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