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Green Resources

The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review
By Nicholas Stern
An independent, rigorous, and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of this crucial issue.

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
By Lester R. Brown
Lester Brown makes it very clear that we cannot continue to allow earth's essential systems to be "externalities" in the economic equation.

50 Ways to Save the Ocean
By David Helvarg, Phillipe Cousteau, Jim Toomey
This book focuses on practical, easily implemented actions everyone can take to protect our oceans. Topics include: stopping runoff pollution; fighting off-shore oil rigs; valuing wetlands and marine sanctuaries; protecting local water tables; proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette; supporting local marine education; how and where to vacation; what fish should and should not be eaten

The Better World Handbook: From Good Intentions to Everyday Actions
By Ellis Jones, Ross Haefler, Brett Johnson, Brian Klocke
Shows caring, busy people how to live according to their progressive values but still "have a life." Areas covered include planet-friendly ways to shop, eat, bank, invest, drive, get news, and more.

Making Kind Choices: Everyday Ways to Enhance Your Life Through Earth- and Animal-Friendly Living
By Ingrid Newkirk

Trash Talk: Save Time and Money Through Better Waste and Resource Management
by Lillian & Dave Brummet
Focuses on ways the average person can make small changes to do their part for the Earth.

Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
By Meadows, Randers, Meadows
Based on analyses by MIT scientists (the authors), this book discusses the limits to the planet's carrying capacity, i.e. how many of us humans the planet can sustain. They see trouble ahead, with the major factors being population growth and global warming. They discuss resource trends and strategies, assess a variety of possible outcomes, and offer hope that humanity can reverse course.

Cartoon Guide to the Environment
By Larry Gonick and Alice Outwater
Who ever said you have to read stuffy old books to learn about the environment?

Dancing With the Tiger: Learning Sustainability Step by Natural Step
By B. Nattrass, M. Altomare
Global capitalists can be creative, profitable industry leaders and still behave in a environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner.

Choose to Reuse
By Nikki and David Goldbeck
An Encyclopedia of Services, Businesses, Tools & Charitable Programs That Facilitate Reuse

The Urban/Suburban Composter
By Mark Cullen, Lorraine Johnson

Silent Spring
By Rachel Carson
Written in 1962, Carson's book remains a scary reminder about the insidious effects chemicals still have on all of us.

The Everglades: An Environmental History
By David McCally
Designed for both general readers and environmentalists. Discusses the natural and cultural histories of the Everglades as well as the negative impact of drainage, dams, development, and the sugar industry. Provides solutions to restore this unique ecosystem to health.

High and Mighty
By Keith Bradsher
SUVs—The World's Most Dangerous Vehicles & How They Got That Way

Energy: Use Less - Save More
By Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert
More than one hundred ideas for saving energy. These tips will save you money, and help you take your first steps in the fight against global warming and other air pollution.

Basics of Energy Efficient Living: A Beginner's Guide to Alternative Energy and Home Energy Savings
By Lonnie Wibberding
Learn what it takes to save energy, then take the next step and collect your own by finding out how much energy you can get from water, sun, wind, and wood. Then apply energy principles to make an energy budget and design your energy projects or house step-by-step.

You Can Prevent Global Warming (and Save Money!): 51 Easy Ways
By Jeffrey Langholz, Kelly Turner
Learn the benefits of compact fluorescent bulbs, energy-efficient refrigerators, cheaper heating and cooling techniques, smarter shopping, and more—all designed to save you money and reduce global warming and other environmental problems.

Climate Change: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren
By Joseph F. C. DiMento, Pamela M. Doughman
This book explains the scientific knowledge about global climate change clearly and concisely in nontechnical language, describes how it will affect all of us, and suggests how government, business, and citizens can take action against it.


Environmental Defense Fund
Linking science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems.

Conservation International
Works to conserve the Earth's living heritage – our global biodiversity – and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.

Works towards the protection and restoration of the world’s oceans.

Clean Water Action
A national organization of diverse people and groups working together for clean water.

The Nature Conservancy
A leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Global Living
Gives a list of projects – you choose what you’d like to be involved with. They give you choice of dollar amounts to donate and tell you exactly what that will buy.

Campaign Earth
Bringing everyday people to a new level of personal involvement in critical environmental issues, like global warming.

Union of Concerned Scientists
The leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.

Amazon Conservation Team
Works in partnership with indigenous people in conserving biodiversity, health, and culture in tropical America.

World Wildlife Fund
For more than 45 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature.

Earth Watch Institute
Go on a trip to do hands-on environmental work.

Be Green Now
Purchase energy credits and learn how to be “carbon neutral.” Opportunities to offset car emissions, home energy emissions, and air travel emissions. Or have a tree planted as part of a restoration project.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies.

Defenders of Wildlife
One of the country’s leaders in science-based, results-oriented wildlife conservation.

American Rivers
Works to protect and promote our rivers as valuable assets that are vital to our health, safety and quality of life.

Stop Global Warming.org