Environmental Wins

It seems like environmentalists never take a win, but here’s a positive story to kick off Earth Day. One of the big pushes for clean energy is wind turbines. Iowa has been a leader in the Wind Energy Industry. Kirkwood has been helping lead the way.

Remember to Recycle

Do you know everything you can recycle just by dropping them in the blue Kirkwood yardies distributed around campus? Check out the information about the program, including a list of what can go in those familiar containers:

Check out these books on ecology related titles that the library has added in the last year. We have them on our Earth Day display in the library. Stop by before the end of April to see it.

Children’s Literature

The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 304.209 R651w

Adult Books

Cover of BuzzAmity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold, Call Number: 363.73 G871a

Antarctica: No Single Country – No Single Sea by Creina Bond and Roy Siegfried, Call Number: 998 B711a

Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North by Mark C. Serreze, Call Number: 577.27 S488b

Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises by Jeremy B.C. Jackson and Steve Chapple, Call Number: 363.7 J132b

Butterflies of the World by Adrian Hoskins, Call Number: 595.789 H826b

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hansen, Call Number: 595.79 H251b

Car Wars: The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of the Electric Car by John J. Fialka, Call Number: 338.4 F438c

Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift, Call Number: 639.56 S977c

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, and Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier, Call Number: 658.3 B942c

Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink by Irus Braverman, Call Number: 577.7 B826c

The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 by Kathryn Gillespie, Call Number: 179.3 G478c

Desert Rivers: From Lush Headwaters to Sonoran Sands by Peter Aleshire, Call Number: 979.1 A371d

Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future by Mark Hertsgaard, Call Number: 363.7 H575e

Endangered Species by Jan A. Randall, Call Number: 578.68 R188e

Energy: A Human History by Richard Rhodes, Call Number: 333.79 R477e
NOTE: Illustrates how wood gave way to coal and coal made room for oil, as coal and oil are now making room for natural gas, renewable energy, and nuclear power. Looking back on 5 centuries of progress.

Growing a Sustainable City? The Question of Urban Agriculture by Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall, Call Number: 630.917 R788g

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston, Call Number: 614.57 P939h
NOTE: Just new copy, not new edition.

Life in the Cold: An Introduction to Winter Ecology (4th ed.) by Peter J. marchand, Call Number: 578.42 m315L

Living Green: Your Questions Answered by Amy Hackney Blackwell, Call Number: 640 H123L

Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change by Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Call Number: 616.9 P527L

Cover of Car WarsNature and Young Children: Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments (3rd ed.) by Ruth Wilson, Call Number; 372.35 W752n

Off the Grid: My Ride from Louisiana to the Panama Canal in an Electric Car by Randy Denmom, Call Number: 917.204 D397o

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution: High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers by Andrew Mefferd, Call Number: 631.581 M495o

Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of Our Synthetic World by Jack Buffington, Call Number: 363.738 B929p

The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark, Call Number: 363.6 C592p

The Psychology of Climate Change by Geoffrey Beattie and Laura McGuire, Call Number: 155.9 B369p

Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Sorting Out the Recycling System by Beth Porter, Call Number: 363.72 P844r

Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century by Bruce Usher, Call Number: 333.794 U851r

Return of the Wolf: Conflict and Coexistence by Paula Wild, Call Number: 599.773 W668r

Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge by Susan Hand Shetterly, Call Number: 579.8 S554s

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes, Edited by Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen, Call Number: 746.92 S529s

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson, Call Number: 599.5 P995s

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein, Call Number: 363.738 K644t

This is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves, and Hurricanes Are Converging on America by Jeff Nesbit, Call Number: 363.7 N458t

Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future by Daniel Sperling, Call Number: 388.342 S749th

Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food by Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak, Call Number: 664 R768t

Cover of Your Water FootprintUnderstanding Animal Behavior by Rory Putman, Call Number: 591.5 P988u

Wear No Evil: How to Change the World With Your Wardrobe by Greta Eagan, Call Number: 746.92 E115w

What We Know About Climate Change (Updated Edition) by Kerry Emanuel, Call Number: 363.738 E531w

Wind Energy for the Rest of Us: A Comprehensive Guide to Wind Power and How to Use It by Paul Gipe, Call Number: 621.31 G514w

Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products by Stephen Leahy, Call Number: 333.91 L434y

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