Staff Review – We Are the Ark by Mary Reynolds

WE ARE THE ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature with Acts of RestorativeKindness, by Mary Reynolds, illustrations by Ruth Evans. ARK stands for Acts of Restorative Kindness, a grassroots movement started by the author, a “reformed” internationally acclaimed landscape designer. As she describes it, “an ARK is a resorted native ecosystem”. It’s a... Continue Reading →

Staff Review – The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World by Oliver Milman

Milman details the frightening decline of insects in this book citing the UN assessment and other dire warnings that half a million insect species are under threat of extinction. Without intervention, moretracts of land will become biodiversity desserts and the whole chain of life will be disrupted and endangered, from the disappearance of insect-eating birds... Continue Reading →

Staff Review – Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food and a Green New DealBy Ronnie Cummins

The author is the founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a non-profit, US-based network dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and regenerative system of food, farming, and commerce. His book outlines a path that moves from degeneration of the land through destructive food, agriculture and land use practices... Continue Reading →

Raising Earth-Friendly Kids

Parents today are understandably concerned with raising children who care about the planet. There are many ways to teach them to protect their immediate surroundings, and more importantly, planet Earth!  A great approach is through books. Countless children’s books at the Thunder Bay Public Library offer meaningful information about saving the planet by exploring topics... Continue Reading →

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