Books help us become better informed about a wide range of important topics, including:

  • Key environmental issues and the science behind them
  • Stories told vividly about the health of our planet with facts and images
  • Sustainability in a historical context
  • How to evaluate our own lifestyles for sustainability
  • Books can convey important messages for children and adults


  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • How Bad Are Bananas: Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners-Lee
  • Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester R. Brown
  • Reasons for Hope by Jane Goodall
  • Actions:

  • Read to your children! [The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)]
  • Explore books for knowledge and inspiration
  • Research something that you are, or want to be, passionate about
  • Resources:
    Books About Sustainability
    Books about Sustainable Livestyles
    Environmental Books

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