Mid-Michigan Library League

Green Resource Library

Green Resource Library: a sampling for Earth Day and every day!

pdf version here

Books/Publications
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Books:
Plaplastic free.pngstic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too (2015) by Beth Terry   

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Plastic: A Toxic Love Story (2011) by Susan Freinkel


Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy (2017) by Jay Sinha &‎ Chantal Plamondon 


Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind our Obsession with Bottled Water (2010) by Peter H. Gleick


Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash (2012) by Edward Humes


Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste (2013) by Bea Johnson


The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair 1st Edition (2000) by Denis Hayes


An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017) by Al Gore


This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate (2014) by Naomi Klein


You are the Earth: Know Your World So You Can Help Make It Better (2010) by David Suzuki


Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (2014) by Bill McKibben


Thank You, Earth (2018) by April Pulley Sayre

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The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better (2011) by Annie Leonard


Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, 3rd Edition (2012)
by Godfrey Boyle

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Bibliographies:  

•   http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2016/04/08/booklist-books-celebrate-earth-day-environmentalist-us/ 
•   https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/86598.Best_Earth_Day_Books
•   https://www.booklistreader.com/2016/04/22/book-lists/love-your-mother-10-earth-day-reads/ 
•   http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/SciRefGuides/earthday.html (Library of Congress)
•    https://www.clearwater.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Sustainable-Energy-Annotated-Bibliography-8.12.13.pdf

Toolkits:
•    http://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/Plastic-Pollution-Primer-and-Action-Toolkit.pdf
•    http://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/Education-Toolkit-022718.pdf

Articles:

https:/www.cnn.com/2018/04/19/europe/uk-plastics-ban-intl/index.html - UK set to ban single use plastics

http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/20/Suppl_1/i45 cigarette butts are hazardous waste
https://truthinitiative.org/news/5-ways-cigarette-litter-impacts-environment - cigarette butt impacts
https://inhabitat.com/6-solar-roads-shaking-up-infrastructure-around-the-world/ - solar roads

Websites

Advocacy/Organizations:
http://www.earthday.org/ - Earth Day Network
http://www.midmeac.org/ - Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (mid-MEAC)
http://www.michiganrecycles.org/ - Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC)
http://flowforwater.org/ - For Love of Water
https://mybarc.org/ - Bay Area Recycling for Charities
https://www.lifewithoutplastic.com - Life Without Plastic
https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/ - Plastic Pollution Coalition
https://storyofstuff.org/ - Story of Stuff
https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/ - NASA Climate Change site
https://www.greenpeace.org/ -  Greenpeace
https://www.habitat.org/ -  Habitat for Humanity
https://4ocean.com/ -  4Ocean
https://350.org/ - Climate Change
https://www.sierraclub.org/ - Sierra Club
https://www.ucsusa.org/ - Union of Concerned Scientists 
https://michigancleanwater.org/ - Clean Water Campaign for Michigan
https://www.1millionwomen.com.au/ - 1 Million Women (Climate change)
https://www.kab.org/cigarette-litter-prevention - Keep America Beautiful cigarette butt info
https://www.epa.gov/earthday - Environmental Protection Agency Earth Day site
https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics/greener-living - EPA tools for education and helping reduce your environmental footprint
https://www.arborday.org/ - Arbor Day (4/27/18)
http://www.authorsforearthday.org/ - Authors for Earth Day (A4ED)
http://www.starnetlibraries.org/earth-day/ - NASA Earth Day site
https://environmental-action.org/ - Environmental Action, founded at the first Earth Day in 1970

Videos

Plastic Pollution Coalition channel https://www.youtube.com/user/PlasticPollution/videos
From Plastic to Paper https://vimeo.com/217212820overwrapped avocado.png
Open Your Eyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9znvqIkIM-A
Addicted to Plastic https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/addicted-plastic/ 
The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-really-happens-to-the-plastic-you-throw-away-emma-bryce
Story of Bottled Water https://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-bottled-water/ 
Story of Stuff - Videos https://storyofstuff.org/movies/ 
Climate Change is about Power https://youtu.be/m95K7LClIC4

Green products

Consumers:
http://www.greenwomanstore.com/beth-terry-lean-into-green.html
https://myplasticfreelife.com/
https://www.shopetee.com/ (alternative to plastic for wrapping food)
https://www.russbe.com (reusable lunch containers)

For Restaurants:
https://mybarc.org/store/#!/Compostables/c/2250074/offset=0&sort=normal
https://www.ecoproductsstore.com/ 
http://www.worldcentric.org/   compostables.jpg
https://thelastplasticstraw.org/resources/
https://www.aardvarkstraws.com/restaurants

Bags:
http://www.waste2wear.com/non-woven-bagshttps://vimeo.com/112778663
http://www.ecomarketingsolutions.com/bags-made-from-bottles.htm
http://www.gorillasacks.com/

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