Books and articles about sustainability
Please browse the following collection of books and resources that have been identified as important works for students and educators. If you have any suggestions for additional resources that should be included here please let us know.
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. by Jenine Benyus
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. by Paul Hawken
Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update. by Meadows, Randers, and Meadows
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being, and Why No one Saw it Coming. by Paul Hawken
The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability. by Paul Hawken
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. by Bill McKibben
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way we Make Things. by McDonough and Braungart
Omnivores Dilemma: by Michael Pollon
The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention. by David Orr
Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World. by David Orr
The Sustainability Curriculum: the Challenge for Higher Education. by Blewitt and Cullingford
Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect. by David Orr
Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum. by Jones, Shelby, and Stirling.0 0 1 8 29 WMU OfS 29 7 30 14.0
The Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination. by David Worster
Walden: And Civil Disobedience. Thoreau
Silent Spring: by Rachel Carson
Cadillac Desert: by Marc Reisner
A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There: by Aldo Leopold
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Homescale Furniture. by Toby Hemenway
Permaculture. by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren
Edible Forest Gardens Volume 1. by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier
Edible Forest Gardens Volume 2. by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier
Introduction to Permaculture. by Mollison, Slay, and Jeeves
One Straw Revolution. by Fukuoka
Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World. by Alan Weisman
The Transition Handbook. by Rob Hopkins
The Transition Companion. by Rob Hopkins
Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. by David Holmgren
The Post Carbon Reader. by Richard Feinberg
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines. by Richard Heinberg
Environmental Problems and Behavioral Solutions. by Cone and Hayes
Behavior Analysis and Environmental Protection. by Accomplishments, Behavior, and Social Issues. by Lehman and Geller
Why Are We Not Acting to Save the World? by Skinner
Twenty Years Later: Why Are We Not Acting to Save the World? A Guest Editorial. by Rumph, Ninness, McCuller, and Ninness.
In Response: Can We Consume Our Way out of Climate Change? by L. Grant
Special Section: The Human Response to Climate Change. Ideas From Behavior Analysis. by Howard and Chance.
Engineering and Manufacturing
Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing. by G. Selinger, M. Khraisheh, and I. Jawa
Green Manufacturing: Fundamentals and Applications. by David Dornfield
Heward, W. L., & Chance, P. (Guest Eds.). (2010). Special section: The human response to climate change: Ideas from behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 145–206.
Grant, L. (2011). In response: Can we consume our way out of climate change? A call for analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 34, 245–266 No. 2 (Fall)
Lehman, Philip K & Geller, S. (2004). Behavior analysis and environmental protection: Accomplishments. Behavior and Social Issues. Spring/Summer 13 (1).
Rumph, R., Ninness, C., McCuller, G., Ninness, S. K. (2005). Guest editorial: Twenty years later, commentary on Skinner’s “Why we are not acting to save the world”. Behavior and Social
Issues, 14, 1-6.
Targowski, A. (2011). Towards a Wise Civilization (book chapter) Information Technology and Wisdom Development pp.185-218
Targowski, A. (2013). Wise Civilization (book chapter) Harnessing the Power of Wisdom pp. 123-136
Targowski, A. (2012). Spirituality 2.0: A Condition for a Wise Civilization. Dialogue and Universalism. Vol. xx 2012 no. 2. Pp. 133-143
Targowski, A. (2012). From Declining Western Civilization towards Wise Civilization, Competing and Sustaining in Business-driven Globalization. Electronic Journal of Management Science and
Informatics. (RECAI Revista Electronica en Ciencias Administrativas e Informatica). Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico. Vol.1. No.2.
Targowski, A. ”From Data to Wisdom in the Global and Civilizational Context, The Cognitive Perspective.(The Sustainability-oriented Information Systems Architecture of Wise
Civilization) Proceedings of the CENTRIS 2010, Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. 20-22, October, 2010, Viana do Castelo (Porto), Portugal.