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Make “Green” Your Favorite Color: Earth Day 2014

We celebrate Earth day on April 22, 2014 but every day should be Earth Day!  Preserving our environment should always be a priority. Browse this list of titles covering everything you need to know about sustainability, alternative energy, conservation, climate change, recycling, and going green.  We all need to do our part to save our wildlife, resources, and our planet. View the entire list here.

Plastic Purge by Michael SanClementsPlastic Purge

Ecologist Michael SanClements provides helpful and easy-to-follow advice on how to use less plastic every day.  Plastic is all around us and the author details the affects that it has on our bodies and health. He helps you to recognize the harmful, as well as the helpful, plastic products in your life. Learn more and order here.

Chasing Cheetahs by Sy MontgomeryChasing Cheetahs

As part of the Scientist in the Field series, this title takes readers on a journey to the Namibian Savanna where Laurie Marker founded the Cheetah Conservation Fund. You join an expedition to find and rescue cheetahs and learn of their vital role in the ecosystem.  Learn more and order here.

Blessing the Hands That Feed Us by Vicki RobinBlessing the Hands That Feed Us

Author Vicki Robin explains her challenge to eat only local foods from within 10 miles of her home. Her dedication to 100% sustainable eating taught her about food, community, and our place on Earth.  Includes recipes.  Learn more and order here.

Brilliant! by Michelle Mulder Brilliant

Check out this positive introduction to the world of alternate energy!  Our current uses of fossil fuels, and their disadvantages, are discussed and kids are encouraged to look around them and find new, sustainable ways to provide power to the world.  Cool, innovative examples of alternate sources of energy are provided like cars that run on French fry grease.  Learn more and order here.

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