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    Sustainability at SPS: Inspirations for Sustainable Living Part II

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Because this year’s Concord Reads book, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, focuses on eating locally, our first post on Ohrstrom library’s “Inspirations for Sustainable Living” display featured resources helpful for learning about the ethical, environmental, and health impact of food choices. The display also includes a diverse selection of books on global warming, from Bill McKibben’s activist handbook Fight Global Warming Now to Eric F. Lambin’s The Middle Path: Avoiding Environmental Catastrophe and Bjorn Lomborg’s Cool It: the Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming. Are you concerned about the social justice impact of environmental issues?  Check out Paul Hawken’s Blessed Unrest: How the Largest…

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    Sustainability at SPS: Inspirations for Sustainable Living Part I

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Were you inspired to shrink your environmental footprint after listening to Anne Stephenson of Clean Air Cool Planet at chapel yesterday? Do you want to know what a locavore is, how to calculate food miles, or why global hunger persists? Ohrstrom library’s Concord Reads/SPS Community Partner display, “Inspirations for Sustainable Living,” can help you sort through the facts, read compelling arguments from many points of view, and learn about the environmental, ethical, and health impact of what you eat. If you’re interested in the connections between American culture and farming, read Wendell Berry’s essays in The Unsettling of America or The Gift of Good…

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    Sustainability at SPS: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Concord Reads, a One Book One Community program, has partnered with area high schools and NHTI to hold discussions of the 2008 book, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.  Anne Stephenson of Clean Air-Cool Planet, a NH nonprofit focused on global warming, will be on campus tomorrow, October 9th, speaking at chapel and meeting with students.  Anne will review the projected changes to the New Hampshire climate, and discuss the significance of institutional greenhouse gas reductions – like those undertaken by St. Paul’s.  Students have a key role in those reductions, and Anne will discuss the ways in which independent school and college students across…