Construction. By T. Jeff Williams. A guide to projects that
add beauty and space to yards. Ideas for decks, patios, walks and
paths, stairs and steps, fences and gates, walls, shade structures,
storage sheds, and more. More...
of Eden: Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature.
By Dan Dagget. An exploration of how a new kind of environmentalism
is being born among those who see themselves, and their skills,
as part of the ecosystem, part of nature. As an alternative to the
"leave it alone" approach, the perspective of this book
is that human use and ecological restoration can often go together.
| Gasp!: The Swift and Terrible Beauty of Air. By Joe
Sherman. Traces the evolution of air as a focus for science and as a concept in culture through short biographies of obscure geniuses and modern-day wonders alike. He tells the story of sixteenth-century homeopath Paracelus, who introduced the idea that illnesses could be airborne, and the famous cyclist Lance Armstrong, whose aerobic capacity differs dramatically from Sherman's own. Sherman blends the history and myths of air, together with its environmental and physiological effects, into a rich and sometimes troubling account. More... | Joe
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Down to Earth. Edited by Robert Costanza, Olman Segura et
al. Brings together scientists, managers, and policy makers to identify
practical strategies for implementing sustainability based on ecological
economic principles. More...
There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century.
Goddard. Goddard tells the story of how the struggle between the highwaymen and the railroaders ultimately changed the course of modern transportation. He describes how automakers, engineers, contractors, and government officials dethroned the railroad barons. His story covers the history of what has come to be called 'the highway lobby,' how road interests led by General Motors Corp. conspired in city after city to destroy efficient trolley systems, and how transportation has shaped the nation and its economy.
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to the Better Future: A Matter of Conscious Choosing.
Renesch. Puts forth a vision for historic transformation
for all humankind. It pictures a global future full of possibilities
- a much "better future" than the one that appears most
likely if we rely upon probabilities and forecasts based on existing
trends. Not only that, but the author points directly to the business
community as the segment of our society that can best lead the rest
of the world in such an incredible transition for all humanity.
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to the Source.
McCluney. The history of environmental awareness has been punctuated by stunning essays from a variety of environmental writers, from Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson to E.O. Wilson and Daniel Quinn. Getting to the Source contains a rich collection of thirty essays from the literature on environmental values. The contributions were selected for their relevance to the philosophical and ethical aspects of the subject, for their eloquence in expressing Earth values, and for their special insights and understanding of what we must do to create a sustainable future for humanity. More...
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The Global Commons.
By Susan J. Buck. Considers the history of human interactions with
each of the global commons areas and provides a concise yet thorough
account of the evolution of management regimes for each area. As Kindle | More...
Inc.: An Atlas of the Multinational Corporation.
Gabel and Henry Bruner. Of the 100 largest economies in the world, 53 are corporations. A handful of corporate giants control most of the world's energy, technology, food, banks, industry, and media. Global, Inc. features a series of full-color maps that make clear the tremendous reach of these corporations as they have spread out across the globe. It is the first book to examine multinational corporations from a truly global perspective, and it offers a penetrating look at one of the most powerful phenomena on the planet in the twenty-first century. More...
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Warming: The Complete Briefing.
By John Houghton. What is the evidence for climate changing due
to human activities? Written for students across a wide range of
disciplines, this full color undergraduate textbook comprehensively
explores these and other issues allowing students to think through
the problem, assess the data and draw conclusions on the action
that should be taken. As Kindle | More...
Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial.
Harris. Advocates green chemical-free burial and provides
information on a variety of environmentally friendly burial options.
Avoiding embalming keeps funeral waste out of our land and water,
while burial in a shroud or cardboard coffin saves trees, minerals
and energy. As Kindle | More...
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to Green: the Transformation of an Industry and a Life.
Gottfried. In this inspirational and personal memoir, David Gottfried tells the story of how he created the U.S. Green Building Council and the World Green Building Council while at the same time transforming himself from a greedy real estate developer to a founder of the global green building movement. According to author Paul Hawken, the Green Building Councils have transformed the world more than any other environmental organizations. Gottfried has also served as a sustainable development consultant for many of the leading sustainable building organizations in the United States. More...
