Monday, June 8, 2020


Friday was World Environment Day. Check out these titles from our virtual library.

Every year, the United Nations organizes events for World Environment Day, which encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It is celebrated in over 100 countries.

This year's focus is on biodiversity–the interdependence of all living species of plants, insects, and animals upon each other. World Environment Day aims to broaden awareness about biodiversity as a foundation that supports all life on land and below water. It is a call to action to combat the accelerating species loss and degradation of the natural world.

Millburn Library offers a host of books, audio, and videos on the subject of biodiversity and the protection of the environment. Find out what World Environment Day and biodiversity is all about: Learn. Share. Act.

47 Things You Can Do for the Environment
by Lexi Petronis and Jill Buck

We hear talk all the time about climate change, air pollution from cars, oil spills into oceans, trash overflowing into waterways, and toxic chemicals leaking into our groundwater. The good news is there's a lot we can do to start cleaning up the Earth. This book offers a variety of practical actions you can take.

Access this title here via Hoopla or on the Hoopla app.

The Sustainable Vegetable Garden
by John Jeavons and Carol Cox

In this book, Jeavons and Cox offer an introduction to biointensive gardening that shows it is not only possible but easy to grow astonishing crops of healthful organic vegetables and fruits, while conserving resources and actually helping the soil. A revolutionary approach to feeding ourselves and nurturing the land.

Access The Sustainable Vegetable Garden on eBCCLS here or on the Libby app.

Biodiversity (Video)

What is biodiversity? This exciting and colorful educational video explores the concept of biodiversity as it applies to a wide range of environments. The importance of biodiversity on Earth is also discussed.

Access this video on HooplaDigital here or on the Hoopla Digital app.

How to Give Up Plastic
by Will McCallum

It takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to fully biodegrade, and there are around 12.7 million tons of plastic entering the ocean each year. This book is an accessible guide to the changes we can all make—small and large—to rid our lives of disposable plastic and clean up the world’s oceans.

Access How to Give up Plastic on eBCCLS here or on the Libby app.

The Environment: A History of the Idea
by Paul Warde, Libby Robin, and Sverker Sörlin

In this fascinating audiobook, Paul Warde, Libby Robin, and Sverker Sörlin trace the emergence of the concept of the environment following World War II. The untold history of how people came to conceive, to manage, and to dispute environmental crisis, The Environment is a must-listen book for anyone who wants to help protect the environment from the numerous threats it faces today.

Access this audiobook on HooplaDigital here or on the Hoopla Digital app.

The Fight for the Environment
by Philip Wolny

Among the most pressing issues of our time is the battle to preserve our environment, and avert the looming catastrophe of climate change. In this inspiring volume, students are introduced to the history of environmentalism from the nineteenth century to the present day. Highlights include the passionate and engaged activism and actions of numerous individuals, groups, scientists, and governments.

Access The Fight for the Environment on HooplaDigital  here or on the Hoopla Digital app.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
by David Wallace-Wells

An "epoch-defining book" (The Guardian) and "this generation's Silent Spring" (The Washington Post), The Uninhabitable Earth is both a travelogue of the near future and a meditation on how that future will look to those living through it—the ways that warming promises to transform global politics, the meaning of technology and nature in the modern world, the sustainability of capitalism and the trajectory of human progress.

Access The Uninhabitable Earth on eBCCLS here or on the Libby app.

The Earth Gives More
by Sue Fleiss and Christiane Engel

From leaves falling and becoming fertilizer to raindrops bringing plants to life in the spring, the cycle of every season has something to enjoy. While delighting in all nature offers, we need to remember to respect and treasure the world around us. This sweet rhyming story follows the change in seasons and illustrates how we can all be stewards of the Earth.

Access The Earth Gives More on HooplaDigital here or on the Hoopla Digital app.

Great Courses: The Science of Extreme Weather

Tour the world's wildest weather with a storm-chasing, prize-winning meteorologist in these 24 thrilling lectures on tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and other wild weather events. Taught by Prof. Eric. R. Snodgrass.

Access The Science of Extreme Weather here in The Great Courses Library Collection.

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