April 22nd is Earth Day: Spend some time in the Libraries!

Libraries Earth Day Post

It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.”   
~ Dalai Lama 

Whether you browse in person or browse online,  visit the Libraries to view a broad selection of books on the subjects of the environment, activism and Earth Day, including “The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation.”  For more:

Our campus is perpetually ready for Earth Day, having long been involved in the thoughtful stewardship of resources. For more:

The Libraries support campus green initiatives, and Earth Day, in a number of ways, including “upcycling” of the campus community’s neglected and unwanted books.   Two programs, the free paperback exchange and the ever-popular fall Book Sale, match donated books with new owners!  For more:

And after all that learning, take an Earth Day minute or two to enjoy a few quotes, ponder an eloquent poem and even participate in an online quiz. . .

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… do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth.  ~ Dave Foreman 
The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. ~ Gaylord Nelson, former governor of Wisconsin
I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.  ~Darryl Cherney
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.  ~ Marshall McLuhan, 1964    
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  ~Native American proverb 


Fun Links from the “Holiday Spot” . . .

      History of Earth Day      Take an Earth Day Quiz     Some Celebration Ideas

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 Earth Day

by Jane Yolen

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.

 Best wishes for Earth Day – thank you for visiting the  Libraries!

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