Beyond pollution [videodisc] by directed by Barker White — Examines the economic impact and health effects that the disastrous BP oil spill will have on local communities both immediately and long term.
Climate of doubt [videodisc]: the politics of global warming by written by John Hockenberry, Catherine Upin ; directed by Catherine Upin — An examination of the shift in political attitudes towards global warming in the United States.
Collapse [videodisc] — The economic predictions of investigative journalist Michael Ruppert regarding the possible global financial meltdown and major social change that could result if oil dependence continues unabated.
America's neighborhood bats by Merlin D. Tuttle
The bat house builder's handbook by Merlin D. Tuttle, Mark Kiser, Selena Kiser
Bats by M. Brock Fenton
Wildlife heroes: 40 leading conservationists and the animals they are committed to saving by Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken ; with photo editor Sterling Zumbrunn
We can all observe Earth Day this year by educating ourselves about the challenges that face our environment and what we can do about it. Try some of the titles suggested below to get started:
The age of stupid [videodisc] — Pete Postlethwaite stars as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 - when a cataclysmic climate change took place.
Being green is definitely the color to be these days, whether you're a kid or a frog. Kermit the frog from the Muppets is green and even sang a song about it. This fun program for 1st-3rd graders will be all about things that are green, as well as celebrating the coming of spring. Online Registration opens April 4.
Program Date: Monday, April 18, 11:00-11:45AM.
Libraries are the ultimate practitioners of the three Rs of the green lifestyle. Just think of the trees and money you'll save by checking out books from your local library instead of purchasing them, thereby reducing your consumption. And talk about reuse! You can read a book or watch a DVD over and over, then return it to the library for someone else to use. When it comes to recycling, you can donate your old materials to libraries for used book sales.
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Canton Public Library
Acceptable items for recycling are newspapers, magazines, catalogs, school and office paper, shredded paper (in bags) and mail. Please, no cardboard, phonebooks, glass, metal, plastics or trash. Look for the recycling bin in the far southwestern corner of our staff parking lot. For more information, call 734-397-0999
Canton Computers — will recycle or repurpose unwanted computer equipment (excluding CRT monitors). Address: 1765 Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI Phone: 734-981-6600
Canton Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up — Canton residents can properly dispose of waste that is considered toxic, flammable, or corrosive.
Canton Waste Recycling — CWR is open for recycling (plastics, paper, cardboard, tin, glass, oil, paint (limit 5 one gallon containers), antifreeze and batteries) on scheduled Fridays (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) and Saturdays (8:00 AM to 11:00 AM).
Cartridges for Kids — A recycling program that pays schools and nonprofit organizations cash for empty laser and inkjet cartridges, used cellphones, laptops, PDAs and iPods. You can also bring the following items only — empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cellphones — to the Canton Public Library. Simply drop them off at the reception desk and we will ship them to Cartridges for Kids on your behalf.
Save $, Energy, and More
- Alliance to Save Energy — offers information to help you save money, increase comfort, and reduce pollution through energy efficiency
- Canton Farmers Market — a variety of home-grown foods and hand-made goods
- GreenerThinking — environmental articles and tips on how to save the environment and some cash along the way
- RideShare — free carpool and vanpool matching service that links commuters in Michigan
- Unscrew America — information about replacing your old light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs
- Vampire Energy Chart — shows how much energy you use even when your appliances are turned off
Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education - Inspires young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way.
Eco-Labels - This site by Consumer Reports allows consumers to find out what the labels on their favorite green products really mean.
EcoGeek - EcoGeek devotes its pages to exploring the symbiosis between nature and technology.
- buymichigannow.com directory — Look for a variety of products from Michigan based companies
- Dine Green — Find certified green restaurants in Michigan (such as Amici's Pizza in Berkley, MI) and in other states. Restaurant owners can also find out how to become certified
- Door to Door Organics — Local organic vegetables delivered right to your door
- eatwild.com — Find safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy… and other wild edibles near you
- Eco-Friendly Paint — Benjamin Moore's Aura paint meets the toughest VOC rules in the country.