Now, Apologize Later
By Adam Werbach. Decrying Washington's assault
on our environment, Werbach writes, "It's
time to evolve from an aging movement that reacts
to emergencies to a youthful movement with 'activision.'"
By Grant Copeland. Can profits, people and place
co-exist? Does conservation necessarily mean
a loss of jobs? Acts of Balance examines
case studies from different sectors and comes
up with surprising answers. More...
By Marilyn Ferguson. The Aquarian Conspiracy
describes the activities of a network of leading-edge
thinkers, businesspeople, scientists and politicians
who are working to create a new kind of society.
of the Long View
By Peter Schwartz. In The Art of the Long
View, Schwartz outlines the "scenario"
approach to creating a strategic vision. More...
Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities
By Jim Howe, et al. Offers important lessons
in preserving the character of communities near
national and state parks, wildlife refuges,
and other public lands without sacrificing economic
Edited by Ken Sexton, et al. Responds to the
need for improved environmental decisions by
bringing together leading scholars and practitioners
to provide an interdisciplinary introduction
to the subject. More...
By Eben V. Fodor. Benefits from growth that
exploits the commons accrue to a few, while
costs are distributed across the entire community.
Fodor marshals evidence from almost every state
to prove his point. More
Cannibals with Forks
By John Elkington. Cannibals with Forks
argues that future business success will depend
not just on profitability but also on two new
bottom lines - environmental quality and social
in Our Future
Edited by Robert Geddes. Urban planners, architects,
urban designers, and other experts from across
North America examine the impact of growth and
form on the ability of a city to achieve and
maintain social equity and environmental health.
of the Long Now
By Stewart Brand. Civilization is revving itself
into a pathologically short attention span.
Brand, called "the least recognized most
influential thinker in America," explores
long-term responsibility. More...
By Eric Damian Kelly & Barbara Becker. A
thorough examination of the comprehensive planning
process. The authors consider all aspects of
the comprehensive plan: its elements, adoption,
and implementation. More...
By Andrew J. Hoffman. Examines the effects of
environmentalism on corporate management, explaining
how environmental forces are driving change
and how managers can think about these issues
in a strategic way. More...
Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
By the Environmental Careers Organization. Organized
for ease of use and fully updated, it is the
most comprehensive and reliable resource available
for information about environmental career opportunities.
By William H. Lucy & David L. Phillips.
Examines causes of and responses to suburban
decline. Argues that a high quality natural
and built environment is key to economic stability
and recommends policies. More...
for a Livable Planet
By Jon Naar. Explains the causes of environmental
damage and offers practical steps. Includes
sections on wastes, toxics, water quality, air
pollution, global warming, deforestation, and
renewable energy. More
By Adele Fleet Bacow. A wealth of information
on design and decision-making, including how
citizens and activists can make their voices
heard and numerous examples of effective strategies
for working with all parties. More...
By David W. Orr. Ecological Literacy
asks how the discovery of ecological limits
affects the content and substance of education.
Given the limits of the Earth, what should people
know and how should they learn it? More...
By Timothy Beatley & Kristy Manning. Describes
a world in which land is consumed sparingly,
cities and towns are vibrant and green, local
economies thrive, and citizens work together
to create places of enduring value. More...
By Bunyan Bryant. Leading thinkers of the environmental
justice movement look at the failure of "top
down" public policy. Provides a startling
look at social and environmental problems and
charts a course for action. More...
McKenzie-Mohr and William Smith. A guide
for designing public education programs with
the goal of promoting sustainable behavior,
from recycling and energy efficiency to alternative
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By Simon Levin. Our planet is losing its biological
diversity, with frightening implications for
our future. This important book draws on the
science of complexity to shed light on maintaining
By Roger Dower, Daryl Ditz, et al. A concrete
plan for achieving sustainable development in
the United States. A technologically feasible
vision of the future in which the unwanted trends
we see unfolding now are reversed. More...
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...
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
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. More...
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. More...
Frankel. People are looking increasingly
to business to take its share of responsibility
for the state of the Earth. Frankel gathers
the elements required into a single, comprehensive
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with the Land
Edited by Christine Meyer & Faith Moosang.
Stories of more than 20 communities struggling
to regain control of their land or neighborhoods
and to rebuild sustainable communities and environments.
a Difference Scholarships
By Miriam Weinstein. A unique guide listing
scholarships awarded for social service, "social
entrepreneur" funds for young people who
start non-profits, college-based service scholarships,
and fellowships. More...
Audubon Society Almanac of the Environment
By Valerie Harms. What we can do to restore
and protect the Earth. Includes sections on
homes and yards, garbage and recycling, transportation,
recreation, public lands, oceans, cultural ecology,
and more. More...
By Steve Barnett. Consumers today are more environmentally
aware and socially responsible than ever before.
The Nissan Report reveals how a world-class
corporation met this challenge. More...
By Jay Apt, et al. Orbit offers unprecedented
access to spectacular NASA space photography.
It contains natural color photos shot by astronauts
with hand-held cameras from inside the low-flying
By Steven M. Wise. Are animals more than property?
In this unprecedented yet long-awaited book,
Steven Wise finally breaks through the wall
that has separated non-humans from human animals
for centuries. More...
By Robert Theobald. An eloquent call by futurist
Robert Theobald for fundamental social change
to deal with the overwhelming challenges facing
humankind at the start of the new millennium.
By Ervin Laszlo. In this highly original and
breath-takingly argued book, Laszlo produces
a new view of the cosmos, an interconnected,
all-embracing cosmos of which we are part. More...