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Celebrating Sustainability for Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day by learning about practicing sustainability in your home, garden, and life. Check out these titles from the library to educate yourself and your family this Earth Day.

Homegrown & Handmade : A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living by Deborah Niemann.


Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it's packed with answers and solutions to help you rediscover traditional skills, take control of your food from seed to plate, and much more.

This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical, and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a more empowered life.





Living Without Plastic : More Than 100 Easy Swaps for Home, Travel, Dining, Holidays, and Beyond by Brigette Allen and Christine Wong.

Every year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic. These products will never break down and will endlessly pollute our oceans, air, land, and food chain. But the good news is that there are many steps, small and large, we can take to change our plastic-using habits. This illustrated book offers more than 100 suggestions in an accessible visual and gifty package.








Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century : The Complete Guide to Sustainable Living Today by Dick & James Strawbridge.

Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge and his son James. We can all take steps to reduce our carbon footprint. For some, that might mean moving and living off the grid. For the rest of us, the reality might involve smaller, but no less important, lifestyle changes: cutting back on plastic or food waste, foraging wild produce, growing a few vegetables, making your own plant-based milks, or keeping a chicken or two.








Sufficient : A Modern Guide to Sustainable Living by Tom Petherick

Sufficient is a book to inspire, educate and encourage a process of change towards a simple, gentle and sustainable way of living. Many of us want to make a shift in our lives by slowing down and consuming less, embracing artisan foods and championing human-scale organic growing methods as safe, compassionate and pleasurable. This book is a guide to starting that process.









Attainable Sustainable : The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living by Kris Bordessa.

Based on the blog of the same name, "Attainable Sustainable" shows readers how to live a simpler, more self-reliant life. It includes instructions not only for growing and cooking food but also for creating artisanal items for the home as well as navigating the great outdoors.










Fundamentals of Sustainable Living (DVD) by Professor Lonnie A. Gamble.

Learn hands-on strategies for sustainable practices that can help you cut costs, live healthier, and promote a more regenerative world.











Better : The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living by Nicole Caldwell.

Intellectual arguments alone will not sway the dominant paradigm; to be motivated to create change, people must be moved. Art has the power to inform, influence, and inspire. The creative impulse can, quite literally, change the world.

Better explores the intersection of sustainability and art, showing how each of us can reinvent our lives as our greatest artistic achievement.









Earth Day (DVD)

Take a tour around the planet as this comprehensive feature length documentary explores the impact of human existence upon the Earth and what can be done to prevent an ecological disaster. With footage shot around the world, Earth Day both entertains and educates the viewer on the latest global warming and climate change efforts to restore the Earth.

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