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Verkade, Thalia.

5 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Our dependence on cars is damaging our health — and the planet’s. Movement asks radical questions about how we approach the biggest urban problem, reflecting on the apparent successes of Dutch cities.Making our communities safer, cleaner, and greener starts with asking the fundamental question: who do our streets belong to?  Although there have been experiments in decreasing traffic in city...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribe Publications 2022

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Burns, Lawrence D.

Summary: "We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. In the near future, most of us will not own automobiles, but will travel instead in driverless electric vehicles summoned at the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, so that the time we spend in cars can be put to more productive use. We will prevent more than 90 percent of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 388.3 BUR

Summary: Is it too late to rethink our relationship with the automobile? Hosted by University of Alberta professor Brian Fleck, this program investigates recent developments in alternative fuels and car design. In Italy, MIT students Robyn Allen and Anna Jaffe, cofounders of the Vehicle Design Summit, present their prototype-a plug-in hybrid designed for the congested streets of India. Then, Jeremy...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she travels the U.S. making the case for a link between environmental toxins and cancer.

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LIV

Wohlleben, Peter

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "When you walk in the woods, do you use all five senses to explore your surroundings? For most of us, the answer is no--but when we do engage all our senses, a walk in the woods can go from pleasant to immersive and restorative. Forest Walking teaches you how to get the most out of your next adventure by becoming a forest detective, decoding nature's signs and awakening to the ancient past and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greystone Books 2022

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Summary: "THE RELUCTANT RADICAL is an intimate portrait of climate activist Ken Ward. Ken breaks the law as a last resort and with great trepidation, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. The film follows Ken through a series of civil disobedience direct actions, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Cripps, Elizabeth

Summary: Philosopher Elizabeth Cripps approaches climate justice not just as an abstract idea but as something that should motivate us all. Using clear reasoning and poignant examples, starting from irrefutable science and uncontroversial moral rules, she explores our obligations to each other and to the non-human world, unravels the legacy of colonialism and entrenched racism, and makes the case for...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Continuum 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 363.738 CRI

Summary: With hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide, a net worth in the billions, and a dozen brands, General Motors is at the center of the political debate over globalization, the environment, and the future of the U.S. economy. In this program, GM President and CEO Rick Wagoner talks with BBC Chief Washington Correspondent Matt Frei. Topics under discussion include America's unending love...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Crawford, Matthew B.

Summary: A celebration of open-road driving explores the road trip as a technology-threatened but enduring path to human reliance, exploration, and freedom.

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 388.3 CRA

Pêgo, Ana

Summary: "When she was young, biologist Ana Pêgo didn't play in a backyard but on a beach. As she grew older, Ana realized that a new species was becoming more and more common in the sand. She decided to collect the species and give it a name: Plasticus maritimus. She dedicated her life to studying plastic in the oceans and raising awareness of the danger it poses to the health of the planet. Inspired...

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Publisher / Publication Date: David Suzuki Institute/Greystone Kids 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 363.738 PEG

Burcat, Joel R.

Summary: "A psychotic coal mine operator and cynical neighbors with an anti-mining agenda fight out a strip mine permit battle. Mike Jacobs, a 28-year old environmental prosecutor with Pennsylvania's environmental agency, DEP, is caught between the warring factions, but is ordered to "babysit" the case. All Mike wants to do is to protect the environment and neighbors from certain harm as a result of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Publisher Page, an imprint of Headline Books, Inc. 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Kallipoliti, Lydia

Summary: From the space program to countercultural architectural groups experimenting with autonomous living, The Architecture of Closed Worlds documents a disciplinary transformation and the rise of a new environmental consciousness. It presents an archive of 39 prototypes from 1928 to the present, creating a genealogy of closed-resource structures. These include the FNRS Balloon (1931), Aqualung...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lars Müller 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 720 KAL

Hood, Susan

Summary: This collection of brilliant, lyrical nonfiction poems with bright, colorful illustrations highlights the threat of plastic and the kids who are fighting for change to save our planet.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 628.4 HOO

Burcat, Joel R.

