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March 11, 2009 > Ecology Center donates library books

Ecology Center donates library books

Submitted By Gail Blalock

The Tri-City Ecology Center has donated selected books to Alameda County public libraries; Fremont Main, Centerville, Irvington, Newark, and Union City libraries each received 19 books for adults and children, along with a CD entitled "The Story of Stuff Free" about our obsession with stuff.

Valued at $1,200, these gifts bring the group's total book donations to over $38,000. This year's donation includes Thomas Friedman's "Hot, Flat, and Crowded," a look at two of the biggest challenges we face today - America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11 and the global environmental crisis.

Also included is "Living Like Ed," a guide to the eco-friendly life by actor Ed Begley, Jr. Among the 10 children's books is "Planting the Trees of Kenya," which tells the remarkable story of one woman's effort to change the fate of her land by teaching many to care for it. "I Love Dirt" by Jennifer Ward is a fun book providing 52 activities to help kids discover the wonders of nature by spending time outdoors.

Tri-City Ecology Center, founded in 1971, has worked continuously to improve the local environment. For more information, visit the Center's web site at or contact Donna Olsen (510) 793-6222.

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