Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability:  the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

How do we become more sustaining in our habits in relation to our natural world, or have we tipped too far? Luckily there are many resources at our fingertips to help us with this daily human struggle in the form of books, those reassuring things that have always helped us gain knowledge and insight.

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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert - Book Review

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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781620409886
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 3rd, 2015

This is the place to begin for anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding of the devastating effects climate change is having on our planet and what the future looks like for us if we continue down the destructive path we've been on for centuries. Kolbert's updated edition remains as relevant and important today -- perhaps even more so -- as when first published in 2006. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton


Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781419723865
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 16th, 2017

Grocery shopping is something we all do, but seldom analyze. Ruhlman packs a shopping cart with information on farming, distribution, packaging, and pricing. His conclusions are generally hopeful: more humane treatment of animals, better farming methods, greater food knowledge, healthier eating habits, and, ideally, healthier people. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins - Book Review

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Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good Cover Image
By Chuck Collins, Morris Pearl (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781603586832
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 23rd, 2016

Third base was a cold, comfortless cocoon for Collins, whose inherited wealth brought him material splendor but social and emotional sterility. Involvement with individuals, groups, and organizations with financial needs allowed Collins to shed his moneyed isolation, and learn personal wealth appreciates where money can't be found. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Greenpeace Captain

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ISBN: 9781250079541
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - April 19th, 2016

Peter rose from crew to Captain participating and leading many Greenpeace actions around the globe for 35 years . He describes exciting and meaningful encounters, effectively dramatizing environmental choices we have made. ~ Reviewed by Vicki Ward


Full Fathom Five

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Full Fathom Five: Ocean Warming and a Father's Legacy Cover Image
By Gordon Chaplin, Stan Waterman (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781628726114
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Published: Arcade - May 3rd, 2016

Gordon Chaplin's loving depiction of a vanishing undersea wilderness of fishes and reefs in the Bahamas. Part memoir of growing up collecting and cataloguing specimens with his larger-than-life scientist father while free-diving in "gin clear" waters, part reflection on loss and longing for "home," this is a poignant and fascinating read. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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