Eco-Justice

Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
$16.99
""UNLESS someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to
get better...It's not."" Long before saving the earth became a global
concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against
mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty. His
classic cautionary tale is now available in an irresistible mini-edition,
perfect for backpack or briefcase, for Arbor Day, Earth Day, and every day.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780394823379
Publication Date: 
1971-08-12
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Earth Day

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$4.99
The kids in Mrs. Connor's class are celebrating Earth Day, and everyone has lots of ideas on how to save the Earth...except Emma. Emma is worried that her ideas are not good enough. With the help of her dad and Mrs. Connor, Emma learns that her small ideas can have big results!
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9781416955351
Publication Date: 
2009-03-10
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Be a Friend to Trees

Be a Friend to Trees
$5.99
Trees are a valuable natural resource. People depend on trees for food, and animals depend on trees for food and shelter. But most important, we depend on trees because they add oxygen, a gas we all need, to the air. While trees give us many wonderful products, we must also protect them because we can't live without them.
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9780064451208
Publication Date: 
1994-01-30
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Earth Day - Hooray

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$5.99

Earth Day is on the way, and Ryan, Luke, and Carly have a plan. If they manage to collect and recycle 5,000 aluminum cans, they can make enough money to buy some beautiful flowers for nearby Gilroy Park.

CAN they do it?

Counting the cans gives Ryan, Luke, and Carly -- along with readers -- a lesson in place value. And facts about recycling throughout the story will help readers understand how important it is to take care of the earth.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780060001292
Publication Date: 
2004-01-20
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Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Loose 5000 Pounds

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$12.95
Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds is a book that is destines to become a movement. Arriving just in time to meet the groundswell of demand created by An Inconvenient Truth, it guides readers through an accessible step-by-step program for personal CO2-reduction that leaves them empowered and inspired at the difference they can make toward the issue of our time.Grounded in over two decades of environmental behavior change research, this illustrated workbook offers readers much more than a to-do list of eco-friendly actions. With practicality and humor, bestselling author and environmental change pioneer David Gershon walks readers through every step of the carbon-reduction process, from calculating their current CO2 footprint to tracking their progress and measuring their impact. By making simple changes to actions they take every day, readers learn how to reduce their annual household CO2 output by at least 15%. And, for those who are more ambitious, there are chapters on how to become carbon neutral and help one's workplace, local schools and community do the same.A recent Yale University study revealed that over three-quarters of Americans not only accept the reality that their lifestyle is contributing to climate change; they believe they have a responsibility to do something about it. Now, with the release of Low Carbon Diet, they have a practical tool to help them succeed.
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9780963032720
Publication Date: 
2007-07-01
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Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue Prudence and the Common Good

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$9.99
The bishops open a new avenue of dialogue in the sometimes convoluted discussions about global warming, offering a distinctively religious and moral perspective on the need for environmental protection.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781574554311
Publication Date: 
2001-07-01
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Praise Be To You Laudato Si On Care For Our Common Home

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$14.95

A gift from God and the common home of humanity, the earth is threatened by man's abuse of his freedom. In his encyclical Praise Be to You (Laudato Si'), Pope Francis challenges all people to praise and thank God for his glorious creation and to work together to safeguard her.

Popes Benedict XVI, John Paul II, and Paul VI addressed key themes regarding stewardship of God's creation, but Francis is the first to devote an entire encyclical to the subject. The encyclical takes its name from Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures, which depicts cre-ation as "a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us." Pope Francis declares, "This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her."

Francis calls for an "integral ecology" based on what Pope Saint John Paul II called an "ecological conversion"--a moral transformation linking the proper response to God for the gift of his creation to concern for justice, espe-cially for the poor. He challenges people to understand ecology in terms of the right ordering of the fundamen-tal relationships of the human person: with God, oneself, other people, and the rest of creation.

Francis examines such ecological concerns as pollu-tion, waste, and what he calls "the throwaway culture." Climate, he insists, is a common good to be protected. He explores notions such as sustainability from a Judeo-Christian perspective. The loss of biodiversity and the unequal distribution of resources, largely caused by the consumerism and excessive individualism of the wealthi-er nations, threaten the good order of creation, he writes. While valuing technology, he rejects efforts to repudiate the natural order, including the moral law inscribed in human nature. He cautions against an overreliance on science to solve ecological problems and emphasizes the need for openness to God.

Expounding the biblical tradition regarding creation and redemption in Christ, Francis stresses man's subordi-nation to God's plan. He insists on the primacy of the human person in creation and rejects treating it as if it were "divine," yet he traces the roots of the ecological crisis to man's self-centeredness and the rise of prac-tical relativism. Without rejecting political changes, he implores people to change their hearts and their ways of life.

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9781621640813
Publication Date: 
2015-08-10
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100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive
$16.95
The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that support bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: pick the right plants for pollinators, protect them from pesticides, and provide abundant blooms throughout the growing season by mixing perennials with herbs and annuals! 100 Plants to Feed the Bees will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers -- anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box -- to protect our pollinators.
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9781612127019
Publication Date: 
2016-11-29
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Neighborwood, Earth Literacy for Kids, Pen Pals 1

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$16.99
Join Lamb and her animal friends as they explore the world around them, make friends with their pen pals, and learn more about Earth and its habitats.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781511560733
Publication Date: 
2015-04-01
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Neighborwood, Earth Literacy for Kids, Pen Pals 2

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$16.99
Join Lamb and the Neighborwood gang for a new adventure with their pen pals, and learn a little more about the world around us.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781507777015
Publication Date: 
2015-01-29
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Our Common Home Visual meditations of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si'

Our Common Home Visual meditations of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si'
$20.00

While reading Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', artist and author Brother Michael O' Neill McGrath was literally inspired to grab stylus in hand and embark on a creative drawing journey that lead him to illustrate some of the pope's most inspirational writings. Most of the art in the book is digital, while some images were taken from Mickey's ever-present sketchbook, all of them highlighted by the impassioned, uplifting, and challenging quotations from Pope Francis. These vivid illustrations help the reader discover and remember the pope's instructional words of wisdom as he speaks of the God-given gifts that surround us, and how we have been mandated to care for creation with all of its beauty and inspiration. Our Common Home invites us to slow down, look around, and remember that all around us has been granted to us and is in our care. It coaxes us to take the time to find some quiet respite from the frantic pace of the world in which we live and ponder what we might do to safeguard that which has been given to us.

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9781584598626
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