Hooray for Earth Day!

April 22nd is Earth Day! This is the one special day dedicated to celebrating our planet, and also a day we spend talking about the ways we can take good care of the Earth all year round. The goal is to keep our environment clean and healthy by reducing the pollution we create and protecting the wildlife all around us. There are so many ways we can all get involved and make a difference!  

Going Green, for starters, means to make choices that are good for the earth and develop habits that make a difference in how much the Earth's resources and energy you use. Reducing, Reusing, Recycling is a way to cut down on the amount of natural resources we use up and the amount of junk that ends up in the junk yard. Another important thing is to protect wildlife. We share the planet with a lot of other plants and animals and should be mindful of their well-being. The big buzz lately is saving the bees, and the butterflies, too! 

Hopefully the ideas in this post will help you make every day earth day. But don't forget: you can always keep reading and learning more about the environment and ways to take care of our Earth! 

Earth Day Book List:

The following books are a great start to understanding what Earth Day is, what the environment is, why it's important, and what we can do to help protect it. These are just a few of the many we have, so feel free to explore our catalog for more!

Earth Day

What is Earth Day? How did it begin? Who Started it? This book will answer these questions, as well as show you examples of how people all over the world celebrate the day and help their environment all year long.

Why Should I Bother About the Planet?

This book will explain how the land, air, water, and all the living creatures on Earth are being affected by problems like garbage, chemicals, deforestation, and more. Also learn ways you can make things better.

Your Local Environment

Being Green starts with you, wherever you are. This book encourages you to take a closer look at your local surroundings and figure out what you can do to help the environment near you, from cleaning up litter to planting trees.

50 Ways to Save the Earth

The title pretty much says it all, but there's so much more. This book will help you develop Earth-friendly habits in your day-to-day life, but not without explaining the environmental issues you'll help solve by doing so!


Friends of the Earth

Environmentalism goes back before Earth Day began. This book includes biographies of some important environmentalists throughout American history and what they did to help look after the Earth. Perhaps it will inspire some budding environmentalists!

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