Earth Day 2022

Annually held on April 22, Earth Day encourages people to show their support for protecting the environment. 'Invest in Our Planet' is the official theme for 2022. Here are eight books that will inspire and educate you on Earth Day 2022.

'Silent Spring' by Rachel Carson

Often cited as a cornerstone of the environmental movement, it focuses on the devastating effects of chemical pesticides on humans and the environment, in particular DDT.

'My First Summer in the Sierra' by John Muir 

As a young man, Muir spent summers in California's Central Valley herding sheep. Muir's lifelong love of the environment and desire to safeguard the planet's natural splendour were inspired by his personal encounters with nature.

'What We Know about Climate Change' by Kerry Emanuel 

If you want to learn the fundamentals of climate science, this is the book for you. An honest and straightforward account of how human activity has contributed to global warming and greenhouse gas emissions is presented.

​'One Tree' by Green Start

Eco-friendly inks were used to print this kid's book, which is made up of 98% recycled materials. It describes all the wonderful things a tree can do, like providing a safe haven for baby birds and sustenance for hungry bugs.

​'The Conscious Closet' by Elizabeth Cline

To address the environmental impact of the fashion industry, the authors of this book have developed a comprehensive blueprint for making sustainable, humane clothing choices.

'The Lorax' by Dr. Seuss

To stop the consumer industry from cutting down trees for profit, the Lorax, a fuzzy orange environmental crusader from Dr. Seuss, convinces the Once-ler in his beloved tale.

​'One Earth' by Anuradha Rao

Rao travels around the world in this book, interviewing and researching people from all walks of life. She uses the stories of activists who identify as people of colour to highlight the importance of bridging the gap between environmental concerns and cultural sensibilities.

'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster' by Bill Gates

Gates offers a comprehensive strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that draws on his expertise in both technology and climate change research that he has been conducting for more than a decade.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, by David Wallace-Wells

Not for the faint of heart, but an essential read if you want to gain a full understanding of the enormous problems we're up against. Take Wallace-Wells' advice to heart and put it into action.

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, by Greta Thunberg

"One of our planet's greatest advocates," President Barack Obama called her, and her call to action against climate change has inspired every generation to pay attention to the problem.