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[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0609804995/ref=pd_kar_gw_1/002-3426386-6388016?n=283155 The Great Work] by Thomas Berry. ''Berry asks us to move from being a disruptive force on the earth to a benign presence. He calls this our great work - the most necessary and most ennobling work we will ever undertake.''  
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[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0609804995/ref=pd_kar_gw_1/002-3426386-6388016?n=283155 The Great Work] by Thomas Berry. <br>''Berry asks us to move from being a disruptive force on the earth to a benign presence. He calls this our great work - the most necessary and most ennobling work we will ever undertake.''  
  
 
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[http://www.amazon.com/Plan-2-0-Rescuing-Civilization-Trouble/dp/0393328317 Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble] by Lester Brown. President of the Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown begins by describing the devastation to our planet wrought by years of industrialization and a "throw-away" economy.  In the second part of the book, he details many sustainable solutions and even how they might be funded. (2 copies)
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[http://www.amazon.com/Plan-2-0-Rescuing-Civilization-Trouble/dp/0393328317 Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble] by Lester Brown. (2 copies) <br> ''President of the Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown begins by describing the devastation to our planet wrought by years of industrialization and a "throw-away" economy.  In the second part of the book, he details many sustainable solutions and even how they might be funded.''
  
 
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[http://www.amazon.com/Silent-Spring-Rachel-Carson/dp/B001TODNZK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347649549&sr=1-1&keywords=silent+spring+rachel+carson Silent Spring] the classic that launched the environmental movement by Rachel Carson
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[http://www.amazon.com/Silent-Spring-Rachel-Carson/dp/B001TODNZK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347649549&sr=1-1&keywords=silent+spring+rachel+carson Silent Spring] by Rachel Carson <br> ''The classic that launched the environmental movement.''
  
  
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Is_Beautiful Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered] by E. F. Schumacher. ''Argues that bigger is not always better. Contends that the workplace should be dignified and meaningful first, efficient second, and that nature (and the world's natural resources) is priceless.''
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Is_Beautiful Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered] by E. F. Schumacher. <br>''Argues that bigger is not always better. Contends that the workplace should be dignified and meaningful first, efficient second, and that nature (and the world's natural resources) is priceless.''
  
  
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[http://www.amazon.com/Trust-Social-Virtues-Creation-Prosperity/dp/0684825252/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357317014&sr=1-5&keywords=fukuyama Trust: The Social Virtues And The Creation Of Prosperity] by Francis Fukuyama (donated from Bryan Mets)
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[http://www.amazon.com/Trust-Social-Virtues-Creation-Prosperity/dp/0684825252/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357317014&sr=1-5&keywords=fukuyama Trust: The Social Virtues And The Creation Of Prosperity] by Francis Fukuyama (donation from Bryan Mets)
  
 
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Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough & Michael Braungart




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Earth in the Balance by Al Gore.




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Earth Prayers from Around the World edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon




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The Great Work by Thomas Berry.
Berry asks us to move from being a disruptive force on the earth to a benign presence. He calls this our great work - the most necessary and most ennobling work we will ever undertake.




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Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability by William McDonough & Michael Braungart



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Hope Dies Last: Making a Difference in an Indifferent World by Studs Terkel




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Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

Review by Chris Blauvelt:

Richard Louv's Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder is a reminder of how much the digital age has changed the way our youth interact, or don't interact, with the world around them. As an eighties baby, the book brought back memories of my Calvin-and-Hobbes-like adventures in the creek behind my house or my grandparents' farm - and put that in stark contrast with the sadly disconnected state of kids today with nature. The book is full of examples, perhaps too many, as I felt the book became repetitive after the initial 50 pages but still worth a glance.



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Make It Count: How To Generate A Legacy That Give Meaning To Your Life by John Kotre, PhD




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The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka (donated from Byran Mets)




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Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell




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Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester Brown. (2 copies)
President of the Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown begins by describing the devastation to our planet wrought by years of industrialization and a "throw-away" economy. In the second part of the book, he details many sustainable solutions and even how they might be funded.




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Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth by Jim Merkel




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A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold



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Seasons of Life: Our Dramatic Journey from Birth to Death by John Kotre & Elizabeth Hall




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Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford




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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
The classic that launched the environmental movement.





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  • Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher.
    Argues that bigger is not always better. Contends that the workplace should be dignified and meaningful first, efficient second, and that nature (and the world's natural resources) is priceless.





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Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression by Dale Maharidge



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The Forest Unseen by David George Haskill.





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The Third Industrial Revolution by Jeremy Rifkin




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Trust: The Social Virtues And The Creation Of Prosperity by Francis Fukuyama (donation from Bryan Mets)




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Uncommon Learning Henry David Thoreau on Education



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Voluntary Simplicity Discussion Course by Duane Elgin




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What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers




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The World Is Flat; A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman. The World Is Flat is the timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents.





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The World Without Us by Alan Weisman