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Jiménez, Vita

Summary: Every day we throw things away, but is everything we throw out really garbage? Can it be reused or made into something different? Learn how to "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" in this catchy song from the Me, My Friends, My Community series.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: Elmo and his beloved blue blanket are inseparable. When Oscar carelessly tosses the fuzzy blanket into his trash can, Elmo dives in after it. He is suddenly plunged into Grouchland - the land of Grouches, stinky garbage and the greedy Huxley who hasn't learned how to share.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SES

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: J DVD Movie Elmo 1999

Tilmont, Amy.

Summary: "This book looks at the waste products humans create and how they affect the environment. Young readers learn why what you don't see can hurt you...and also understand the innovative steps they can take now and in the future to make a difference in meeting the challenges posed by the planet's garbage crisis"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norwood House Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Murray, Julie

Summary: Little readers can learn about a vehicle they see every day while strengthening reading skill. Complete with colorful and fun photographs that match the text, a picture glossary, and a fun "Parts of an Garbage Truck" page.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Kids 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR GREEN MUR

Flynn, Riley

Summary: Describes the sanitation industry, discussing everything from landfills to how waste is now recycled.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press a capstone imprint 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Day, Nick (Nicholas)

Summary: "Sylvia Samantha Wright is very good at finding--she just doesn't know exactly what all her 'junk' is good for, not yet at least. But when completely ridiculous disaster strikes, she springs into action and uses her junk to create solutions to the town's troubles"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DAY

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DAY

Mulder, Michelle

Summary: "Humans have always generated garbage, whether it's a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. [This book] digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.7 MUL

Showers, Paul.

Summary: Explains how people create too much waste and how waste is now recycled and put into landfills.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTrophy 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE LET

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: P-J Basket SHO

Stilton, Geronimo

Summary: Geronimo and his friend Hercule Poirat venture into the sewers to find the origin of the horrible stink that is driving all the mice away from New Mouse City--and learn an important lesson about recycling.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2020

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Meister, Cari.

Summary: "This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the parts of a garbage truck and different kinds of trucks used to collect trash"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jump 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: According to some environmental experts, the air inside our homes and offices could be more polluted than the outdoor air in the largest cities. Radon, mold, household cleaning products, and secondhand smoke are only a few elements that may pose health risks. This program examines the issue in detail and illustrates ways to improve indoor air quality. Case studies include a nonsmoker diagnosed...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Brooklyn based artist Vik Muniz grew up poor in Brazil. This film follows him as he returns to Rio de Janeiro, specifically to Jardim Gramacho, or "Garbage Garden." The world's largest landfill, it receives 7,000 tons daily, an astonishing 70% of all Rio's garbage. "We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials," says Tião, a catadore, or trash picker who thinks of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Almega Projects 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAS

Summary: The tremolite asbestos-tainted vermiculite from Zonolite Mountain has spread its lethal legacy well beyond Montana and the town of Libby, where it was mined and milled for decades: over the years, 236 cities in 42 states received billions of pounds of it to be processed into a range of consumer products. This ABC News program focuses on trouble spots in Michigan, New Jersey, and Colorado. With...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Much of what is known about the environmental disaster in Libby, Montana, has been due to the unflagging efforts of residents Les Skramstad, U.S. attorney for Montana, and Gayla Benefield. In this ABC News program, these determined individuals are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Andrew Schneider; Drs. Brad Black and Alan Whitehouse, of Libby's Center for Asbestos-Related...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The strategic key to the American Revolution, a vital transportation artery for a fledgling nation, and an enduring source of spiritual and artistic inspiration, the Hudson River is a true American icon. This Bill Moyers program focuses on the seminal role the Hudson has played in the development of America's culture, literature, art, economy, industry, and ideology. Interviews with historian...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot finds a new purpose in life. With only a cockroach for a friend, he finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY WAL

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD WAL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WAL RATED G

Rathje, William L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.728 RAT

Royte, Elizabeth.

Summary: Follows the journey of American trash from the garbage can to the dump, the recycling center, and elsewhere, speaking to experts on varied aspects of garbage--odor chemists, conservation scientists, CEOs, and others; examining the impact of consumption on the environment; and exploring options for change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.728 ROY

Summary: The Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa peoples live along northern California's Klamath River, and each tribe's ancient culture revolves around the majestic Pacific salmon. Today, four large hydroelectric dams have made salmon extinction a real and frightening possibility. This case study follows tribal members as they confront the owners of the dams-specifically, a global energy giant in Scotland which...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Called "the rainforests of the sea," the world's coral reefs are home to millions of species. But these underwater ecosystems are in grave danger. This program travels to Chumbe Island Coral Park, Zanzibar; Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania; and Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt, to study the fragile ecology and amazing biodiversity of coral reefs-and the impacts of tourism, pollution,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: After surviving an emergency crash-landing, Dr. Sam Chao resolved to do something that would make a difference in the world. This award-winning program follows the outcome of his resolution: ECO, the Ecological Conservancy Outreach fund. Donating his life savings to the project, Dr. Chao enlists his childhood friend, Dr. Larry Wang, to clean up the Yangtze River and its tributaries, ravaged by...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Latham, Donna.

Summary: Introduces waste and recycling, examines the effectiveness of recycling, and uses projects to investigate the world of trash.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.728 LAT

Lindeen, Mary

Summary: Abby and Elmo learn how to keep the Earth clean by properly disposing of litter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: As fresh water sources dwindle in the arid American Southwest, California faces growing difficulty in managing and sustaining its irrigation infrastructure. This program analyzes the multifaceted problem, sifting through environmental and political factors and assessing a number of potential solutions. Beginning its fact-finding tour at the Water Education Foundation in Sacramento, the film...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

View online at AVOD

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