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Babies, Sage Moms.
Fassa. From the trailblazing founder of Green Babies organic clothing comes this guide for new mothers in raising a "green" family - and doing it simply and inexpensively. Filled with necessary and convenient advice that takes the reader from the first months of pregnancy. It explains the safest ways to get the house ready, the best gear – from clothes to crib mattresses, organic recipes for breastfeeding moms, how to throw a green baby shower, solutions for storing breast milk, how to keep play areas safe from chemicals, and how to handle the diaper dilemma. As Kindle | More
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Building A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building.
Yudelson. An informative, technically accurate and highly
visual guide to green building. It outlines the benefits and costs
of green buildings and discusses issues such as enhancing water
conservation, reducing energy use, and creating a conservation economy.
More than just a reference, this book emphasizes the importance
of green buildings and green developments for a sustainable future.
It will be an invaluable resource for businesspeople, homeowners,
product manufacturers, developers, building industry professionals
and government officials. As Kindle | More
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Building Products, 3rd Edition: The GreenSpec Guide to Residential
Edited by Alex Wilson and Mark Piepkorn. Descriptions and manufacturer
contact information for more than 1,400 environmentally preferable
building products and materials. All phases of residential construction,
from sitework to flooring to renewable energy, are covered. Products
are grouped by function, and each chapter begins with a discussion
of key environmental considerations and what to look for in a green
product. As Kindle | More...
| The Green Building Revolution.
Yudelson. Introduces the basics of green building and
the projects and people that are advancing it. Shows both why and
how to start thinking about designing, building, and operating high
performance, environmentally aware buildings on conventional budgets.
Outlines the broader "journey to sustainability" influenced
by the green building revolution and provides a solid business case
for accelerating this trend. Illustrated with more than 50 photos,
tables, and charts, and filled with timely information, the definitive
description of a major movement that's poised to transform our world. As Kindle | More
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Building Through Integrated Design.
Yudelson. This comprehensive and well-illustrated guide covers the entire process of building a certified green building. You'll get expert insight into tackling projects, from concept and design, to unifying members of the team, to constructing high-performance buildings on time and within standard budgets. Green Building Through Integrated Design includes case studies and interviews with key leaders. The most complete overview of green building project delivery methods available – a blueprint that every member of the project team will find invaluable. As Kindle | More
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Building Trends: Europe.
Yudelson. The green building revolution is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been in the forefront of green building, and this book provides an overview of their cutting edge ideas and applications. It is a primer on new technologies, systems, and regulatory approaches from Europe that can be used in America, including building-integrated solar, radiant heating and cooling, natural ventilation, climate control and water feature combinations, zero-net energy homes, and zero-carbon buildings. As Kindle | More
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| Green Electronics Design and Manufacturing.
By Sammy Shina. Brings together contributions by a team of experts from the electronics supply chain who show how to master the strategy, design, test and implementation issues involved in meeting environmental regulations. Includes guidance on issues like lead-free conversions, restriction of hazardous substances, and global environmental regulations. As Kindle | More...
from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home
By David Johnston and Scott Gibson. This reference on green, sustainable
and energy-efficient home construction gives builders and architects
the tools to respond to growing demands from homeowners for green
and energy-efficient new or remodeled houses. It includes information
on site-related issues, landscaping, durability, and energy-efficiency.
Homeowners can use the book to understand concepts, process, and
options, whether they're doing it themselves or working with a professional.
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House: Eco-Friendly Disposal and Recycling at Home.
By Norm Crampton. An A to Z guide to disposing and recycling all
varieties of common household trash, from broken appliances to spent
smoke detectors, cell phones and pet waste. Discusses the most environmentally-friendly
methods of dealing with household waste, points out that some trash
may be someone else's treasure, and when there are multiple disposal
options, describes the ins and outs of each alternative. More...
Green Kitchen Handbook.
