Please stop by the 4th Floor Focus Collection Area (middle of the central corridor – near elevators C&D) of the Main Library to see a curated collection of titles that highlight the celebration of Earth Day 2023. Founded in 1970, Earth Day continues to remind people of our shared planet and our connections to one another. Check out this list of titles and see different ways people from around the world have encountered our world and responded to the challenges of sustaining it and creating opportunities for future generations of all species. Feel free to take a book from the display to check out at the 1st floor service desk. There are many more books on the environment, sustainability, planning, governance and related titles in the UI Libraries collection (InfoHawk+). If you find a book you like you may also want to browse the stacks to see related titles.
For a local take, visit Caroline Gaske’s 2020 article, “Old Gold: Remembering Iowa’s First Earth Day, 50 Years Later“
For more ways to connect with Earth Day at the University of Iowa, see the Office of Sustainability’s Earth Month 2023 calendar of events.
Contact Brett Cloyd for questions about this collection or for research help related to these topics.