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Earth Day is April 22

By Merrill Stein and Kristyna Carroll

What you can do: Consider our planet today.  Consider the Villanova Commitment to Sustainability.  Find out what you can do to make a difference.  Learn how to be green in a billion ways or learn how even Olympic athletes are being green.  Follow the Earth Day Network on Facebook.

Lobby for environmental protection by contacting your representatives in Congress.  Support green companies and products while also protecting the environment by being a green shopper.

Library resources: Find inspiration with our many DVDs related to the environment or with some classic environmental literature.

Databases:

Learn about some famous tri-state area environmentalists, such as Rachel Carson in the Biography in Context database.

Follow the history of Earth Day in the Historical New York Times and ProQuest Newspapers databases.  Read about the development of  U.S. environmental policy  in the America: History and Life , CQ Electronic Library and Congressional (Lexis Nexis) databases.  For instance, learn more about Disappearing Forests from CQ Global Researcher.

Try looking in the Pollution Abstracts database for information about flex-fuels, biological diversity and water quality.

Remember our planet to keep it well.

 

 

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