Celebrate Earth Day Every Day: Top 10 Books on Green Riding, Sustainable Living, and How Equestrians Can Save the World 2021


Don’t wait for April 22: if you and your horse would like to ride greener, live more sustainably, or join – or lead – the charge toward saving the world, check out these ten books that help horse-loving kids, teens, and adults celebrate Earth Day every day!

The Green Guide for Horse Owners and Riders: Sustainable Practices for Horse Care, Stable Management, Land Use, and Riding

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✅ Best The Green Guide for Horse Owners and Riders Book

Very complete – Pretty good book overall. Technology has moved a little faster than this book has but the basic concepts and design are worth reading if you own or are thinking about building a horse stable. If you want to look for a book on sustainable ecology applied to a stable, this is the book. It is very didactic and complete.

The Green Guide for Horse Owners and Riders: Sustainable Practices for Horse Care, Stable Management, Land Use, and Riding, by Heather Cook: (Teens, Adults) Changing the world has never been so easy. If you care for – or just care about! – horses, you can use the tips and techniques, success stories, ideas, and inspiration that Cook offers in this superbly researched, comprehensive guide to transform your riding, your farm, and your town – and to imagine and gallop into a greener future.

Eco-Horsekeeping: Over 100 Budget-Friendly Ways You and Your Horse Can Save the Planet

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✅ Best Eco-HorseKeeping Book

GREAT BOOK!! – Eco horse keeping provides easy to implement ways to reduce the environmental impact of caring for and enjoying horses. Explanations, recycling ideas, and how to make this book a keeper and a good resource. The book moves from just theories and ideas to actual barns and cities that are doing their part to reduce the impact horse keeping can make on our environment. Discussion of the cost of various approaches such as water conservation, water bottle recycling, and others give readers the tools to evaluate the steps they can begin immediately and the ones that will come over time. Good resource. Eco horse keeping provides easy to implement ways to reduce the environmental impact of caring for and enjoying horses. Explanations, recycling ideas, and how to make this book a keeper and a good resource. The book moves from just theories and ideas to actual barns and cities that are doing their part to reduce the impact horse keeping can make on our environment. Discussion of the cost of various approaches such as water conservation, water bottle recycling, and others give readers the tools to evaluate the steps they can begin immediately and the ones that will come over time. Good resource.

Eco-Horsekeeping: Over 100 Budget-Friendly Ways You and Your Horse Can Save the Planet, by Lucinda Dyer: (Teens, Adults) Keep the planet and your wallet full of green. Dyer’s clever, quick swaps and innovative longer-term projects show equestrians how to save the Earth – and energy, time, and cash – without compromising on style, convenience, and fun.

Pets and the Planet: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Pet Care

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✅ Best Pets And The Planet By Carol Frischmann Book

Going Green With Your Pet – Highly Recommend this book to all pet owners who want to be eco-friendly with their pet. Includes topics like “greenwashing”, Pets and product labeling, How do pets affect the environment, green pet equipment and toys just to name a few. Great book to add to your collection and to refer back from time to time.

Pets and the Planet: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Pet Care, by Carol Frischmann: (Teens, Adults) This nose-to-tail handbook on green care for cats, dogs, and other small animal companions will help you ensure that the Earth loves your Jack Russells and barn cats as much as you do.

The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth

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✅ Best Book The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save The Earth


Environmental awareness
– Great ideas for children to try . Good info for schools looking to become ECO. Helps children understand the importance of caring for the environment. Practical and useful. They like to know what they can do.

The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Eart, by John and Sophie Javna: (Kids, Teens, Adults) Now updated for the 21st century, this internationally best-selling classic gives kids pint-sized but powerful tools for exploring, understanding, and protecting the planet. (Pair 50 Simple Things with book #10, Emma Dilemma, The Nanny, and The Best Horse Everto show young horse lovers how equestrianism and eco-consciousness can go hand-in-hoof!)

Ecotourists Save the World: The Environmental Volunteer’s Guide to More Than 300 International Adventures to Conserve, Preserve, and Rehabilitate Wildlife and Habitats

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✅ Best Adventure Book Ecotourists Save the World

Excellent resource – About half the book is for listings right here in our own country, and there is a lot of emphasis on national wildlife refuges. Pick a species you love, and/or pick a part of the world you want to see, and there’s something in there for you. On the one hand it’s nice to see so many things being done for animals in need worldwide; on the other it’s tragic that so many animals need to be saved from humans.