Bond. Practical guide answers dozens of questions environmentally
conscientious and curious cooks have wondered about for years, such
as the geographic origin of common healthful foods, their processing
or production, and what makes them healthful. More
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| Green Made Easy: The Everyday Guide for Transitioning to a Green Lifestyle. By Chris Prelitz. Examines our daily lives from personal care and cosmetics to solar-energy systems, and explains how we can be both environmental and economical at the same time. As Kindle | More...
| Green Manufacturing: Case Studies in Leadership and Improvement.
By the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. Brings together articles and case studies covering environmental and energy issues that were previously published in the Association of Manufacturing Excellence’s Target Magazine. It covers moral, legal, and economic considerations. More...
Marketing: Opportunity for Innovation.
Ottman. It provides an understanding of the multitude of interconnected issues involved in green marketing, describes the state of green consumerism, analyzes success strategies, and points to direction for the future. Includes case studies that show how green marketing can increase profits and market share and be a means to dialogue with and educate the public. It will also help you improve your company's environmental performance. Published in 1998, an updated version entitled The New Rules of Green Marketing (see below) is now available. More...
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Plans: Greenprint for Sustainability.
Johnson. Green plans, Johnson explains, are the most effective strategies yet developed for moving from industrial environmental deterioration to postindustrial sustainability. Provides the first detailed and understandable examination of the theory, implementation, and performance of green plans in the Netherlands, Canada, and New Zealand. Plans being considered in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, the United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, and the European Community are also discussed.
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Green Urbanism. By Timothy Beatley. Explains what planners
and local officials in the United States can learn from the sustainable
city movement in Europe. Examines the progress and policies of twenty-five
of the most innovative cities. As Kindle | More...
A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future.
S. Gottlieb. In a time of darkening environmental prospects, frightening religious fundamentalism, and moribund liberalism, the remarkable and unprecedented rise of religious environmentalism is a profound source of hope. A Greener Faith chronicles the promises of this important movement, illuminating its principal ideas, leading personalities, and ways of connecting care for the earth with justice for human beings. Highly engaging and passionately argued, it is an indispensable resource for everyone concerned about the future. As Kindle | More...
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Greenhouse Trap: What We're Doing to the Atmosphere and How We Can
Slow Global Warming.
Lyman. The Greenhouse Trap traces the history of the greenhouse effect and shows how the current crisis has come about. Earth’s surface temperatures could rise anywhere from 3 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Possible future consequences for agriculture, human health, natural ecosystems, and the quality of life on Earth are vividly described and objectively assessed. Government policies for slowing global warming are outlined along with suggestions for individuals to follow in their homes and communities.
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Greening School Grounds. Edited by Tim Grant and Gail
Littlejohn. An overview of the school grounds greening movement.
This comprehensive guide offers curriculum tie-ins, activities,
and plans for educators, parents, and students. More...
Your Business: The Hands-On Guide to Creating a Successful and Sustainable
By Daniel Sitarz. This guide shows entrepreneurs how to save energy,
materials, and money by reducing their businesses' impact on the
planet. It provides a hands-on, step-by-step approach to analyzing
business operations and developing detailed plans to make those
operations more efficient, energy conscious, and profitable. More...
| Greenspeak: Fifty Years of Environmental Muckraking and Advocacy. By Michael Frome. A collection of addresses made from 1963 to 2001 that offer insight into virtually every major conservation issue of the second half of the twentieth century. These talks encapsulate the American environmental movement over its most turbulent and productive era. Frome is a strong, unflinching voice for environmental stewardship and the protection of nature. More...
Fruit in Your Backyard. By Lee Reich. Clearly written, with
easy-to-follow instructions, Growing Fruit in Your Backyard
provides the know-how to transform an ordinary backyard into a beautiful
Growth Illusion. By Richard Douthwaite. Examines economic
growth from the birth of capitalism through the industrial revolution
and the world wars, drawing a link between rising GNP and the erosion
of our quality of life. As Kindle | More...
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