Sustainability: an Introduction
The Better World Handbook: Small Changes that Make a Big
Jones, Ellis, et al.
Specifically designed to reach people who normally would not consider
themselves activists, The Better World Handbook is directed
toward those who care about creating a more just, sustainable and
socially responsible world but do not know where to begin.
The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices:
Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Brower, Michael and Leon, Warren
This book identifies the four most significant consumer-related
environmental problems, the seven most damaging spending categories,
11 priority actions and seven rules for responsible consumption.
Learn what you can do to have a truly significant impact on the world
from the people who are at the forefront of scientific research.
David Suzuki's Green Guide
Suzuki, David and Boyd, David
Everyone knows that the planet is in trouble, but is there a
solution? This timely book identifies the most effective ways
individuals can be more green in four key areas: home, travel, food
Don't Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew, and Reuse
This book draws on traditional Yankee ingenuity and thrift in an
ingenious guide that presents more than 1000 ways to help extend the
life and value of household objects… with fix-it-fast tips for
making simple repairs, money-saving ideas for making things last
longer and new uses for worn-out items.
Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the
Using examples from his own consulting work as the Executive Director
of Community and Environmental Responsibility at Aspen Skiing
Company, Auden Schendler asserts that real change can only come from
tough decisions by big businesses and through legislation. Rather
than sacrificing ROI to integrate green practices, Schendler says
that companies must make profit-driven decisions that complement
their business models in order to carry out meaningful and lasting
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How
It Can Renew America
Friedman, Thomas L.
Thomas L. Friedman takes a fresh and provocative 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, which is affecting everything from food to fuel to forests.
In this groundbreaking account of where we stand now, he shows us how
the solutions to these two big problems are linked—how we can
restore the world and revive America at the same time.
Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
Meadows, Donella H., et al.
Using extensive computer models based on population, food production,
pollution and other data, the authors demonstrate why the world is in
a potentially dangerous ´overshoot´ situation. Put
simply, overshoot means people have been steadily using up more of
the Earth's resources without replenishing its supplies.
Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Brown, Lester R.
Lester R. Brown outlines a survival strategy for our early
21st century civilization. The world faces many
environmental trends of disruption and decline, including rising
temperatures and spreading water shortage… Brown warns that
the only effective response now is a World War II-type mobilization
like that in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Carson, Rachel et al
Silent Spring, released in 1962, offered the first
shattering look at widespread ecological degradation and touched off
an environmental awareness that still exists. Presented with thorough
documentation, the book opened more than a few eyes about the dangers
of the modern world and stands today as a landmark work.
Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy
Grist Guide to Greening Your Day
This compact and resourceful handbook takes a look at how to simplify
and ´green´ our daily choices, from the moment we get up
in the morning until we finally lay our heads down at night.
Buyer Be Fair—the Promise of Product Certification
This film takes viewers to Mexico, the Netherlands, the United
Kingdom, Sweden, the United States and Canada to explore how
conscious consumers and businesses can use the market to promote
social justice and environmental sustainability through product
A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil
This documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling,
social benefits including affordable housing, seasonal parks and the
processes that transform Cruitiba into one of the most livable cities
in the world.
Research & Publications
Selling Sustainability: A Report from the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts
This report examines how the United Kingdom can bridge the gap
between recognizing responsibility and taking action on climate
change, especially in the realm of the built environment.