International Mother Earth Day is a great day to look at nonfiction books helping the planet. The day is celebrated every year on April 22nd to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and promoting sustainable living. It was first observed in 1970 in the United States, and was later recognised as a global event by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009.
The purpose of International Mother Earth Day is to encourage people to take action to protect the planet and its natural resources, and to promote sustainable development. This includes initiatives such as reducing carbon emissions, conserving biodiversity, and promoting renewable energy sources. The day also aims to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on the planet, and to encourage people to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and promote environmental sustainability.
International Mother Earth Day nonfiction books:
Here are some nonfiction books that focus on environmental sustainability and would be great reads for International Mother Earth Day:
- “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson. A classic environmental book that helped launch the modern environmental movement. Carson’s book exposed the dangers of pesticide use and their impact on the environment.
- “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert. This book examines the impact of human activity on the environment and the resulting loss of biodiversity. Not to mention exploring the possibility of a sixth mass extinction.
- “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate” by Naomi Klein. A book that argues that addressing climate change requires fundamental changes to our economic and political systems.
- “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” by David Wallace-Wells. This book explores the potential consequences of climate change on the planet and the human race. Also, it argues that we need to take immediate action to address the issue.
- “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. This book explores the interconnectedness of trees and the role they play in the health of our planet.
- “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” edited by Paul Hawken. This book outlines a comprehensive plan for reducing carbon emissions and reversing the effects of climate change.
These books offer valuable insights into the state of our planet and the actions we can take to protect it. Don’t forget to check out the conversation with 1,001 Voices on Climate Change Devi Lockwood.