Earth Day at 40

Some “green” reads to remind us that Earth Day is not just an excuse to make green cupcakes or watch movie stars on the National Mall…

Michael Pollan’s piece two years ago in the New York Times magazine is worth a look…
http://www.michaelpollan.com/article.php?id=92

Elizabeth Kolbert’s Field Notes from a Catastrophe sent out a warning in 2006; is anyone listening yet?

Need a little humor with your environmental friendly reading? Carl Hiaasen’s Hoot about an endangered miniature owls is fun with a lesson.

More inspiration? Watch The Ballad of Thoreau http://www.earthdaytv.net/

Better yet – read Waldon (first published in 1854)

“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.”                                                Barbara Ward, Only One Earth, 1972