Green Read Recommendation:  "Eaarth" by Bill McKibben

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"Eaarth is purposefully misspelled because we no longer live on the planet we know of as "earth". Climate change and environmental degradation have already shaped our planet to such a degree that it is wholly different from what we still conceptualize it as. Eaarth really opened my eyes to everything that we have done to our world, everything we continue to do, and everything that we can do to fix it. It is a book about hope, and it has revitalized and energized me to continue to fight for the environment more than any other book or documentary ever has. This is one of those books that you should drop everything else for and read it. It's that important." -Danny Ruthenberg-Marshall ('11)

Student Resources


  • Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education (LB2326.3 .A383 2007)
  • Blue Gold : The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water (HD1691 .B37 2002)
  • Bottlemania : Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle over America's Drinking Water (HD9349.M542 R69 2009)
  • Cadillac Desert : the American West and its disappearing water (HD1739.A17 R45 1993)
  • Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (HN13 .D5 2005)
  • Earth Under Fire : how Global Warming is Changing the World (QC981.8.C5 B715 2007)
  • Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change (QC981.8.G56 K655 2007) 
  • High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them (GE148.R57 2002)
  • Oil on the Brain: Adventures From the Pump to the Pipeline (HD9560.5.M3185 2007)
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals (GT2850 .P65 2006)
  • Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change (LB3223.3.S89 2004
  • The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future. (HC430.E5 E36)
  • The World Without Us (GF75 .W455 2007)

DVDs: (Available at the Circulation Desk)

  • An Inconvenient Truth (QC 981.8.G56I536 2006)
  • Buyer Be Fair (HF1413 .B894 2006)
  • Gone Tomorrow : The Hidden Life of Garbage (HD4483 .G664 2005)
  • On Thin Ice (QE576.O5 2009)
  • Poisoned Waters (TD420.P657 2009) 
  • Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (QH545.P4R334 2007)
  • The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (HT352.U6E54 2004)

Available through USMAI Inter-Library Loan System

  • $20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline will Change our Lives for the better - Christopher Steiner, 2009
  • Confessions of a Radical Industrialist : Profits, People, Purpose : Doing Business by Respecting the Earth, Ray C. Anderson, 2009
  • Early Spring : An Ecologist and her children wake to a warming world, Amy Seidl, 2009
  • Eco Barons : the Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires who are Saving our Planet, Edward Humes, 2009
  • Edible Forest Gardens, Dave Jacke, 2005
  • Fostering Sustainable Behavior : An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing, Doug McKenzie Mohr and William Smith, 1999 
  • Getting Green Done : Hard truths from the front lines of the Sustainability Revolution, Auden Schendler,2009
  • The Green-Collar Economy : How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, Van Jones with Ariane Conrad, 2008
  • Natural Capitalism : Creating the Next Industrial Revolution,  Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins, 2000
  • Storms of my Grandchildren : The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. James Hansen ; illustrations by Makiko Sato, 2009
  • Stop Global Warming : The Solution is You! : An Activist's Guide. Laurie David, 2008
  • The Better World Handbook : Small Changes that make a Big Difference. Ellis Jones, Ross Haenfler, Brett Johnson, 2007
  • The step-by-step guide to sustainability planning : how to create and implement sustainability plans in any business or organization.  Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard, 2008