This April 22nd marks the 46th Earth Day celebration, a day when we celebrate the birth of the modern environmentalist movement. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans attended rallies and protests to demonstrate their support for the environment and speak out against its destruction through oil spills, pollution, animal extinction, and wilderness destruction.
The current Earth Day theme is Trees for the Earth. The goal is to plant 7.8 billion trees around the world by the 50th Earth Day anniversary in 2020.
This year the Earth Day Network is asking college students to spread the word about environmental issues by participating in the Billion Acts of Green® campaign. You can read more about this campaign and learn how you can help here: http://www.earthday.org/campaigns/education/mobilizeu/
How do you celebrate Earth Day?
Earth Day electronic resources at the Clayton State Library:
*off-campus users will have to authenticate with CSU network credentials
BioOne – BioOne is the product of collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector and aggregates more than 40 full-text research journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.
Environment Complete – Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
Environmental Science Collection – Environmental Science Collection (ProQuest) contains environmental science related articles, figures and tables, environmental impact statements, and the entire range of citations from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM).
Garden, Landscape, & Horticulture Index – Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index provides access to articles about gardens and plants, including topics such as horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy. A highlight of the database is its focus on environmentally sustainable horticultural and design practices.
GreenFILE – GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for a few selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.