Earth Day 2015

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Red River College will once again be celebrating Earth Day. From April 20-24th, RRC staff and students have the opportunity to participate in learning activities that demonstrate the social, economic, and environmental spirit of sustainability and help you strengthen and renew your commitment to healthy planet living.

At both the Notre Dame Campus and the Roblin Centre, the Library will be participating in the “Sustainable Living EcoFair”:

  • Notre Dame Campus: Monday, April 20, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Roblin Centre: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

You may visit more than ten sustainability booths and enjoy some delicious local foods. Come on down and compete in some rousing sustainability games!

NDC Library Window Display

Check out the “Earth Day” display at the Notre Dame Library. We are featuring many wonderful items from our collection.

The entire list of items in our Window Display is located here: http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

Blue future : protecting water for people and the planet forever

blue futureIn her bestselling books Blue Gold and Blue Covenant, world-renowned water activist Maude Barlow exposed the battle for ownership of our dwindling water supply and the emergence of an international, grassroots-led movement to reclaim water as a public good. Since then, the United Nations has recognized access to water as a basic human right-but there is still much work to be done to stem this growing crisis. In this major new book, Barlow draws on her extensive experience and insight to lay out a set of key principles that show the way forward to what she calls a “water-secure and water-just world.” Not only does she reveal the powerful players even now impeding the recognition of the human right to water, she argues that water must not become a commodity to be bought and sold on the open market. Focusing on solutions, she includes stories of struggle and resistance from marginalized communities, as well as government policies that work for both people and the planet. At a time when climate change has moved to the top of the national agenda and when the stage is being set for unprecedented drought, mass starvation, and the migration of millions of refugees in search of water, Blue Future is an urgent call to preserve our most valuable resource for generations to come.

 

Consumed : food for a finite planet

Consumed-719x1024Sarah travelled the globe to research her new book. In Consumed she reports on the efforts of people—in cities and on farms, from New York to rural India—who are putting together a new way of feeding the world that is resilient to the inevitable shocks that climate change will throw our way. Sarah tells the untold stories of this massive but little known global social movement that is changing all aspects of food. With her eye on the year 2050, Sarah lays out the decade by decade targets we must meet so that by mid-century we can feed ourselves in an ever increasingly turbulent world.

 

Eau Canada : the future of Canada’s water

eaum canadaAs the sustainability of our natural resources is increasingly questioned, Canadians remain stubbornly convinced of the unassailability of our water. Mounting evidence suggests, however, that Canadian water is under threat. Eau Canada assembles the country’s top water experts to discuss our most pressing water issues. Perspectives from a broad range of thinkers – geographers, environmental lawyers, former government officials, aquatic and political scientists, and economists – reflect the diversity of concerns in water management. Arguing that weak governance is at the heart of Canada’s water problems, this timely book identifies our key failings, explores debates over jurisdiction, transboundary waters, exports, and privatization, and maps out solutions for protecting our most important resource.

Get out! : 150 easy ways for kids and grown-ups to get into nature and build a greener future

get outThis book is chock full of fresh ideas for getting kids –and adults– to appreciate nature, get outdoors, and care for the environment. Features chapters on everything from being a green consumer and green eating to choosing an issue and taking a stand.

 

 

 

The mom’s guide to growing your family green : saving the earth begins at home

moms guide“This is an invaluable, user-friendly resource for the regular mom who cares about her family, her home, her community, and the local schools. With tips for home and garden, shopping, travel, school, work, and the community, this is the complete guide to becoming a green mom for the benefit of the whole family as well as the earth.” — Back cover.