We aim to raise environmental awareness one fascinating book at a time! Go Green Reads is offered through a collaboration between Go Green Northfield, Go Green Wilmette, and Go Green Winnetka in partnership with The Book Stall and the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District.
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Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
Secondhand delves into the vast, multibillion-dollar, worldwide industry that resells used stuff. Author Adam Minter follows the trail of objects from the closets, garages, and storage units of Middle America to epic used-goods markets around the world. The book takes the reader through the often painful and heartbreaking process of cleaning out a lifetime’s worth of possessions—and shows that used stuff still has an important place in a world that values the new and shiny. Used items entertain us, make fortunes, fulfill needs, and transform the way we live and work.
In-Person Author Visit
Join us for a special in-person discussion with Jon Grand and local author Laurie Lawlor, at The Book Stall. Laurie’s book, Restoring Prairie, Woods, and Pond: How a Small Trail Can Make a Big Difference, is about something near and dear to our hearts – activism at the community level. It tells the story of how a small village in southeastern Wisconsin has transformed an eight-acre, municipally-owned dumping ground and wasteland into a nature trail with three distinct ecosystems.
A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds
Pulitzer Prize finalist and master storyteller Scott Weidensaul explores the science and wonder of global bird migration in A World on the Wing, bringing to life the extraordinary navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross oceans, fly over mountains, and remain in unbroken flight for months at a time.
The Tragedy of the Commons
The Tragedy of the Commons explains individuals' tendencies to make decisions based on their personal needs and self-interest, regardless of the negative impact they may have on others.
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Paddling to Winter:
A Couple's Wilderness Journey from Lake Superior to the Canadian North
Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Now Is the Time For Trees: Make an Impact by Planting the World's Most Valuable Resource
Bright Green Future: How Everyday Heroes Are Re-Imagining How We Feed, Power, and Build Our World
Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save our Wild Places, by Julian Hoffman
The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times, by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams with Gail Hudson
The Myth and Mystery of Ground Water
by Jon Grand
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
by Katharine Hayhoe
The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World
by Amanda Little
Join us for a special Go Green Reads session when Amanda Little will lead a discussion of her book, The Fate of Food, a fascinating story of the sustainable food revolution and winner of the 2019 Nautilus Book Award.
Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
by Douglas W. Tallamy
Forever Open, Clear, and Free: The Struggle for Chicago’s Lakefront
by Lois Wille
by Diana Rodgers, RD and Robb Wolf