Earth Day 2020: Recommended Resources

Topic guide about the history of Earth Day and the environmental movement

PCC Library guides on environmental topics

Recommended videos

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.

The Wisdom of Designing Cradle to Cradle (TED Talk, 20 minutes)

Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time."

Photographing the Landscape of Oil (Ted Talk, 3 minutes)

In stunning large-format photographs, Edward Burtynsky follows the path of oil through modern society, from wellhead to pipeline to car engine -- and then beyond to the projected peak-oil endgame.