Climate Tip | Read a Book this Earth Day

April 17, 2022

Looking for a green read this Earth Day? Look no further than the Peconic Land Trust’s Book Club reading list. Since February 2021, the book club has been meeting to discuss environmentally based books. So far we’ve covered non-fiction topics related to growing native plants in your yard and the history of the oyster in New York. On the fiction side we’ve read a novel rooted in trees. Each book has provided takeaways on how to be more environmentally aware in our own lives.

Here’s a list to get you started:

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Big Oyster: History on a Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy
  • The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World edited by Lauret Savoy and Alison Hawthorne Deming
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • The View from Lazy Point by Carl Safina

Have recommendations for future books to explore? Email them to Julia King, Marketing & Communications Assistant at

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