April 22 is Earth Day! This holiday has been celebrated in America since 1970, but due to the timeliness of this topic, there’s a vast array of newer materials on all things having to do with “green” and the environment. Check out some of these titles:
From the Bottom Up: One Man’s Crusade to Clean America’s Rivers by Chad Pregracke with Jeff Barrow. Talk about a home-town hero! Chad started his river clean-up project right here on the Mississippi in the Quad Cities. His Living Lands & Waters, a not-for-profit organization, has received tons of corporate sponsorship and has now expanded its efforts to clean up other rivers.
The Green Book: the Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen. This compact little book is clearly organized, which makes it easy to quickly check the areas you most interested in — be it home, work , school or travel. Another appealing addition (interspersed between chapters) is the series of quotes from celebrities, such as Robert Redford and Martha Stewart.
Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman. This book by a Pulizter Prize winning author has received rave reviews and has been a number-one bestseller. Basically, the sub-title sums it up: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Renew America.