20 Green Books You Should Read

Here’s 20 green books that I would recommend for you to read. How many have you read before?

Save the Earth by Jonathon Porritt

The red pill that started it all for me.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus

The book that inspired me to take up environmental engineering.

Earth in the Balance by Al Gore

Al Gore’s first book was not An Inconvenient Truth, but was this book written when he was still a Senator.

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart

Refining the way we look at waste and design.

What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers

The book that started the sharing economy movement.

The Climate Files: The Battle for the Truth About Global Warming by Fred Pearce

Uncovering the truth about Climategate.

Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats by Gwynne Dyer

Get ready for climate chaos.

How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate by Jeff Goodell

Summary of what geoengineering is all about.

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand

A view subscribed by some who are pro-nuclear and pro-GMO.

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart

The book that started the food waste movement.

The Great Disruption: How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy by Paul Gilding

Learn about the climate crisis and get ready for impact.

Worldchanging, Revised Edition: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century by Alex Steffen

Alex Steffen shares about our bright green future.

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: How Interface proved that you can build a successful business without destroying the planet by Ray Anderson

The late Ray Anderson shares the Interface’s sustainability story.

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems by Van Jones

Van Jones shares about the rising green tide which lifts all boats.

The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery

Good read on climate change.

Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn

First of a trilogy that explores human civilisation and our problems.

Endgame, Vol. 1 and 2 by Derrick Jensen

Disturbing two-part book about resistance and eco-terrorism.

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins

The right way to do business.

Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth by James Lovelock

The book that introduces the Gaia hypothesis.

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

The book that sparked the modern environmental movement.

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