By Deidre Beltran del Rio , Chelan Library
Why Earth Day? Simply answered, to draw attention to the condition of the environment!
From space the earth has been described as a ”sparkling blue and white gem”, both beautiful and fragile. Earth Day is a purposeful opportunity to pause, reflect, and renew a deeper connection with our unique home. And to share that appreciation with our children!
How can you celebrate? You may not be able to physically attend Earth Day fairs, but how about a virtual fair? Why not explore as a family NCW libraries resources and learn the significance of climate change, how to reduce waste, how humans impact the environment, and how beautiful life on earth is.
Get Outside! Explore! Learn!
Check out a Nature Backpack with everything needed to explore nature including binoculars, maps, and guides. Or explore local trailheads and State Parks with a WA Discover Pass.
Get Down and Dirty in the Garden
Compost, plant trees, grow gardens, and eat what you grow
Composting Basics, by Eric Ebeling (print, ebook)
Climate-Wise Landscaping, by Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt (print)
Grow Food for Free, by Huw Richards (print, ebook, eaudio )
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds by Katrina Blair (ebook)
The Seed Underground, by Janisse Ray (print)
Learn About Your Carbon Footprint
What is your carbon Footprint? How can you be a conscious consumer?
Love the Earth, by Mel Hammond (print)
Cooking Green: Reducing your carbon footprint in the kitchen, by Kate Heyhoe (print)
Ecothrifty : Cheaper, greener choices for a happier, healthier life, by Deborah Niemann (print)
Earth Day Recycled Sculptures and Projects
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:00 PM
Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
The Waste Cycle : a look at what we use and trash every day, by Erica Fyvie (print)
Touch the Earth, by Julian Lennon (print, ebook)
The craft-a-Day Book : 30 projects to make with recycled materials, by Kari Cornell (print)
Documentaries to stream on Kanopy, & Hoopla
From NCW libraries, Happy Earth Day!