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Mid-Michigan Library League

Green Resource Library

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

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

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


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



• (Library of Congress)



https:/ - UK set to ban single use plastics cigarette butts are hazardous waste - cigarette butt impacts - solar roads


Advocacy/Organizations: - Earth Day Network - Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (mid-MEAC) - Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) - For Love of Water - Bay Area Recycling for Charities - Life Without Plastic - Plastic Pollution Coalition - Story of Stuff - NASA Climate Change site -  Greenpeace -  Habitat for Humanity -  4Ocean - Climate Change - Sierra Club - Union of Concerned Scientists - Clean Water Campaign for Michigan - 1 Million Women (Climate change) - Keep America Beautiful cigarette butt info - Environmental Protection Agency Earth Day site - EPA tools for education and helping reduce your environmental footprint - Arbor Day (4/27/18) - Authors for Earth Day (A4ED) - NASA Earth Day site - Environmental Action, founded at the first Earth Day in 1970


Plastic Pollution Coalition channel
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Open Your Eyes
Addicted to Plastic 
The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle
Story of Bottled Water 
Story of Stuff - Videos 
Climate Change is about Power

Green products

Consumers: (alternative to plastic for wrapping food) (reusable lunch containers)

For Restaurants:!/Compostables/c/2250074/offset=0&sort=normal   compostables.jpg


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