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March 11, 2011 > Tri-City Ecology Center makes book donations

Tri-City Ecology Center makes book donations

Submitted By Gail Blalock

The Tri-City Ecology Center (TCEC) recently made its 38th annual book and DVD donation to County libraries in the Tri-City area. This year there are 19 titles for each library - eleven in the children/juvenile category and eight for adults. There is also one DVD, "Dirt! The Movie."

The book donation for adults includes several titles by much-acclaimed authors. They are: "Earth" by Bill McKibben, founder of; "The World is Blue" by oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer in Residence Sylvia Earle; and "The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard, consumer activist and one of Time Magazine's 2008 Heroes of the Environment. Also included are "Best Green Careers" by Jeffery Dinsmore (Learning Express), and the story of the Colorado River, "Runny Dry," by Jonathon Waterman.

The contribution of children's books features "Our Choice, How We Can Solve the Climate Crisis" by Al Gore, the delightful journey of a plastic bag in "Bag in the Wind" by Ted Kooser, and the charming "Redwoods" by Jason Chin.

Also donated was the DVD "Dirt! The Movie," which describes earth's skin (dirt), its importance, its problems, and what we can do to repair our relationship with it. The film is narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis and has won numerous awards.

The book donation is the longest-running program in the Tri-City Ecology Center's 40 year history thanks to the generous donations from its members and the income from annual fundraisers. Suggestions for future donations are welcome at

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