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Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability: The Business of Sustainability. By Chris Laszlo. Authoritative coverage from experts around the world presents knowledge about ways to restore the planet. Focused on solutions rather than on environmental problems, this work is ideal for twenty-first century students and professionals working to transform our common future. This interdisciplinary print and online publication weaves together knowledge from the natural, physical, and social sciences, and includes sustainability research from ecology to engineering, from geophysics to political science. More… | Chris Laszlo EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Berkshire  Encyclopedia of Sustainability: The Business of Sustainability

Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future. By Paul Ehrlich. In this hard-hitting book, world-renowned scientists Paul and Anne Ehrlich speak out against the deliberate misstatement of scientific findings designed to support an anti-environmental worldview and political agenda. Issues including overpopulation, depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and loss of biodiversity have been diminished in the public imagination using pseudoscientific counter evidence, often the output of politically motivated foundations. Examples are methodically refuted. As Kindle | More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future

Conservation Biology For All. By Paul Ehrlich. Provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science. Covers topics such as balancing conservation and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species. There is now an urgent need to educate the next generation of scientists in developing countries so that they will be able to protect their natural resources. Habitat loss is particularly acute in these areas, and they have the greatest species diversity. As Kindle | More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Conservation Biology For All

Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment. By Denis Hayes. Cowed shows how raising and eating cattle has depleted America’s largest aquifer, created health problems, and drastically increased methane discharges (a very powerful greenhouse gas). Eating one pound of beef produces a greater carbon footprint than burning a gallon of gas. Cowed provides a glimpse into what we can do now to provide a better future for cows, humans, and the world we share. Overall, Cowed points to a future in which we eat less, but better, beef. As Kindle | More… | Denis Hayes EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment

David Brower: The Making of the Environmental Movement. By Tom Turner. In this comprehensive authorized biography of David Brower, a dynamic leader in the environmental movement over the last half of the twentieth century, Turner explores Brower's impact on the movement from its beginnings until his death in 2000. Frequently compared to John Muir, David Brower was the first executive director of the Sierra Club and founded Friends of the Earth. Turner began working with David Brower in 1968 and remained close to him until his death. As an insider, he creates an intimate portrait. As Kindle | More… | Tom Turner EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Environmental Science

Decision-Making for a Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach. By Chris Maser. This book provides readers with the ideas, language, approaches, and examples to move toward genuine social-environmental sustainability. Organized into three parts, it begins by describing the inviolable biophysical principles that define the limitations of human choices. The second part examines in depth why the conventional command-and-control form of decision-making tends to become dysfunctional and fail. The third part of the book explores what it takes to be a psychologically mature decision maker. As Kindle | More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Decision-Making for a Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach

Designing a World That Works for All. By Medard Gabel. This book is the product of hundreds of people from five continents and 35 countries, most aged 15 to 26 (but a few as young as 55), who gathered each summer from 2005 to 2010 as part of the Design Science/Global Solutions Labs held at the United Nations, the UN International School, and Chestnut Hill College. They worked hard to understand – and even harder to design solutions for – the most pressing problems facing the world. This book presents these solutions and strategies – to meet basic human needs and solve urgent environmental problems. More… | Medard Gabel EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Designing a World That Works for All

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. By Paul Ehrlich. In humanity’s more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Tracing the interplay between environmental change and genetic and cultural evolution, Paul and Anne Ehrlich offer a unique exploration of our origins, our evolution, and our future. As we clear forests to raise crops, build cities and highways, and create new chemicals, we may be undermining our own supremacy. As Kindle | More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

Earth in Our Care: Ecology, Economy, and Sustainability. By Chris Maser. Earth in Our Care is a study of three interactive spheres of the ecosystem: atmosphere (air), litho-hydrosphere (rock that comprises the restless continents and the water that surrounds them), and biosphere (all life sandwiched in between). It addresses key issues including land-use policies, ecological restoration, forest management, local living, and sustainability. By exploring our interconnectedness with the Earth, this book examines today's problems and provides solutions for the future. As Kindle | More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Earth in Our Care

