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.

Written in June 2008

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C Robb W. 444°

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

Written in June 2008

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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.

Written in June 2008

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

Written in June 2008

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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.

Written in June 2008

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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:

Written in June 2008

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A few good books to check out are:

"Living Green: A Practical Guide to Sustainability" by Greg Horn

"It's Easy Being Green" by Crissy Trask

and

I'm sure you've read it, but if not, check out the very informative, almost prophetic book:

"Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson

a real classic!

Written in July 2008

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