50th Anniversary of Earth Day is 4/22/2020

By Candice Chaplin | February 12 2020 | NonfictionPromo Opportunity

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet.

The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognizes as the planet’s largest civic event.

For its 50th anniversary this year, the theme is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as this year’s most pressing topic.

The titles below are heavily climate-focused, but also include environmental classics and those that focus on the appreciation of our natural world.

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The Invention of Nature
Alexander von Humboldt's New World
9780345806291
The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world, and in the process created modern environmentalism.
$20.00 US
Oct 04, 2016
Paperback
Vintage
US, Canada, Open Mkt

How to Give Up Plastic
A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time
9780143134336
An accessible guide to the changes we can all make--small and large--to rid our lives of disposable plastic and clean up the world's oceans.
$15.00 US
Jul 16, 2019
Paperback
Penguin Books
US,OpnMkt(no EU/CAN)

Climate
A New Story
9781623172480
Flipping the script on climate change, Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction
$19.95 US
Sep 18, 2018
Paperback
North Atlantic Books
World

Where the Water Goes
Life and Death Along the Colorado River
9780735216099
A brilliant, eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes
$16.00 US
Apr 10, 2018
Paperback
Riverhead Books
World

Love Letter to the Earth
9781937006389
The world-renowned Zen monk argues for a more mindful, spiritual approach to environmental protection and activism—one that recognizes people and planet as one and the same   While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point. He believes that we need to move beyond the concept of the “environment,” as it leads people to experience themselves and Earth as two separate entities and to see the planet only in terms of what it can do for them. Thich Nhat Hanh points to the lack of meaning and connection in peoples’ lives as being the cause of our addiction to consumerism. He deems it vital that we recognize and respond to the stress we are putting on the Earth if civilization is to survive. Rejecting the conventional economic approach, Nhat Hanh shows that mindfulness and a spiritual revolution are needed to protect nature and limit climate change. Love Letter to the Earth is a hopeful book that gives us a path to follow by showing that change is possible only with the recognition that people and the planet are ultimately one and the same.
$14.95 US
Jun 17, 2013
Paperback
Parallax Press
World