Engaging Outraged Stakeholders: How-To Guide for Uniting the Left, Right, Capitalists, and Activists. By Bill Shireman et al. An in-depth look at the stakeholder engagement process, helping readers understand what it takes to see past differences and work together. Includes case studies of unlikely alliances, beginning when the groups, at best, did not understand one another, and, at worst, vehemently hated each other. Also includes steps to engage opposing parties and interviews with experts on economics and the environment. Features success stories as well as some sobering words on the potential for failure. As Kindle | More... | Bill Shireman EcoSpeakers Info >>
       Engaging Outraged Stakeholders: How-To Guide for Uniting the Left, Right, Capitalists, and Activists

From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life. By Bob Doppelt. The most deeply held illusion is that all organisms on Earth, including each of us, exist as independent entities. We are all part of many ecological and social relationships, and these relationships make life both possible and worthwhile. From Me to We offers five transformational commitments that can change your perspective and help you engage in activities to resolve today’s environmental and social problems. It is a call to wake-up from an excess of individualism. As Kindle | More… | Bob Doppelt EcoSpeakers Info >>

       From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life

The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity's Future. By John Renesch. We face an urgent collective choice: To opt for responsible adulthood over the largely adolescent ways we have been relating to one another and our planet. Renesch demonstrates that it is not too late to create the future we all say we want for our children and our children's children – a future that is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just. This book describes a change of thinking – from adolescent self-centeredness to adult responsibility. Renesch offers an optimistic option. As Kindle | More… | John Renesch EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity's Future

Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect. By Paul Ehrlich. Why do we behave the way we do? In this wide-ranging survey of what it is that makes us human, Ehrlich touches on a number of themes - among them, his recurrent observation that science has taught us little about how genes influence human behavior. He urges that scientists take a larger, interdisciplinary view that looks beyond mere genetics to the larger forces that shape our lives. It is a work of synthesis and scholarship as well as a primer on genetics and evolution, and it makes complex scientific concepts accessible. As Kindle | More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect

Humanity on a Tightrope: Thoughts on Empathy, Family, and Big Changes for a Viable Future. By Paul Ehrlich. Focuses on what families and family values are, and how they often create an "us vs. them" mentality that is at the root of many of today's most crucial problems – from terrorism, racism, and war to the failure of humanity to come to grips with potentially lethal global environmental problems. Explains how civilization is unlikely to persist unless more people learn to spread the domain of empathy – to put themselves in the shoes of others to keep society balanced and on the path to sustainability. As Kindle | More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Humanity on a Tightrope: Thoughts on Empathy, Family, and Big Changes for a Viable Future

Innovation Nation: Toward a Right-Left Alliance to Unleash America's Creative Capacity and Entrepreneurial Energy. By Bill Shireman. To successfully walk the path to innovation rather than financial, social, and environmental debt, we must break the political gridlock that cements in place the policies of a bygone era. The Right and Left can work functionally together applying core principles from both sides to cultivate genuine long-term prosperity. Stepping only to the right, or only to the left, we walk in circles. But by stepping right, then left, then right and left again, we move ahead. As Kindle | More… | Bill Shireman EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Innovation Nation: Toward a Right-Left Alliance to Unleash America's Creative Capacity and Entrepreneurial Energy

Life, The Wonder Of It All. By Chris Maser and Reese Halter. A journey through the biophysical principles that govern all of life. The book begins with “The Law of Cosmic Unification,” which choreographs the ever-changing dance of life. A chapter is included for each of the biophysical principles, and each explains how that particular principle governs life. The final chapter is a discussion of “the commons.” It presents the commons as a living trust of which the adults of the world are the trustees and the children are the beneficiaries, not only of the commons but also of all life - and the wonder of it all. As Kindle… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >> | Reese Halter EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The World Is In My Garden: A Journey Of Consciousness

Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future. By Dan Chiras. This comprehensive book describes the ecological principles, policies, and practices required to create a sustainable future. It emphasizes practical, cost-effective, sustainable solutions that make sense from social, economic, and environmental perspectives. A focus on sustainable development puts readers in touch with one of the most significant shifts in thinking and action in environmental and resource management. Intended for those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of natural resources and conservation. More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future

