Go Green at the Library
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: a Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, 2007.
- Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants. 641.0973 KINGSOLVER
- Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff by Fred Pearce, 2008.
- Tracking the routes taken by the items in his home—his coffee, cellphone, computer, green beans, chocolate, socks—from raw ingredient to finished product, veteran science journalist Fred Pearce presents fascinating firsthand investigations. 333.72 PEARCE
- CosmoGIRL: 250 Things You Can Do to Green the World by Lauren Greene, 2009.
- By the editors of CosmoGirl, the tips are organized into nine chapters, spanning topics from fashion to school to activism. Special sections include an Eco-Pedia and an extensive resource listing. 640 COSMOGIRL
- Eaarth : Making a Life On a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben, 2010.
- The world as we know it has ended forever: that's the melancholy message of this nonetheless cautiously optimistic assessment of the planet's future by McKibben, whose The End of Nature first warned of global warming's inevitable impact 20 years ago. NEW 304.2 MCKIBBEN
- Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes by Mark Bittman, 2009.
- This book is in two parts. The first portion of the book contains a good summary of why the author changed his eating habits and on how these changes resulted in beneficial effects. The second portion of the book contains a number of recipes. NEW 613.2 BITTMAN
- Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-friendly Life by Linda Sivertsen and Tosh Sivertsen, 2008.
- Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills; offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way; includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes; shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around.
- Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution by Auden Schendler, 2009.
- A maverick sustainability expert provocatively explores the difference between feel-good gestures and the down-and-dirty work of going green—for businesses, individuals, or government. NEW
- Go Green, Live Rich by David Bach, 2008.
- Bach offers a multitude of suggestions for conserving the planet—and your money—in this attractive and accessible guide. A few of Bach's tips require making a serious commitment (growing your own vegetables, using recyclable energy, trading in your car for a fuel-efficient model); others such as unplugging unused appliances, switching to compact fluorescent bulbs and eating less meat are simple—if familiar—ways to go green. 640 BACH (Branches Only)
- Green Gone Wrong: How our Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution by Heather Rogers, 2010.
- In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today's much-touted "green" products—carbon offsets, organic food, biofuels, and eco-friendly cars and homes—really work? Implicit in efforts to go green is the promise that global warming can be stopped by swapping out dirty goods for "clean" ones. But can earth-friendly products really save the planet? This far-reaching, riveting narrative explores how the most readily available solutions to environmental crisis may be disastrously off the mark. NEW 333.7 ROGERS
- Green Guide: the Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely by National Geographic, 2008.
- Paper or plastic? Organic or conventional? In a world that is rapidly going "green," how does the average person make decisions that are smart for the family—and good for the planet? The Green Guide is here to help, with the concepts and choices for Earth-conscious living. 304.2 GREEN
- Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care by Deirdre Imus, 2008.
- A second volume in the Green This! series of eco-friendly lifestyle guides offers parents practical suggestions on how to raise a healthy child in our increasingly toxic environment, drawing on the latest scientific and medical research to cover health issues related to children in every age group, from infancy to adolescence. 649.1 IMUS
- Knit Green by Joanne Seiff. 2009.
- Knit Green offers tons of information and ideas on everything you need to be a more environmentally conscious knitter. From sourcing materials locally and using organic products, to supporting fair work and fair trade programs, Knit Green is a tremendous source of information to help you tailor your craft to your convictions. New 746.43 SEIFF
- Natural Style: Decorating With an Earth-Friendly Point of View by Janet Sobesky, 2008.
- Janet Sobesky presents Natural Style, an impressive compendium of ideas, suggestions, recommendations, and examples for every room of the home and household. 747 SOBESKY
- The Sacred Earth: Writers on Nature & Spirit edited by Jason Gardner, 1998.
- This is an anthology of inspirational nature writing. It's a collection of short prose excerpts from longer literary works which touch on the beauty, strangeness, and life-changing qualities of wild places. 508 SACRED EARTH
- Shift Your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Money, Simplify Your Life, and Save the Planet by Elizabeth Rogers, 2010.
- Going green doesn't mean spending big bucks on organic food, solar panels, and hybrid cars. At its core, green living is simply about moderation, efficiency, and living less expensively. Included are hundreds of habit-shifting suggestions. NEW 640 ROGERS
- The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne, 2010.
- If you would like to harvest your own vegetables, raise city chickens, or convert to solar energy, this practical, hands-on book is full of step-by-step projects that will get you started homesteading immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house. 640 COYNE
- Water: the Fate of Our Most Precious Resource by Marq DeVilliers, 2001.
- DeVilliers provides a fascinating look at the water supply on earth. The looming global water crisis sounds a wake-up call for concerned citizens, environmentalists, policymakers and water-drinkers everywhere. De Villiers has a keen eye for detail and a solid command of the scientific literature on which his argument is based. 333.91 DE VILLIERS
- The Wild Out Your Window: Exploring Nature Near at Hand by Sy Montgomery, 2002.
- These essays, most of which originally appeared in Sy's Boston Globe column "Nature Journal," are by turns enlightening, entertaining, sometimes amusing, and always absorbing and informative. Filled with natural history and lore, the essays urge readers to appreciate what they find around them. 508 MONTGOMERY
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