Ecotourists Save the World: The Environmental Volunteer’s Guide to More Than 300 International Adventures to Conserve, Preserve, and Rehabilitate Wildlife and Habitats, by Pamela Brodowsky and the National Wildlife Federation: (Kids, Teens, Adults) Why stop saving the world at the pasture fence? With these detailed listings of global volunteer opportunities, internships, and adventure travel, you and your family can make an enduring difference in the world’s most endangered places.

Living Green: The Missing Manual

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✅ Best Book Living Green The Missing Manual

Lots of great information on living green – This book can be preachy and a bit breathless in some of its content, but it’s really a fascinating and educational read. Conner works hard to cover a lot of topics and gives you material on everything from the chemicals you may not know about in your home to alternate and renewable energy sources. Along the way she also covers raising a green family, building/remodeling, eating green, responsible shopping, and a number of other topics.

Living Green: The Missing Manual, by Nancy Conner: (Teens, Adults) Tweak an old habit or overhaul your entire life with the environmentally friendly solutions and suggestions in this omnibus guide to green living, working, and home care. From opening (or closing) a window to building a greener house, business, or investment portfolio, anyone – and everyone – can contribute to a better today, and a more sustainable tomorrow.

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating

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✅ Best Guide To Mindful Eating Harvest for Hope Book

Fantastic Jane Goodall – Everyone on earth should read this book. The information is of the utmost importance to all. While it is indeed about mindful eating, it’s bigger and broader than that. It has changed your life and daily habits for the better. Thank you, Jane Goodall.

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating, by Jane Goodall: (Teens, Adults) You are what you eat, and so is our planet. Eminent conservationist and United Nations Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall describes the farming, fishing, food production, transport, and eating practices that are damaging our and our planet’s health and explains how we can grow, choose, and eat food that helps both people and the planet thrive.

Tomorrow’s Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening

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✅ Best Book Tomorrow’s Garden

Lovely, poetic, accessible – There are so many sources of this book’s richness. One is how gentle and personal and encouraging the voice is– what a FRIEND experience Stephen Orr creates with his reader. You immediately felt welcomed into the world of this book, which has the double seduction of being beautiful but at the same time not intimidating
in the way the gardens that magazines cover sometimes are.

Tomorrow’s Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening, by Stephen Orr: (Kids, Teens, Adults) Gardeners, don’t choose between sustainable and spectacular this season! Let Martha Stewart Living gardening guru Stephen Orr show you how to create magazine-cover-gorgeous gardens that naturally spotlight and support your local environment, whether you’re designing an urban oasis, a suburban backyard, or a beautiful and productive addition to a horse farm.

How to Save Your Neighborhood, City, or Town?

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✅ Best Book How to Save Your Neighborhood

Practical advice for anyone fighting unwanted Development and Politicians. – The Sierra Club is probably the most successful organization ever in fighting unwanted development. If you want a practical guide on how to organize opposition, this is your book. It is dated, since it makes no mention of using the internet, email and social media. Highly recommended.

How to Save Your Neighborhood, City, or Town, by Maritza Pick: (Teens, Adults) Someone has to take the reins on local change: why not you? Try this Sierra Club text to learn about community organizing and how to start taking action.

Emma Dilemma, The Nanny, and the Best Horse Ever

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✅ Best Horse Book Emma Dilemma, The Nanny, And The Best Horse Ever

This is a very nice book for girls who love horses – This is a heartfelt story that teaches a lesson on home, love, and friendship while still following Emma on her crazy adventures.

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✅ Best Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Delicious inspiration – This was a wonderful book that will change the way you look at food, how it is grown, processed, transported and satisfies your nutritional and emotional needs.

Emma Dilemma, The Nanny, and the Best Horse Ever by Patricia Hermes (Kids) and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver: (Teens, Adults) Wish you had a “trail buddy” to ride the road to greener living? Emma Dilemma and her dream horse, Rooney, pair eco-consciousness and comic chaos for kids, while Barbara Kingsolver’s memoir of her and her family’s year of local eating provides a friendly, four-season companion for teens and adults.

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