Environment Week and Edmonton Public Library

Using a library is great for you and the environment. Your free Edmonton Public Library (EPL) card gives you access to over 6.5 million resources in their hard copy and digital collections. Plus, using a library is in itself eco-friendly. Instead of each person buying their own copy of a book and then putting it on their shelves, many people can borrow the same copy, reducing the overall number of copies that need to be printed.

Looking for a few books to read over Environment Week? Check out these titles, which all happen to be available at EPL!


  • Berenstain, J., & Berenstain, M. (2013). The Berenstain Bears go green. New York: Harper Festival.
  • Cole, J., & Degen, B. (2010). The magic school bus and the climate challenge. New York: Scholastic Press.
  • Dalgleish, S. (2003). Saving water. Philadelphia: Chelsea House.
  • Walsh, M. (2010). My green day: 10 green things I can do today. London: Walker.


  • Sivertsen, L., & Sivertsen, T. (2008). Generation green: The ultimate teen guide to living an eco-friendly life. New York: Simon Pulse.
  • Savedge, J. (2009). The green teen: The eco-friendly teen’s guide to saving the planet. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society.

*Although these books are aimed at teens, many of the concepts and activities are also engaging for adults..


  • Deacon, G. (2008). Green for life: 200 simple eco-ideas for every day. Toronto: Penguin Canada.
  • Loux, R. (2008). Easy green living: The ultimate guide to simple, eco-friendly choices for you and your home. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale.
  • Suzuki, D., & Hanington, I. (2012). Everything under the sun: Toward a brighter future on a small blue planet. Vancouver: Greystone Books.
  • Vasil, A. (2009). Ecoholic home: The greenest, cleanest and most energy-efficient information under one (Canadian) roof. Toronto: Vintage Canada

This is a suggested reading list only, and we do not endorse any of the authors, publishers, ideas, or books listed above. We do not receive sponsorship in any form for posting books to this list.


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