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RE: [greenyes] Environmental Books List

Hi Michelle
its a great list - are you going to keep adding to it or is that it now?
Seeing the list of course makes me think of the gaps in it which I
immediately want to fill!
I will give you just two more suggestions for now though
eco - design - a category for that - I have just bought 'the eco-design
handbook' by alastair fuad-luke - Thames & Hudson pub 2002 ISBN
it is an amazing collection of ideas from designers in - mostly USA and
Europe - who are looking basically at zero waste concepts - being very
mindful of designing with the planet - its resources - lifecycle analysis
etc etc in mind and there is the most brilliant resume of all the different
ideas involved. Basically he is saying that it is through good design that
you push the agenda (which includes reuse - recycle compost etc etc etc)
2nd I would of course put in more composting contacts - since the main
wasted fractions of domestic waste & large municipal streams are
biodegradable we need to look at a whole range of solutions from promotion
of home composting - to on farm, community and centralised composting and
for a variety of materials and end uses.
You only have Mary Appelhof's site listed - what about the Elaine Ingham
with her soilfoodweb site - Cornell Uni have a good site - do you want it to
be focussed on the States? We will be launching our compost site soon for
community composting in the UK - loads of other good compost sites and

There is of course my own! and soon to be published - 'Reduce - Reuse and
Recycle' Green Books' (UK - they work with Chelsea Green)

Anyway - thanks for compiling the list!!

Nicky Scott
Chair Community Composting Network UK

> -----Original Message-----
> From: michelle smith [SMTP:pcrecycles@no.address]
> Sent: 23 March 2004 18:33
> To: Erich Stephens; sara stolfi; john trevor; mike mesolella; RECYC-L
> Listserv; Marty Davey; green yes listserv
> Cc: pcrecycles@no.address
> Subject: [greenyes] Environmental Books List
> Hello everyone,
> I just wanted to send out our (mostly) completed list of environmental
> books I have compiled for our environmental manual. (It will hopefully be
> out for Earth Day!) Thank you to everyone for your suggestions and I hope
> this list proves helpful and a starting point to an even bigger collection
> of resources!
> Take care,
> Michelle
> Fiction/ Poetry/ Nature Writing
> Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey
> The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey
> Elizabeth Bishop: The Complete Poems, 1927-1979
> A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
> Krik? Krak!, by Edwidge Danticat
> For the Time Being, by Annie Dillard
> Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard
> The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology, ed. Cheryll
> Glotfelty, Harold Fromm
> The Country of Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett
> Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver
> A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold
> Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda
> Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
> Turtle Island by Gary Snyder
> The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
> Walden by Henry David Thoreau
> Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
> Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams
> Recycling, Reuse and Waste Reduction
> Why Do We Recycle?: Markets, Values, and Public Policy, by Frank Ackerman
> The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice
> from the Union of Concerned Scientists, by M. and Leon Browner
> Recycling and the Politics of Urban Waste, by Matthew Gandy
> Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, by William McDonough
> Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage, by William Rathje, Cullen Murphy
> Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash, by Susan Strasser
> Professional
> Greening the Ivory Tower, by Sarah Hammond Creighton
> Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st
> Century: Lessons in Smart Management from Administrators, Staff, and
> Students, by Julian Keniry
> Harvard Business Review on Business and the Environment, by Amory Lovins,
> et al.
> Buying for the Future: Contact Management for the Environmental Challenge,
> by Kevin J. Lyons
> Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community Based Social
> Marketing, by Doug McKenzie-Mohr and William Smith
> Natural Resources/ Natural History/ History/ Pollution
> Human Ecology: The Story of Our Place in Nature from Prehistory to the
> Present, by Bernard Grant Campbell
> Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
> Coal: A Human History, by Barbara Freese
> Global Warming: The Complete Briefing, by John T. Houghton
> Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made
> Landscape, by James Howard Kuntsler
> Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on Finite Earth, by Jim Merkel
> Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water, by Marc
> Reisner
> Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, by Vandana Shiva
> The Secret Life of Plants, by Peter Tompkins
> The Diversity of Life, by Edward Osborne Wilson
> Essays/ Philosophy
> Off the Beaten Path: Stories of Place, edited by Joseph Barbato and Lisa
> Weinerman Horak
> The Culture of Agriculture, by Wendell Berry
> Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble, by
> Lester R. Brown
> When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle
> Against Pollution, by Devra Less Davis
> The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, by Masanobu
> Fukuoka
> Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time, by Jay Griffiths
> Dancing with Mosquitoes: To Liberate the Mind from Humanism- A Way to
> Green the Mind, by Theo Grutter
> The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking up to Personal and Global
> Transformation, by Thom Hartmann
> Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, by Paul
> Hawkens, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins
> Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth, by Bill
> McKibben
> Encounters with the Archdruid, by John McPhee
> The Control of Nature,by John McPhee
> The Mountains of California, by John Muir
> Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect, by David
> W. Orr
> Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth, by William
> E. Rees, Phil Testemale and Mathis Wackernagel
> Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath
> the Seas, by Carl Safina
> Earth Medicine: Ancestors' Ways of Harmony for Many Moons, by Jamie Sams
> Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of our Own Backyards, by Sara Bonnett
> Stein
> Consumerism
> Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things, by John C. Ryan and Alan
> Thein Durning
> Biography
> The Last American Man, by Elizabeth Gilbert
> For great books on sustainable living, please visit Chelsea Green Books,
> at:
> Websites
> Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (
> Grassroots Recycling Network (
> National Recycling Coalition (
> University of Oregon Campus Recycling Program Links Page
> (
> Environmental Virtual Campus (
> Dump and Run (
> Green Guide (
> Center for Environmental Citizenship (
> Student Environmental Action Coalition (
> Campus Ecology: National Wildlife Federation
> (
> Save Our Environment Action Center (
> Second Nature: Education for Sustainability (
> Envirolink (
> United Plant Savers (
> GreenPeace (
> National Wildlife Federation (
> Sierra Club of RI (
> Environmental Protection Agency (
> Composting Information (
> Electronic Green Journal of the University of Idaho
> (
> (This is an excellent site for information and book reviews on the latest
> environmental publications)
> Michelle Smith
> Recycling Coordinator
> Office of Environmental Health and Safety
> Providence College
> Providence, RI 02918
> (401) 865-1881
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