make an Earth Day display full of new technologies and cautionary tales.

Book list and coloring pages when you click “more”…

  • An inconvenient truth: the crisis of global warming / Al Gore, [Adapted for young readers by Jane O’Connor. J 363.7387 G
  • Blessed unrest: how the largest movement in the world came into being, and why no one saw it coming / Paul Hawken. ON ORDER
  • How to build your own greenhouse: designs and plans to meet your growing needs / Roger Marshall. 690.892 M
  • Critical perspectives on environmental protection / edited by Krista West. 363.7
  • America in the twenty-first century : opposing viewpoints / Andrea C. Nakaya, book editor. 338.9 A
  • The environment / Andrea C. Nakaya, book editor. J 344 E
  • The omnivore’s dilemma : a natural history of four meals / Michael Pollan. 394.12 P
  • The way we eat : why our food choices matter / Peter Singer, Jim Mason. 178 S
  • The ravaging tide : strange weather, future Katrinas, and the coming death of America’s coastal cities / Mike Tidwell. 363.7387 T
  • Landscape and the environment / Jane Bingham. ON ORDER
  • Genetic engineering / Steve Parker. J 660.6 P
  • Last child in the woods : saving our children from nature-deficit disorder / Richard Louv. 155.418 L
  • Energy / Bonnie Juettner. J 333.79 J
  • Guns, germs, and steel [videorecording] / produced by Lion TV for National Geographic Television & Film ; produced and directed by Tim Lambert, Cassian Harrison. DVD 303.4 G
  • Ecosystem science fair projects : using worms, leaves, crickets, and other stuff / Pam Walker and Elaine Wood. J 577 W
  • An unnatural metropolis : wresting New Orleans from nature / Craig E. Colten. 976.3 C
  • Recycling / Eleanor J. Hall. J 363.7282 H
  • Harvest for hope : a guide to mindful eating / Jane Goodall with Gary McAvoy and Gail Hudson. 641.3 G
  • Earth Day: Rookie read-about holidays. Trudi Strain Trueit. E 394.262 T
  • Elephants in danger: Wildlife survival. Helen Orme. J 599.67 O
  • Planet patrol: A kids action guide to earth care. Marybeth Lorbiecki, Nancy Meyers. J 577 L

Coloring pages:

Happy Earth Day coloring book from the EPA

Sea life coloring pages (really nice!)

A collection from DLTK

Activities and coloring pages from the Wilderness Society

Coloring pages from PlanetPals

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