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Love Your Mother: Audiobooks for Earth Day

Taking care of our one planet in the face of climate change requires a radical shift from all of us. Whether you’re looking to learn more about what climate change means for our world, find inspirational calls to action, or access how-to guides that will kickstart your environmentalist journey, the listens on this list have got you covered.

Press play, and make every day Earth Day with audiobooks.

Building from his acclaimed anthology Tales of Two Americas, John Freeman draws together a group of our greatest writers and narrators to help us see how the environmental crisis is hitting some of the most vulnerable communities where they live.

Author: Bill Gates
Read By: Bill Gates and Wil Wheaton

In the urgent, authoritative audiobook How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates sets out a practical and accessible plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe. Narrated by Wil Wheaton.

A call to action from Jane Fonda, one of the most inspiring activists of our time, urging us to wake up to the looming disaster of climate change and equipping us with the tools we need to join her in protest.

Author: Kale Williams
Read By: Karen Murray

The heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful story of an abandoned polar bear cub named Nora and the humans working tirelessly to save her and her species, whose uncertain future in the accelerating climate crisis is closely tied to our own.

Saving ourselves from climate apocalypse will require radical shifts within each of us. In her astonishing book Under the Sky We Make, Kimberly Nicholas offers a hopeful, clear-eyed, and somehow also hilarious guide to effecting real change, starting in our own lives.

All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis.

An urgent, resounding call to protect 50 percent of the earth’s land by 2050 and a candid assessment of the health of our planet and our role in conserving it, from the award-winning and veteran New Yorker staff writer, Tony Hiss.

In The Climate Diet, writer and narrator Paul Greenberg offers us the practical, accessible guide we need to live our daily lives in a way that’s friendlier to the planet–from what we eat, how we live at home, how we travel, and how we lobby businesses and elected officials to do the right thing.

Author: Jennie Romer
Read By: Jennie Romer

Can I Recycle This? gives straightforward answers to whether dozens of common household objects can or cannot be recycled, as well as the information you need to make that decision for anything else you encounter.

Looking for Earth Day audios for the whole family? Start here.