RAM Library

How the RAM Library Works: Select any book and send an email to ram@recycleminnesota.org to request that book. One book at a time please. The requested book will be mailed right to your door! You get to keep that book for at least two weeks or until another RAM member requests it. Then we will email you the next RAM member’s address to ship the book directly. Feel free to include a note telling them how that book changed your way of thinking. It’s a great way to stay informed and network with other RAM members!

Don’t see the book you want? Please email requests for new books to ram@recycleminnesota.org and we will purchase that book if we can and add it to our library. Remember, this is YOUR LIBRARY to enjoy!

Children’s Books:
Help the Environment: Reusing and Recycling by Charlotte Guillain (2008) 24 pages
Why Should I Recycle? by Jen Green (2006) 32 pages

Environmental Classics:
Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau (2003) 311 pages
Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood & Youth; My First Summer in the Serra: the Mountains of California; Stickeen; Essays by John Muir (1997) 888 pages

Environmental Economics:
Green Economics: An Introduction to Theory, Policy and Practice by Molly Scott Cato (2009) 224 pages
The Economics of Waste by Porter C. Richard (2002) 301 pages

Environmental History:
Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World by J.R. McNeil (2000) 421 pages

Fossil Fuels:
Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture by Dale Allen Pfeiffer (2006) 125 pages
Freedom From Oil: How the Next President Can End the United States’ Oil Addiction by David Sandalow (2008) 273 pages

Global Warming:
Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming by Michael Mann, Lee R. Kump (2008) 208 pages

Green Living:
365 Ways to Live Green: Your Everyday Guide to Saving the Environment by Diane McDilda (2008) 224 pages
A Lighter Footprint: A Practical Guide to Minimizing Your Impact on the Planetby Angela Crocombe (2009) 236 pages
Buy Recycled!: Seven Ways Your School Can Help Save the Environment and Save Money at the Same Time (For Minnesota’s Middle and High School Students) by the Recycling Association of Minnesota (October 2002)
Everything Green Classroom: From Recycling to Conservation, All You Need to Create An Eco-Friendly Learning Environment by Tessa Hill (2009) 289 pages
The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, our Communities, and our Health – And How We Can Make It Better by Annie Leonard (2010) 307 pages.
Tracking Your Carbon Footprint: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding And Inventorying Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Judith R. Pruman (2008) 55 pages

Food/Agriculture:
In Defense Of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan (2008) 244 pages
Summary: This book will change your way of eating and how you shop for food. It’s a strong historical background on how the western diet is so unbalanced and how it became that way. Ever wonder why we eat so much processed flour?
The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat by Charles Clover (2006) 386 pages
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (2007) 450 pages
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson (1961) 218 pages
Unsettling America by Wendell Berry (1977) 228 pages
What to Eat by Marion Nestle (2006) 611 pages

Recycling:
Aluminum Recycling and Processing for Energy Conservation and Sustainability by John Green (2007) 267 pages
Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royle (2005) 311 pages
Recycled Glass Manufacturing: A Demonstration Project (A manual based on the research of Winona ORC Industries, Inc. and SEMREX) by Susan Waughtal (1997) 41 pages
Recycled Paperboard Specifications: Definitions, Formulas and Gauge Lists by the American Paper Institute (1986) 25 pages
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Household Guide by Nicky Scott (2004) 94 pages
Why Do We Recycle? Markets, Values and Public Policy by Frank Ackerman (1996) 222 pages

Renewable Energy:
Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future by Roland Wengenmayr (2008) 272 pages

Water Resources:
Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner (1987) 582 pages
Not Enough to Drink: Extreme Environmental Threats byLaura La Bella (2009) 64 pages
When the Rivers Run Dry: Water–The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century, Fred Pearce (2006) 324 pages

VHS:
Single-Stream Recycling by Twin Cities Public Television (Nov 2004)

Other:
Biostatistical Analysis (Fourth Edition) by Jerrold H Zar (1999) 663 pages
Environmental Policy (Fourth Edition) by Norman J. Vig & Michael E. Kraft (2000) 416 pages
Social Psychology (Second Edition) by Eliot R. Smith & Diane M. Mackie (2000) 673 pages