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June 11, 2013 > Tri-City Ecology Center donates books and is featured in a book

Tri-City Ecology Center donates books and is featured in a book

Submitted By Gail Blalock

The Tri-City Ecology Center is featured in the recently published book, "The Genius of Earth Day - How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation." Author Adam Rome tells the story of the most famous little-known event in modern America; Earth Day 1970 had a power, a freshness, and a seriousness of purpose that is difficult to imagine today. Tri-City Ecology Center found itself right in the middle of this powerful movement that created an entire green generation and also found itself right in the middle of Adam Rome's book.

The Ecology Center will be donating copies of "The Genius of Earth Day" to local County libraries in Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Earlier this year the Tri-City Ecology Center also made its 39th annual book donation to the Alameda County libraries in the Tri-City area. The donation included 19 titles, ten in the children/juvenile category, and nine for adults. Among the books donated are "Full Planet, Empty Plates" by Lester R. Brown, "My First Summer in the Sierras" (John Muir) from the Yosemite Conservancy, "Bee Keepers of the Bay Area" by Judith Adamson, and "Natural History of the San Francisco Bay" from the University of California Press. It also included the stunning "May the Rivers Never Sleep" by Bill and John McMillan. Hitting upon a current issue, The Center also donated "Gasland," a DVD that discusses the controversial practice of "fracking" (extracting oil from deep within the earth).

This year's selection of children's books evolved around the theme of biographies of special conservationists. Told in a most charming manner are stories about Charles Darwin, Jane Goodall, Jacques Cousteau, Roger Tory Peterson, and Rachel Carson. Another delightful book donation is "Nature's Patchwork Quilt" penned by noted folksinger Mary Miche.

Over the past 42 years, the Ecology Center has donated approximately $40,000 in books, videos, and DVDs to the Fremont, Newark, and Union City County libraries.

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