Happy Earth Day!

Generation Us

earth day logoOn April 22nd, countries all around the world celebrate Earth Day as a time to promote greener living and stand up for our environment. Here’s some information from the official Earth Day Network website:

“Today is finally Earth Day! Today, over one billion people in 192 countries—from Zimbabwe to Albania to Indonesia—take action to protect the planet. They organize demonstrations, contact their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their communities, demand renewable energy targets, and much more. This year’s theme is Green Cities.”

– See more at: http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/22/its-earth-day#sthash.1CgdHGUs.dpuf

Or visit the official Earth Day Canada website for Canada-specific info.
At Orca, we have an extensive list of environmental-themed books for all ages that will inform and inspire kids to take action.

Orca Footprints 

Every Last DropKids today inhabit a world full of complex—and often mystifying—environmental issues. This Earth Day, help kids take action towards improving the planet with books in the Orca Footprints series. Each title offers well-researched, simply-expressed information and powerful images to help kids answer questions about the state of the natural world. Topics include food production, water conservation, cycling and sustainable energy.

Praise for Series:

“These books feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives. Inviting choices for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens.”

—School Library Journal

 Praise for Every Last Drop by Michelle Mulder (new addition to the series!)

“Mulder is honest about the emergency unfolding around this precious resource, and though the situation is fairly dire, she empowers her readers by offering feasible suggestions that individuals can use to improve things. And like raindrops falling into a collection barrel, each and every single conscientious action adds up. An excellent resource on the topic.”

starred review in School Library Journal

Interested in seeing our full list of titles with green or environmental themes? Visit our dedicated Pinterest board.

 

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