Reading Riot: Become an Eco-Warrior

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With Earth Day approaching, now’s a great time to take steps to protect this planet we all call home. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference. Here are a few ideas to help you go green and you can check out more Earth Day Tips here.

  • Plant a tree
  • Join a community clean-up
  • Ride your bike or carpool whenever possible
  • Recycle paper, plastic and glass
  • Use reusable bottles for water instead of disposable plastic bottles

And, of course, you can read up on environmental protection in books from our young adult fiction and non-fiction collection. Read on, become an eco-warrior and make every day Earth Day!

They Came From Below by Blake NelsonBook Cover with yellow sneakers
While vacationing on Cape Cod, best friends Emily and Reese meet two unbelievably adorable guys who are just too cute to be true. Which, they soon discover, may be the case. Summoned from the depths of the sea, friendly aliens Steve and Dave have come ashore in a last ditch effort to stop global pollution and save the oceans.

The Crazy Things Girls do for Love by Dyan Sheldon
Three totally opposite high school girls compete for the attention of gorgeous new student Cody Lightfoot. But all Cody seems to care about is the uncool Environmental Club. So popular Sicilee, arty Maya, and antisocial Waneeda risk their reputations by joining the Club and each finds a new way of looking at the world.

Generation Green: the Ultimate Teen Guide to living an eco-friendly life provides information on issues such as global warming and overflowing landfills; offers tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way; and shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of life.Book Cover with students

Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines provides a summary of today’s environmental challenges. It counsels teens on how to decode conflicting information, identify bias and vet sources while zeroing in on the environmental movement.

∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library

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