Topic: "Sustainability"

Solutions for building sustainable societies, managing natural resources, and preserving land, water, and biology. Empowering and provocative material that emphasizes resiliency, systems-analysis approaches to development, and hinges on concerted, unified social change.

The Cononundrum

The Cononundrum

The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency and the real path to sustainability.

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The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans

The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans

by Mark Lynas
We humans are the God species, both the creators and destroyers of life on this planet. As we enter a new geological era – the Anthropocene – our collective power now overwhelms and dominates the major forces of nature. But from the [...]

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The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides)

The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides)

by Rob Hopkins and Richard Heinberg
We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil […]

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Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

by Lester Brown
“[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant,Washington Post
As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow [...]

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The Plundered Planet: Why We Must – and How We Can – Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

The Plundered Planet: Why We Must – and How We Can – Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

by Paul Collier
Paul Collier’s The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. The Economist wrote that it was “set to […]

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