Live Green!

The green revolution is here and it is being written about.  Find out how you can live a greener, more sustainable life by reading some of these books from the library.

  • A Declaration of Energy Independence
    by Jay Hakes

    "A Declaration of Energy Independence takes a nonpartisan, honest approach to energy issues and answers fundamental questions like whether the price of oil will ever go down; whether global warming is a real threat; and whether ethanol and other biofuels make sense in the long run." "As the former head of the Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy, author Jay Hakes

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  • American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau

    Author and activist McKibben gathers the essential American writings that changed the way the public looks at the natural world. “American Earth” features essays by Walt Whitman, Rachel Carson, Barbara Kingsolver, Michael Pollan, and dozens more.

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
    by Barbara Kingsolver

    When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. 

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  • Beyond Fossil Fools: The Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040
    by Joseph M. Shuster

    Joe Shuster’s Beyond Fossil Fools opened my eyes. It is a political, economic, and financial epiphany. The book compellingly explains why the United States must move to clean, renewable, and affordable energy in the next 30 years.

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  • Disappearing Destinations
    by Kimberly Lisagor

    Machu Picchu is a mesmerizing, ancient Incan city tucked away in the mountains of Peru, but it is rapidly being worn down by the thousands of feet treading across its stones. Glacier National Park is a destination long known for the stunning beauty of its ice floes, but in our lifetimes it will have no glaciers due to global warming.

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  • Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World
    by Gary Braasch

    “In 1999, photojournalist Gary Braasch began a journey around the world to observe and document environmental changes resulting from the warming of our planet. In this book, he brings us along to witness firsthand what he saw as he crossed both the Antarctic and Arctic Circles, trekked above 15,000 feet in the Andes, dove on damaged coral reefs, and followed scientists into the field on four continents.

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  • Earth, the Sequel: the Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
    by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn

    Krupp, who is President of the Environmental Defense Fund, has joined with Horn, an EDF staffer, to describe what the global community needs to achieve in order to reduce the effects of global warming.

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  • Environmental History and the American South

    The editor gathers fifteen of the most important essays written in the field of southern environmental history over the past decade. Ideal for course use, the volume provides a convenient entree into the recent literature on the region as it indicates the variety of directions in which the field is growing.

  • Farewell My Subaru
    by Doug Fine

    A journalist who contributes to National Public Radio recounts hardwon lessons he learned from trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle “with a minimum of hypocrisy.”

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  • Go Green, Live Rich
    by David Bach

    Internationally renowned financial expert and bestselling author David Bach has always urged readers to put their financial lives in line with their values. But what if your values are a cleaner and greener earth? Most people think that “going green” is an expensive choice they can’t afford.

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  • Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely

    This comprehensive guide provides ideas and solutions for consumers who have made the decision to lead a more environmentally-conscious life.

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  • Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care
    by Deirdre Imus

    The second volume in the New York Times bestselling Green This! series, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care is a complete guide to raising healthy kids. Environmental activist and children’s advocate Deirdre Imus addresses specific issues faced by children in every age group-from infants to adolescents and beyond.

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  • Hell and High Water: Global Warming–The Solution and the Politics
    by Joseph J. Romm

    Romm (founder and executive director, Center for Energy and Climate Solutions) spends the first half of his book on global warming painting a dire scenario of the next 100 years if we do not find the political will to fundamentally change course over the next decade.

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  • Hey Mr. Green
    by Bob Schildgen

    For years, Bob Schildgen (aka “Mr. Green”) has been answering real-world questions about green living in his Sierra magazine column. Readers know they’re getting up-to-the minute, authoritative responses, backed by the research and experience of the Sierra Club. But they’ve also come to expect a refreshing dose of common sense-and often a good laugh-because Bob is a funny guy with his feet on the ground.

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  • Leading by Example
    by Bill Richardson

    Bill Richardson launched his campaign for the presidency to remind the American people-and their representatives in Washington-that we know how to get things done. We need to end our dependence on oil, and we need to do it yesterday. This isn’t something that’s going to happen only in Washington, or Detroit, or even Hollywood or Tokyo.

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  • Living Like Ed
    by Ed Begley, Jr.

    A committed environmentalist for more than thirty years, Ed Begley, Jr., has always tried to “live simply so others may simply live.” Now, as more and more of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet and live a better, greener life. Ed shares his experiences on what works, what doesn’t-and what will save you money!

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  • The Complete Guide to the Green Home
    by Philip Schmidt

    This beautiful step-by-step guide features a host of practical projects and practices for green-thinking homeowners with a hands-on attitude. Offering a boost for the spirit, a refresher for the body, and a balm for the planet, it is a comprehensive primer for eco-friendly home stewardship.

  • The Eco Chick Guide to Life
    by Starre Vartan

    Offering young women in their 20s and 30s practical tips for lowering their impact on the Earth, this timely guide provides hundreds of ideas on how to be ecologically smart and still be stylish and trendsetting.

  • The Green Bride Guide
    by Kate L. Harrison

    The Green Bride Guide has everything eco-conscious couples need to make their event more sustainable. Green wedding veteran and environmentalist Kate L. Harrison offers hundreds of eco-friendly choices in one handy reference.

  • The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming
    by Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King

    Last Year, awareness about global warming reached a tipping point. Now one of the most dynamic writers and one of the most respected scientists in the field of climate change offer the first concise guide to both the problems and the solutions.

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  • The Organic Food Shopper’s Guide
    by Jeff Cox

    Why Should You Choose Organic Foods? Organic food has never been more popular, and for good reason: it tastes better, it’s more nutritious, and it’s better for the environment. This handy guide shows you how to select the freshest, tastiest varieties and transform your organic groceries into memorable meals.

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  • The Organic Lawn Care Manual
    by Paul Tukey

    Tukey, a self-confessed mowing addict, answers the growing demand for organic grass with a comprehensive volume of natural lawncare information. Step by step, he takes readers through the many elements that work together to form a healthy, organic lawn.

  • Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food
    by Pamela C. Ronald

    “Tomorrow’s Table chronicles roughly a year in the life of the Ronald-Adamchak household. Ronald and Adamchak guide us through their day-to-day lives, giving us a taste of what organic farmers and geneticists actually do. They discuss the contents of their own largely organic pantry, what they choose to feed their children, and what their criteria are for inputs for a sustainable agriculture.”

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  • Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future
    by Iain Carson and Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

    The auto and oil industries are at a crossroads where financial and geopolitical troubles will force them to change. Two industry experts at “The Economist” describe why and how this is going to happen.

Last updated: February 27, 2014