New World New Mind: Moving Toward Conscious Evolution. By Paul Ehrlich. There is no longer time to rely on the normal pace of cultural evolution to deal with today's dilemmas... Humans have always been the most adaptable creatures on the planet, and they should be able to chart a new course. Some of that is already being done. The old mind today is being changed by many scattered efforts. Can we bring these efforts together to produce a large-scale program for rapid change? We know the problem. The solution is to generate the will to move conscious evolution to the top of the human agenda. As Kindle | More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

       New World New Mind: Moving Toward Conscious Evolution

One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future. By Paul Ehrlich. A look at current trends of overpopulation, overconsumption, and inequality. Fish stocks are seriously depleted, farmlands, freshwater, and forests are declining, and there is an immense divide between superconsumers and the impoverished. Each chapter analyzes one area in detail (using current research in ecology, demographics, migration, economics, biodiversity, ethics, climate, politics and globalization) and then suggests ways to alter course toward a sustainable world. Action is critical to prevent disaster. As Kindle | More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

       One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future

Out of the Labyrinth: Who We Are, How We Go Wrong and What We Can Do About It. By Carl Frankel. Combines a personal narrative, visionary framework, and cultural criticism into a story about where we have gone wrong as a culture and what we must do (and become) to set things right again. Explains the author: "We live in a fragmented world, and we do so as fragmented individuals. Many of us, perhaps all of us, long to tie things together, to make things somehow cohere. Writing this book – wrestling with the material in its pages – did that for me. My hope is that it can do the same for you." More… | Carl Frankel EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Out of the Labyrinth: Who We Are, How We Go Wrong and What We Can Do About It

The Power of Sustainable Thinking: How to Create a Positive Future for the Climate, the Planet, Your Organization and Your Life. By Bob Doppelt. Provides both an easy to understand explanation and practical methods for transforming our climate-damaging, unsustainable ways into sustainable thinking and behaviors. Explains how the mind works and how people change, then provides methods for transforming thinking and behavior, first with the reader's own cognitive patterns, then how individuals can motivate other people to change, and finally to how teams and organizations can be motivated to change. As Kindle | More… | Bob Doppelt EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The Power of Sustainable Thinking: How to Create a Positive Future for the Climate, the Planet, Your Organization and Your Life

Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth. By Diane MacEachern. This guide offers simple suggestions on how to conserve the Earth's resources. It is divided into chapters corresponding to where we lead our lives. There is one chapter each for home, garden, garage, supermarket, school, office, and community. A section for renters and apartment dwellers has been included, as well as one on vacations that will give you – and the planet – a break. The Appendix lists additional books, catalogs, agencies, and organizations that you can join or from which you can get more information. More… | Diane MacEachern EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth

Setting the Stage for Sustainabilty: A Citizen's Handbook. By Chris Maser. This invaluable text looks at resolving environmental conflicts through a "transformative" rather than a "problem-solving" approach. The transformative approach emphasizes the capacity of facilitation for personal growth, and it helps create a sense of "place" where it did not previously exist. The text analyzes good and bad institutionalized social patterns in an ecological sense. The authors explain that through positive thinking and the willingness to take risks, we can become creative forces in our communities and in the world. More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Setting the Stage for Sustainability: A Citizen's Handbook

Touching the Earth. By Roberta Bondar. Roberta Bondar's voyage as an astronaut aboard the space shuttle Discovery was the realization of a childhood dream for the Canadian scientist and doctor. In this wonderful book, she shares her journey, allowing us to feel connected with our planet in a very special way. Touching the Earth is a visual and written testament to the beauty and variety of Earth. Using breathtaking photographs of the planet taken from space, Bondar conveys a powerful message of hope for our environment. It will change the way you think about humanity's relationship with the planet. More… | Roberta Bondar EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Setting the Stage for Sustainability: A Citizen's Handbook

The War Against the Greens. By David Helvarg. A reign of violence and intimidation, including arson, bombings, rape, assault and even murder has been unleashed against environmentalists by proponents of the “Wise Use” movement. This expose rips the veneer off this right-wing backlash that stretches from armed militias to the halls of Congress, exposing the corporations and fringe groups who have set out to destroy America's environmental protections. “Helvarg demolishes the fiction that anti-environmentalism is a grassroots movement by demonstrating its massive corporate underpinnings,” writes Publishers Weekly. As Kindle | More... | David Helvarg EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The War Against the Greens

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