Saturday, April 10, 2010

40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Forty years ago this month, Earth Day was organized as a response to a growing environmental crisis. More than 20 million people took part in protests, teachins and rallies and, as a result of these actions, Congress passed the Clean Air Act, strengthened the Clean Water Act and created the Environmental Protection Agency. Progress was made but there is still much to be accomplished. Following are several new titles which you may find enlightening and inspiring but you will certainly learn something new and amazing.

No Impact Man : The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet and the Discoveries He Makes about Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process

Eco Barons : The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet

Flotsametrics and the floating world : how one man's obsession with runaway sneakers and rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science

Earthtalk : expert answers to everyday questions about the environment : selections from E - the environmental magazine's nationally syndicated column

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