Book: Green This!
Some of the chemicals we use to maintain our homes are doing us and our families much more harm than good. In Greening Your Cleaning, Deirdre shows how cleaning a house in an environmentally responsible way can be as effective and often cheaper than the more traditional, toxic, means.
Book: Cradle to Cradle
The phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle” urges everyone to do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, “cradle to grave” manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world?
Book: Plastic Free
In Plastic-Free, Beth Terry shows you how you can too, providing personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and individual solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint.
Book: Plastic, A Toxic Love Story
From pacemakers to disposable bags, plastic built the modern world. But a century into our love affair, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy relationship. As journalist Susan Freinkel points out in this eye-opening book, we’re at a crisis point. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life. We’re drowning in the stuff, and we need to start making some hard choices.
Book: Plastic Purge
Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier and healthier? In Plastic Purge, ecologist, SanClements explains how plastics release toxins into your body and the effect they have on our health.
Book: The World Without Us
If human beings disappeared instantaneously from the Earth, what would happen? How would the planet reclaim its surface? What creatures would emerge from the dark and swarm? How would our treasured structures–our tunnels, our bridges, our homes, our monuments–survive the unmitigated impact of a planet without our intervention? In his revelatory, bestselling account, Alan Weisman draws on every field of science to present an environmental assessment like no other, the most affecting portrait yet of humankind’s place on this planet.
Book: This Changes Everything
In “This Changes Everything”, Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways.
Book: Teeth of the Lion
The Teeth of the Lion tells the story of the common dandelion. This little yellow flowering plant is remarkably widespread, and, for better or worse, known by just about everybody.
A changing world costs large sums to defend—think of the money that went to repair New Orleans or the trillions it will take to transform our energy systems. But the endless economic growth that could underwrite such largesse depends on the stable planet we’ve managed to damage and degrade. We can’t rely on old habits any longer.