Green Living


  • Better World Shopper. This site rates various everyday products, from clothing to chocolate, based on the categories of human rights, the environment, animal protection, community involvement and social justice. A great site for analyzing what you buy.
  • EcoIQ Magazine. This website exists to help move all fields of inquiry and human activity toward sustainability. Features a speaker's bureau and terrific links.
  • Earth911. An excellent source for learning how to recycle and properly dispose of many products from automotive parts to commonly used household goods. Just enter the product you need to dispose of and your zip code in their search engine and they will find a facility near you.
  • A great site for living green, this site contains building materials, organic fibers, where to find and buy sustainable products, etc.
  • Ecological Footprint. This site features an online quiz to learn about your environmental footprint, from
  • The Green Guide. Created by National Geographic, The Green Guide is a great source for environmental news, tips and tools.
  • Green News Updates. A free blog resource that selects and aggregates the most reliable information, news, reports and opinion essays on dozens of areas related to sustainability.




  • A Safe and Sustainable World: The Promise of Ecological Design, Nancy Jack Todd (Island Press, 2006).

  • Capitalism as if the World Matters, Jonathon Porritt (Earthscan 2007).

  • Fostering Sustainable Behavior, Doug McKenzie-Mohr and William Smith (New Society Publishers, 1999). This groundbreaking book makes the point for community based social marketing as a way to institute sweeping changes in public behavior. As our consumption patterns threaten the Earth's ability to support life, this new field of social marketing is rapidly expanding. The book is a great guide for those interested in exploring their own behavior, or in instituting program s that promote sustainable behavior, from recycling to alternative transportation and everything in between.
  • In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan (Penguin, 2009).

  • Natural Capitalism, Paul Hawkins, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins (BackBay Books, 2000). This ambitious, visionary book sets out to show how business can be good for the environment, and how huge profits can be made by rethinking the way we make, market, sell, use and reconstitute things once they have served their useful first life. Written by members of the Rocky Mountain Institute environmental think tank, the authors argue for reinventing our relationship with nature and for a marriage between environmentalism and capitalism.

  • Our Ecological Footprint, Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees (New Society, 1996). The authors provide a powerful tool for measuring and visualizing the resources required to sustain our households and communities. With complex mathematical formulas, the authors clearly indicate that at our current rate of resource consumption, our lifestyle and fragile ecosystems are unsustainable.

  • Sustainable Business Theory: Capitalism at the Crossroads, Stuart Hart (Wharton School, 2005).

  • The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability, Paul Hawken (HarperBusiness, 1994).

  • The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology, and the Evolutionary Corporation, Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare (New Society, 1999).

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan (Penguin, 2006).

  • The Population Bomb, Paul Ehrlich (Sierra Club, 1968).

  • The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature, David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell (Greystone, 1999).

  • “The Tragedy of the Commons,” Garrett Hardin, Science 162 (3859): 1243–1248, 1968. (article)

  • Thousand Shades of Green: Sustainability Strategies for Competitive Advantage, Pieter Winsemius and Ulrich Guntram (Routledge, 2002).

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