The Santa Monica Public Library presented its fourth annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards to books in 10 categories during a ceremony at the Main Library Nov. 6.

This year’s Green Prize Pioneer Award, which honors a writer who has paved the way for discourse on sustainable issues, went to David W. Orr, a scholar, teacher, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur in the sustainability movement.

The winners of the 2010 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards in each category are:

EducationSmart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability by Michael K. Stone/Center for Ecoliteracy;


Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells – Our Ride to the Renewable Future by Amanda Little;


The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas G. Brinkley;

ReferenceGoing to Green: A Standards-Based Environmental Education Curriculum for Schools, Colleges, and Communities by Harry Wiland and Dale Bell;

Urban Planning

Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen;

Youth FictionOperation Redwood by S. Terrell French;

Youth Picture BookMiss Fox’s Class Goes Greenby Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Anne Kennedy;

Early Childhood NonfictionLove Your World: How to Take Care of the Plants, the Animals, and the Planet by Dawn Sirett;

School Age NonfictionHeroes of the Environment: True Stories of the People Who are Helping to Protect Our Planetby Harriet Rohmer, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin;

Young Adult NonfictionWe are the Weather Makers: The History of Climate Change by Tim Flannery, adapted by Sally M. Walker; and

Pioneer Award WinnerDavid W. Orr.

The Green Prize for Sustainable Literature was established to encourage and commend authors, illustrators, and publishers who produce quality books that make significant contributions to, support the ideas of, and broaden public awareness of sustainability.

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