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Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development. By Chris Maser and Jane Silberstein. This volume uses sustainability as a framework to present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. It reviews the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. It then suggests alternative methods for guiding the ways in which we modify the landscape. It also makes the case that we can ultimately embrace the idea that our individual well-being depends upon the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters strike. More... | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>
Landscaping With Wildflowers & Native Plants. By William H. Wilson. Learn how to design a natural landscape or just grow a few wildflowers by your front path. Learn where to find seeds, how to take cuttings from wild plants, and much more. More...

The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living. By Josh Dorfman. Provides comprehensive guidance to fashion-forward consumers who are as concerned about the long-term health of our planet as they are about the design of their bathroom fixtures. Covers topics that range from clothing to electronic gadgetry, from home decor to recreation, and from gardening to financial investment. Dorfman lets us know which trends to watch and which eco-conscious products (cars, toothbrushes, cell phones, pet accessories) to buy. As Kindle | More… | Josh Dorfman EcoSpeakers Info >>

Lead Is a Silent Hazard. By Richard M. Stapleton. Guide to lead-proofing your home and child's environment. Using stories and interviews, this book explains how you can avoid or eliminate many sources of lead your child may encounter. More...

Leading Change Toward Sustainability: A Change-Management Guide for Business, Government and Civil Society. By Bob Doppelt. Describes the process required to move organizations toward sustainability and demystifies sustainability-change by providing a framework and methodology to transform organizations. To significantly slash greenhouse gases and prepare for climate change, organizations of all sizes will need to undergo an enormous shift in their thinking, cultures, practices and policies. Making this shift will require the use of proven sustainability-based organizational change strategies. As Kindle | More… | Bob Doppelt EcoSpeakers Info >>

Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment. By Pamela Gordon. This book dispels the myth that a business or organization has to choose between making a profit and protecting the environment. Appealing to employees at every level, it provides more than 100 examples of environmental practices from prominent companies – including Intel, Louisiana-Pacific, and Polaroid – that bring savings or new sources of revenue to an enterprise. It also coaches employees to make their environmental cases to management using no-nonsense business language – leading their argument with profitability. As Kindle | More… | Pamela Gordon EcoSpeakers Info >>

Learning from the Links: Mastering Management Using Lessons from Golf. By David K. Hurst. By examining golfers' and managers' struggles for improvement, Hurst shows us why complex systems are so hard to change and how to set about changing them. Using the latest thinking from fields as diverse as neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and anthropology, his purpose is to help readers make sense of their experience – to help them learn more effectively. Part business management book, part strategy guide, these are more than just lessons for one's game or one's office: these are lessons for life. As Kindle | More… | David K. Hurst EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Least Imperfect Path: A Global Journal for the Future. By John Ivanko. Spanning more than thirty countries, John Ivanko's adventures and experiences are captured in this travelogue. More than just the recounting of a journey, it provides insightful perspectives on a world undergoing both ecological and social change as well as clues for what might lead to a more regenerative, sustainable, and peaceful future. More… | John Ivanko EcoSpeakers Info >>
Liberating Faith: Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom. By Roger S. Gottlieb. This sweeping anthology shows how religion has joined with and learned from movements for social justice, peace, and ecological wisdom. It surveys the entire range of religious social activism, from liberation theology and feminist religion to ecotheology and peace activism. It includes position papers, denominational statements, manifestos, rituals, prayers, biographical accounts, and journalistic descriptions of real world struggles, beginning with a survey of ethical teachings from traditional sources. More... | Roger S. Gottlieb EcoSpeakers Info >>

Lifelines, The Case for River Conservation. By Tim Palmer. The health of our nation is reflected in the health of our rivers. These flowing streams supply our drinking water and they sustain the biological wealth of the continent. Central to our past and vital to our future, rivers are the lifelines, yet they are constantly under siege. Now we face increased diversion of flows, loss of riparian habitat, and pollution from toxic waste, feedlots, farms, and clearcuts. Palmer examines the alarming condition of rivers in today's world and reports on what people are doing to solve the challenging problems. As Kindle | More… | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>

Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction. By Terry Tamminen. A hard look at the health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil. While the petroleum industry is raking in huge profits, it is studiously avoiding measures that would lessen the hazards of its products. Using the successful lawsuits by state governments against big tobacco as a model, the author sets forth a bold strategy to hold oil and auto companies accountable and force industry reform. He also offers a blueprint for developing alternative energy sources based on California's real world experiences. As Kindle | More… | Terry Tamminen EcoSpeakers Info >>
Living Legacies: How to Write, Illustrate, and Share Your Life Stories. By Duane Elgin and Coleen Ledrew. Creating stories allows people to see and honor their connection to older and younger generations. Through such writing, individuals not only communicate the meaning and spirit of their lives to their loved ones but also gain perspective on the larger world. More… | Duane Elgin EcoSpeakers Info >>
Living with the Land. Edited by Christine Meyer and Faith Moosang. Stories of more than 20 communities struggling to regain control of their land or neighborhoods and to rebuild sustainable communities and environments. More...
Love Canal. By Lois Marie Gibbs. The blow-by-blow account of how residents first became aware of health problems caused by toxic chemicals at Love Canal. This updated edition continues the saga. More...
Luminous Mountains: The Sierra Nevada of California. By Tim Palmer. An evocative portrait of the whole Sierra Nevada range. Award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer captures the dazzling variety and enchantment of this revered and exquisite place, revealing the essence of the Sierra in a way that has never been done before. With 135 stunning photographs and engaging text, he guides us through the stormy white depths of winter and into ancient green forests suffused with life. With knowledge gleaned from decades of experience, he writes of the intricate workings of nature. More… | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>

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