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Earth Day 2021

EARTH DAY

@Fort Bragg Library

Theme: Restore the Earth

While the Earth Day Festival is on hiatus until 2022, we can still celebrate the earth and learn more about what we can do as individuals and families to protect and restore the environment. Below is a handy, printable chart from the NOAA with 10 simple things we can all do RIGHT NOW and everyday to help. You can print it out and hang it on the fridge with your other important reminders or download a copy to keep with you.

Image courtesy of NOAA

Printable Protecting Our Planet Starts with You (pdf)

Stop by the library this month for our Grab & Go Earth Day craft~Origami Butterflies.

We’re open to the public, Tue & Thu, 1-5 or you can call 707-964-2020, M-F, 10-5 and arrange for a curbside pickup.

Check out the butterflies here Plus, the library has tons of material for learning more about actions you can take to help restore the earth. Here are just a few available at Fort Bragg Library:

 

 

Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?

 

 

Field Notes From a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert
Elizabeth Kolbert’s earlier attempt at tackling the controversial subject of global warming. Americans have been warned since the late 1970s that the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere threatens to melt the polar ice sheets and irreversibly change our climate. With little done since then to alter this dangerous course, now is the moment to salvage our future.

 

 

Eco-Economy: building an economy for the earth by Lester Brown
Eco-Economy discusses the need today for a shift in our worldview. The urgent question: Is the environment part of the economy or the economy part of the environment? Lester Brown argues the latter, pointing out that treating the environment as part of the economy has produced an economy that is destroying its natural support systems.

 

 

Home enlightenment : practical, earth-friendly advice by Annie Berthold-Bond

Keeping house in the 21st century means living in a healthier home-one that’s free of toxins and synthetic chemicals-and creating a beautiful living space that brings rest, renewal, and harmony to your life.
An informative, practical, and inspirational guide, Home Enlightenment examines the environmental impact of the choices we make each day and addresses how common, everyday chemical exposures have a subtle but profound impact on our well-being and quality of life.

 

Your water footprint : the shocking facts about how much water we use to make everyday products by Stephen Leahy

A “water footprint” is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing, harvesting, packaging, and shipping. From the foods we eat to the clothes we wear to the books we read and the music we listen to, all of it costs more than what we pay at the check-out. The 125 footprint facts in this book show the true cost of our lifestyle and what it is doing to Earth

Earth (DVD)
Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles.

Check out these blogs on Earth Day books:

Best Earth Day Books for Kids as chosen by teachers   

22 Multicultural Children’s Books for Earth Day by colorsofus.com

Want to test your knowledge on the issues? Take these quizzes at EarthDay.org:
Earth Day Quizzes
Here are more resources available through our catalog:
For Kids:
Environmentalism
Conservationism
Sustainable Living
Green Movement
For Adults and Teens:
Environmentalism
Conservationism
Sustainable Living
Green Movement
Healthy Home

Earth Day Storytimes