Sustainability Book Guide

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November 16, 2023

Looking for some books to read over winter break? Check out our list of book recommendations! This list is not exhaustive, so send us your recommendations to add to the list!


All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson 

all we can save


The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—And How We Can Make It Better by Annie Leonard

the story of stuff


Working to Restore: Harnessing the Power of Regenerative Business to Heal the World by Esha Chhabra

working to restore


Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America by Beth Hoffman 

bet the farm


Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

eating animals


The Climate Action Handbook: A Visual Guide to 100 Climate Solutions for Everyone by Heidi A. Roop

Climate action handbook


Goodbye Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki 



Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson 

Climate justice


Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman 

farming while black


Wear No Evil: How to Change the World With Your Wardrobe by Greta Eagan

wear no evil


Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life by Jen Chillingsworth

live green


The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet by Leah Thomas 

intersectional environmentalist


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

braiding sweetgrass


Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics by Jennie Romer 

can i recycle this?


The Conscious Closet by Elizabeth L. Cline

the conscious closet


The Waste-Free World: How the Circular Economy Will Take Less, Make More, and Save the Planet by Ron Gonen 

the waste-free world


The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis by Cristina Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac 

the future we choose


Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming by Liz Carlisle 

healing grounds


Consumed: The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism by Aja Barber 



How to Save the World for Free by Natalie Fee

how to save the world for free


The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert 

the sixth mass extinction


As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker 

as long as grass grows


The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power Privilege, and Environmental Protection by Dorceta E. Taylor

american conversations


Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta E. Taylor 

toxic communities


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren 

the story of more


How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos by David Pogue 

how to prepare


Rebuilding Earth: Designing Ecoconscious Habitats for Humans by Tereasa Coady

rebuilding earth


The Octopus in the Parking Garage: A Call for Climate Resilience by Rob Verchick