Summary: " Fracking for natural gas has turned deadly in Bradford County, Pa., and not only is the water contaminated, but people are dying. Round-the-clock operations conducted by Yukon Oil and Gas may have poisoned a residential well and threatened a town's water supply. Who is contaminating water wells in Bradford County? Why are contractors disappearing? Mike Jacobs, a 29-year old impassioned...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Publisher Page, an imprint of Headline Books, Inc. 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Summary: Volvo's ReCharge hybrid car has an electric motor in each of its wheels, helping to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide created when being driven. But a car's performance on the road is only one part of its overall green rating. With the ReCharge serving as an example, this program shows how Life Cycle Assessment is employed to evaluate the environmental impact of manufactured goods-from their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Kim, Eun-ju

Summary: We all know plastic use is a big problem, but when did we start using plastic? And why? Start a journey through the life cycle of plastic to learn how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and some ideas for what we can do about it. Here's the whole story about plastic- filled with information to empower...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribble 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.72 KIM

Lappé, Frances Moore.

Summary: Argues that the biggest challenge to survival is faulty thinking about the environmental crises that are affecting the planet and offers "thought leaps" that will transform one's eco-mind.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.28 LAP

Brorby, Taylor

Summary: "From a young, gay environmentalist, a searing coming-of-age memoir set against the arid landscape of rural North Dakota, where homosexuality "seems akin to a ticking bomb." "I am a child of the American West, a landscape so rich and wide that my culture trembles with terror before its power." So begins Taylor Brorby's Boys and Oil, a haunting, bracingly honest memoir about growing up gay...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W. W. Norton & Company 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRORBY, TAYLOR BRO

Summary: Lisa convinces the locals to clean up the polluted Lake Springfield after a crowd of fans sink the Green Day concert stage. Meanwhile, Homer saves a pig from being killed in Krusty Burger and adopts it, calling the animal Spider Pig. After two days, Spider Pig fills up a silo with its excrement and not knowing what else to do, Homer dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. The angry population...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY SIM

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SIM

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD S

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD SIM RATED PG-13

Lourie, Bruce.

Summary: There are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce today, including hormone-disrupting phthalates and air pollutants. Smith and Lourie prove how easily our bodies absorb these chemicals from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we smear on our skin-- day after day. Then they give us the good news about what is in our control and the steps we can take for reducing our toxic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 LOU

Summary: Among the largest, most pristine areas of tropical woodland on the planet, the Congo Basin forests could easily fall prey to shortsighted and exploitative commercial interests. This program looks at sustainable lumber production initiatives taking root in the region, with a focus on cutting-edge forestry management as well as economic growth through increased cooperation between local...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Schlossberg, Tatiana

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "As we become a more digital society, the gains that have been made for the environment by moving toward a paperless world with more and more efficient devices will soon be or already have been offset by the number of devices in our lives that are always using energy. But many don't think about the impact on the environment of the "Internet of things." Whether it's a microwave connected to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.7 SCH

Daynes, Katie

Summary: Why is there so much plastic in the world? How does it help us? What's the problem and how can we solve it? These are just some of the 60+ questions answered in this timely and topical book. The facts are presented in a friendly and quirky way, helping kids to understand this global predicament and inspiring them to be part of the solution.

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Publisher / Publication Date: EDC Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 363.7 DAY

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Set Lift Flap 363.728 Daynes 2019

Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: "A magnificent species whose survival is inextricably tied to the survival of the planet In what he calls "the most important environmental writing" in his long and award-winning career, best-selling author and journalist Mark Kurlansky recounts the sobering history of salmon and their perilous future. Kurlansky employs his signature multicentury storytelling and compelling attention to detail...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 639.3 Kurlansky 2020

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