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G.E.T.’s Recommended Reading:

  1. Green Light at End of Tunnel_BW__VNNEW for 2016! Reinventing Green Building, by Jerry Yudelson. New Society Publishers, 2016. See the book review on page 26. This is a must-read for everyone interested in green building. Reinventing Green Building is an insider’s unique critique of why certified green buildings are failing to provide large-scale carbon reduction. It is a potent vision for the future that the green building industry needs NOW. Its web site is reinventinggreenbuilding.com

  2. Green Light at the End of the Tunnel, Learning the Art of Living Well without Causing Harm to Our Planet and Ourselves, By Anna Edey. Trailblazer Press, 2014. We all know that the way we are living is not sustainable. This book shows us the tools that are available to achieve sustainability and save the world, while we move on to a more comfortable and richer way of living in the process. It can be ordered online at solvivagreenlight.com.

  3. Growing Foods in Hotter Drier Climate_BW_VNGrowing Food in a Hotter Drier Climate, Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty, by Gary Paul Nathan. Chelsea Green, 2013. This book deals with the uncertainties that are increasingly becoming normal for those who garden or farm to grow food. The author is one of the world’s leading experts on growing food in dry climates. Bill McKibben wrote the foreword. The book’s web page can be visited at bit.ly/growing-food-in-hotter-land

  4. The Better World Shopping Guide, Every Dollar Makes A Difference, by Ellis Jones. Fifth edition. New Society Publishers, 2015. This book is advertised as, “The only comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers available, this book ranks every product on the shelf from A to F so you can quickly tell the ‘good guys’ from the ‘bad guys’ – turning your grocery list into a powerful tool to change the world.” The fact that it has gone into a fifth edition speaks to its usefulness. The book’s web page is betterworldshopper.com/book.html.

  5. The Backyard Orchardist, a complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden, by Stella Otto. Trade distribution by Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2016. This is an expanded and updated edition. Its intended readers are new fruit gardeners all over the country, and anyone who is into gardening, homesteading, and permaculture. Stella Otto’s website has several pages devoted to it. We suggest you start at stellaotto.com.The Backyard Orchardist_BW_VN

  6. The Life Cycles of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency, 1970 – 2035, by James K. Conand and Peter J. Balint. Oxford University Press, 2016. This book starts with an examination of the CEQ and EPA, starting in 1970. It then examines the possible trajectories on which these organizations could develop. The web page for the book can be visited by going to bit.ly/EPA-CEQ-lifecycles.

  7. An Unfinished Foundation, the United Nations and Global Environmental Governance, by Ken Conca. Oxford University Press, 2015. An Unfinished Foundation contains detailed case histories of how the environment has been treated in each of the UN’s four mandate areas (international law, peace and security, human rights, and human development). It offers a provocative critique of the UN’s historical approach to global environmental governance and argues for the importance of rights-based, peace-enhancing, and conflict-sensitive policies in the UN’s environmental work. Its web page can be visited at bit.ly/unfinished-foundation.

G.E.T.’s Recommended Documentaries:

  1. Disobedience_BW_VNDisobedience, by 350.org. This is a powerful video about the power of people who oppose climate change, environmental damage, and corporate and political corruption. The people who speak in it come from all parts of the world and are of all levels of society. Their words punctuate and clarify the video images, providing a provocative overall picture of the state of the world and what to do about it. Published on May 20, 2016. 32 minutes. ‘Disobedience’ is a must-see documentary. It is available on line, and its short length makes it especially easy to view. This documentary is available at: bit.ly/disobedience-video.

  2. how-to-let-go-of-the-world-_BW_VNHow To Let Go Of the World And Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change, by Josh Fox. In this video, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to twelve countries on six continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away? An HBO Documentary film. 127 minutes. Website: howtoletgomovie.com.

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