#AmericaRecycles: Our Picks for the Environmentally Conscious Reader

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For the past few decades, we have been celebrating #AmericaRecycles as a way for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to recognize our nation’s progress on recycling, making a better future for generations to come. Go green today and pick up one of these environmentally conscious reads… and don’t forget to recycle when you are done!


Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

Silent Spring Rachel Carson

Silent Spring has come a long way, where it was first published as excerpts in 1962. The book itself changed the way we look at the environment, and actually spurred revolutionary changes in that laws that affect our air, land, and water in America today. And who better to talk about the future of our planet itself than Rachel Carson, who has always had a passionate concern for our Earth’s environment? If you want a better future for America’s environment, you should check out this must-read suggestion.


Recycling Humanity, Heather Lee Dyer

Recycling Humanity Heather Lee Dyer

17-year-old Kaci Lee may hold the key to Earth’s survival in this fiction story of mankind and its destruction. During a routine recycling mission gone awry, she is forced to land on the surface of Earth, which is mostly evacuated due to the environmental concerns, and meets Abishai, the son of a scientist. His father holds the secret to the Earth, one that could kill Kaci in its wake – putting her life at risk and creating chaos she never would have expected.


State of Fear, Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton State of Fear

If you love fast-paced, thrilling fiction, Michael Crichton’s State of Fear will treat you well. When Earth is at stake due to an upcoming global catastrophe, an intelligence agent will risk everything to put the pieces together and solve a mystery that spans across our entire world’s surface. Both provocative and controversial, this novel will have you hanging on the edge of your seat.


The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

The Lorax Dr. Seuss

You’re probably familiar with the popularized quote from this unforgettable children’s story by Dr. Seuss: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better… it’s not.” This story, written before there was a global concern of the Earth’s environment, now plays an integral role in everyone’s lives – for children and adults!


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Maggie Hoffman is a professional writer and graphic designer from small-town Pennsylvania. When she isn't spending time with her husband and two children, she's usually found with a thrilling, controversial novel in her hands or watching a 70s horror film. Some of her favorite novels include "The End of Alice", "American Psycho", and "Daddy Love."

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