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Books & Journals

A Short History of Progress, by Ronald Wright
An historical case for the concept of our civilizations collapse from rampant capitalism and unrealistic use of resources
Good News for a Change: How Everyday People are Helping the Planet, by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel
This book shows the positive side of the planetary movement toward sustainability, with stories of how real people, and real businesses, are making change for the health of the planet.
Our Ecological Footprint, by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees
Despite its light hearted approach, this is a very serious exposition of just how much our personal lives and our growth economy demand of the planet.
Beyond the Limits, by Donella Meadows
Dennis Meadows and Jorgen Randers. The sequel to The Limits to Growth, this study, based on computer modeling, demonstrates the possibilities for a sustainable future.
Good News for a Change: How Everyday People are Helping the Planet, by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel
This book shows the positive side of the planetary movement toward sustainability, with stories of how real people, and real businesses, are making change for the health of the planet.
Small is Beautiful, by E.F. Schumacher
First published in 1973, this classic of the imperative for a small-scale economic:--"Economics as if People Mattered" -- is still at the top of the growing list of books on sustainable economics. A new edition has recently been published.
The Ecology of Commerce, by Paul Hawken
Paul Hawken knows how to run a business, and this book demonstrates clearly how desperately we need to get our priorities straight, and how, with hope and courage, we can go about doing it.
The Food Revolution, by John Robbins.
"Provides both the information and the encouragement we need in order to reclaim the health of our bodies and our planet. Packed with political dynamite, this book will change your life."--Joanna Macy.
The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature, by David Suzuki
This book directly addresses the reality of "Interbeing" that we've been talking about in these web pages, an introduction to the interdependent way of looking at things.
TIKKUN
A Critique of Politics, Culture & Society. The wordy, but very perceptive and thoughtful journal is based on the mission of "tikkun: to mend, repair, and transform the world."
EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL
Published by the Earth Island Institute, the journal reports on a wide range of environmental activist organizations around the world.