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E for Environment and Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

"In 1970, the first Earth Day inspired 20 million Americans — at the time, 10% of the total population of the United States — to take to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate against the impacts of 150 years of industrial development which had left a growing legacy of serious human health impacts."  (from The History of Earth Day)

This list contains novels in the eco-fiction genre (fictional tales that reflect important connections, dependencies, and interactions between people and their natural environments) as well as classic nonfiction like Silent Spring by Rachel Carson credited with creating the modern environmetal protection movement.  You'll also find DIY and how-to books to help you live in a more sustainable and environmentally responsible way.


An (Almost) Zero-Waste Life

by Megean Weldon




A Bright Future

by Joshua Goldstein


The Conscious Closet

by Elizabeth Cline


Damnation Spring

by Ash Davidson




The Ecology Book

by Tony Juniper


The End We Start From

by Megan Hunter


Fen, Bog & Swamp

by Annie Proulx


Flight Behavior

by Barbara Kingsolver


Forest Walking

by Peter Wohlleben


The Heartbeat of Trees

by Peter Wohlleben


How Beautiful We Were

by Imbolo Mbue


The Last Beekeeper

by Julie Carrick Dalton




The Overstory

by Richard Powers


Project Hail Mary

by Andy Weir


Recipe for Survival

by Dana Hunnes




Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson




Something New Under the Sun

by Alexandra Kleeman


Under a White Sky

by Elizabeth Kolbert


Walden or a Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau