What books would you recommend about climate change, simple living or helping the environment? ,

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I'd recommend A Good Life, by Leo Hickman; Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth? edited by Andrew Simms and Joe Smith, and How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Planet, by Tony Juniper.

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C Robb W. 429°

Climate Change begins at Home - Dave Reay
Heat - George Monbiot
Small is beautiful - EF Schumacher
Power Down - Richard Heinberg
Voluntary Simplicity - Duane Elgin

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Sophie J. 220°

Denial of Death by Ernst Becker (1976)
A New Earth, by Erchart Tolle (2007)

These are great summations of the human beliefs and attitudes that may have got us into the current environmental conundrum.

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Ishmael by Daniel Quinn,
Green Political Thought by Andrew Dobson,
Anything by Donald Worster

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One of my personal favorites is Country Wisdom & Know-How (8,167 Useful skills and steip-by-step instructions) - Storey Books. Also enjoyed Worldchanging. A user's guide for the 21st century. - Edited by Alex Steffen.

And as Sophie mentioned, A New Earth by Tolle will certainly help.

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Russ M. 130°

I've just read Nick Rosen's "Off Grid" - a great introduction to the subject, with a large focus on those ex-road protesters in the UK, now living in simple, small, off-grid communities and communes:

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