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Act Now, Apologize Later. By Adam Werbach. Decrying Washington's assault on our environment, Werbach writes, “It’s time to evolve from an aging movement that reacts to emergencies to a youthful movement with 'activision.'” More...

Advocacy after Bhopal: Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders. By Kim Fortun. The 1984 explosion of the Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India was one of the world's worst industrial disasters. Some have argued that the resulting litigation provided an "innovative model" for dealing with the global distribution of technological risk, while others consider the disaster a turning point in environmental legislation. Still others argue that Bhopal is what globalization looks like on the ground. This book explores these claims by focusing on the dynamics and paradoxes of advocacy in competing power domains. Spiraling outward from the victims' stories, the narrative sheds light on the way advocacy works within a complex global system, calling into question conventional notions of responsibility and ethical conduct. More...

Annapurna: A Woman's Place. By Arlene Blum. Blum's story of achieving the first ascent of the world's 10th highest mountain by an American and by a woman. Annapurna is for Blum a metaphor for difficult and important goals. Chosen by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the 100 best adventure books of all time. More… | Arlene Blum EcoSpeakers Info >>

Branching Out, Digging In: Environmental Advocacy and Agenda Setting. By Sarah Pralle. Explores how advocacy groups negotiate and strategize in increasingly competitive and complex political situations. By focusing on two cases of forest policy in the U.S. and Canada, the Clayoquot Sound controversy in British Columbia and the Quincy Library Group case in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, it shows the different ways advocacy groups exploit new opportunities and overcome constraints. Develops a dynamic new model of conflict management by advocacy groups that puts a premium on nimble timing, flexibility, targeting, and tactics to gain the advantage. As Kindle | More...

Breaking New Ground: A Personal History. By Lester Brown. An inspirational memoir tracing Brown’s life from a small-farm childhood to leadership as a global environmental activist. The Washington Post praised him as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.” At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he pieced together the clues that led him to sound the alarm on an impending famine in India, and his urgent warning helped save millions. He went on to found the Worldwatch and Earth Policy Institutes. His book, Who Will Feed China?, led to a broad restructuring of China’s agricultural policy. As Kindle | More…

The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century. By the Environmental Careers Organization. Organized for ease of use and fully updated, it is the most comprehensive and reliable resource available for information about environmental career opportunities. More...

Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government. By Joel Hirschhorn. Fake patriots manipulate a pseudo-democracy that no longer works for the good of its citizens. Delusional Democracy connects far-ranging dots for a compelling account of America’s steady decline and presents specific actions that can reverse it. Written for conservatives, libertarians, liberals, moderates, independents, greens, and progressives, as well as dissatisfied Democrats and Republicans. Delusional Democracy will convince readers that we the people have the power to begin American democracy over again. More...

Earth Work. By Joan Moody and Richard Wizansky. Outlines job search steps and provides information for entering the environmental field. Sections cover recycling, air and water quality, toxics, wetlands, and hazardous waste. More...

Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing. By Doug McKenzie-Mohr and William Smith. Social marketing identifies and overcomes barriers to long-lasting behavior change. This groundbreaking book on community-based social marketing is an invaluable guide for anyone involved in designing public education programs with the goal of promoting sustainable behavior, from recycling and energy efficiency, to alternative transportation. More... | Doug McKenzie-Mohr EcoSpeakers Info >>

Greenspeak: Fifty Years of Environmental Muckraking and Advocacy. By Michael Frome. A collection of addresses made from 1963 to 2001 that offer insight into virtually every major conservation issue of the second half of the twentieth century. These talks encapsulate the American environmental movement over its most turbulent and productive era. Frome is a strong, unflinching voice for environmental stewardship and the protection of nature. More...

Humanity's Environmental Future. By Ross McCluney. Analyzes climate change and the energy crisis as parts of a much bigger picture, all tied together in one comprehensive treatment. The issues involved are imbedded in the industrial world's economic and business theories, lifestyles, development policies, and educational and political structures. A major conclusion is that misplaced values and beliefs both drive humanity toward environmental disaster and prevent us from taking sufficiently comprehensive action. Concludes with specific reform proposals and positive suggestions for action. More... | Ross McCluney EcoSpeakers Info >>

Making a Difference Scholarships. By Miriam Weinstein. A unique guide listing scholarships awarded for social service, “social entrepreneur” funds for young people who start non-profits, college-based service scholarships, and fellowships. More...

Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence. By Melissa Everett. A timely and highly informative guide to a working life built on principled choices and an entrepreneurial attitude. It's "about" greener enterprises and technologies, socially responsible business, innovative nonprofit work, and reinventing government. With dozens of rich personal stories, and a thorough look at the options, this is the comprehensive life/work guide for people who care about their communities and the planet. As Kindle | More… | Melissa Everett EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Natural Step Story. By Karl-Henrik Robert. Dramatic, visionary and inspiring, The Natural Step Story will appeal to all with a passion for sustainability including business leaders, academics, journalists, activists, and students. More...

One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future. By Paul Ehrlich and Anne H. 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 >>

Our Ecological Footprint. By Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees. A powerful tool for measuring and visualizing the resources required to sustain our households, communities, regions and nations. Useful charts and clear illustrations. More...

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 >>

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 proven methods for transforming thinking and behavior, beginning first with the reader's own cognitive patterns, then moving to 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 >>

Promise Ahead. By Duane Elgin. When Voluntary Simplicity was first published in 1981, it quickly became recognized as a powerful and visionary work in the emerging dialogue over sustainable ways of living. Elgin describes the changes that an increasing number of Americans are making in their everyday lives, adjustments that are an active, positive response to the complex dilemmas of our time. Shows how by embracing voluntary simplicity - frugal consumption, ecological awareness, and personal growth - people can change their lives and protect our planet. As Kindle | More... | Duane Elgin EcoSpeakers Info >>

Resolving Environmental Conflict. By Chris Maser. An explanation of the transformative approach to facilitation, showing how to help parties empower themselves to define issues and reach settlements on their own terms through a better understanding of divergent perspectives. Examines concepts of development, sustainability, community, and a healthy environment. More... | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

Setting the Stage for Sustainabilty: A Citizen's Handbook. By Chris Maser, Charles R. Beaton, and Kevin M. Smith. 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 >>

Social Marketing: Influencing Behaviors for Good. By Nancy Lee and Philip Kotler. A valuable resource that uses concepts from commercial marketing to influence social action. Provides a solid foundation of fundamental marketing principles and techniques then expands on them to illustrate principles and techniques specific to practitioners and agencies with missions to enhance public health, prevent injuries, protect the environment, and motivate community involvement. More… | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

Tools for Environmental Management. By Dixon Thompson. An overview of environmental management systems as well as a set of 22 environmental management tools that can be applied on local, national and international scales. More...

Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Development. By Chris Maser. Explores the seldom-considered philosophical basis behind the models and methods of leadership, pointing the way to the essential qualities it takes to establish a shared vision of community life. This book explores numerous issues and considerations to cultivate well-rounded leadership and provide a more substantive blueprint for local activism. More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

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 >>

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