Our friends at Random House Academic Marketing have unveiled a “Books for Earth Day” banner and webpage available now for your purusal at www.randomhouse.com/highschool. As you prepare your Earth Day displays and gather your resources to assist your patrons, please keep this site in mind as it offers a pleathora of great titles on subjects like global warming, sustainability, ecology, and conservation.
Here are just a few tips, courtesy of THE GREEN BOOK:
– Don’t ask for ATM receipts. If everyone in the United States refused their receipts, it would save a roll of paper more than two billion feet long, or enough to circle the equator fifteen times!
– Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. You’ll conserve up to five gallons of water per day. Throughout the entire United States, the daily savings could add up to more water than is consumed every day in all of New York City.
– Get a voice-mail service for your home phone. If all answering machines in U.S. homes were replaced by voice-mail services, the annual energy savings would total nearly two billion kilowatt hours. The resulting reduction in air pollution would be equivalent to removing 250,000 cars from the road for a year!