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Books on all aspects of green lifestyles and consumer choices. In addition to the obvious career, housing, transportation, dietary and consumer purchasing decisions that impact sustainability, everything from planning vacations to raising kids, from saving for your retirement to planning your own funeral, can be undertaken in a more environmentally sustainable manner. And a green lifestyle need not be dull, boring, or drab, but instead it can be fun, colorful, and stylish.

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Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial. By Mark Harris. Harris traces the history of burial in America, from frontier cemeteries to the billion-dollar business it is today, reporting on real families who opted for more simple, natural alternatives. He advocates green chemical-free burial and provides information on a variety of environmentally friendly burial options. Avoiding embalming keeps funeral waste out of our land and water, while burial in a shroud or cardboard coffin saves trees, minerals and energy. As Kindle | More... | Mark Harris EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial

Green Marketing: Opportunity for Innovation. By Jacquelyn Ottman. It provides an understanding of the multitude of interconnected issues involved in green marketing, describes the state of green consumerism, analyzes success strategies, and points to direction for the future. Includes case studies that show how green marketing can increase profits and market share and be a means to dialogue with and educate the public. It will also help you improve your company's environmental performance. Published in 1998, an updated version entitled The New Rules of Green Marketing (see below) is now available. More… | Jacquelyn Ottman EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Green Marketing: Opportunity for Innovation

House Transformed: Getting the Home You Want with the House You Have. By Linda Mason Hunter. Describes 20 projects that offer homeowners workable ideas, from connecting new and old parts of a house to gaining needed space through clever storage solutions. Shows how remodeling can enliven the spaces in a home, removing flaws, enhancing interior livability, increasing curb appeal, and making best use of the site. More... | Linda Mason Hunter EcoSpeakers Info >>

       House Transformed: Getting the Home You Want with the House You Have

Humanity's Environmental Future. By Ross McCluney. Analyzes climate change and the energy crisis as parts of a much bigger picture, all tied together in one comprehensive treatment. The issues involved are imbedded in the industrial world's economic and business theories, lifestyles, development policies, and educational and political structures. A major conclusion is that misplaced values and beliefs both drive humanity toward environmental disaster and prevent us from taking sufficiently comprehensive action. Concludes with specific reform proposals and positive suggestions for action. More… | Ross McCluney EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Humanity's Environmental Future

The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding. By Jacquelyn Ottman. Green products have been around since the 1970s, but it’s only in recent years that they’ve become ubiquitous. This book takes the best of Ottman’s previous groundbreaking work into the 21st century. Her “new rules” relegate “green guilt” approaches to the recycling bin, break green products out of their niche, and ultimately do a far better job of advancing the triple bottom line of people, profits, and planet. An emphasis on primary benefits is critical to winning over mainstream consumers. As Kindle | More… | Jacquelyn Ottman EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding

The World Is In My Garden: A Journey Of Consciousness. By Chris Maser. Based on the simple premise that a private garden is a metaphor for everything, including the ecological, social, personal, and spiritual realms. Chris and Zane Maser develop the metaphor in a rich way. Chris is an environmental scientist and activist who has worked around the world to protect and preserve the world’s ecosystems. The Masers show us how to connect a simple personal act (the home garden) to larger issues. Written with passion, warmth, and deep understanding, it is a book that teaches us how to live a more balanced life. As Kindle | More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The World Is In My Garden: A Journey Of Consciousness

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Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times. By Zoe Weil. By the cofounder and President of the International Institute for Humane Education, this book teaches parents how to raise their children to be humane in the broadest sense – to become not only more compassionate in their interactions with family and friends, but to grow up to make life choices that demonstrate respect for the environment, other species, and all people. The book includes chapters for early, middle, teenage, and young adult years, as well as activities, issue sidebars, cases, tips, and profiles. As Kindle | More… | Zoe Weil EcoSpeakers Info >>

Beyond the Fray: Reshaping America's Environmental Response. By Dan Chiras. American environmentalism’s goals have been too limited and too dependant on lobbying for laws. Chiras advocates individual responsibility and action, warning that we must make profound changes in our attitudes and the way we live. He recommends building a sustainable society patterned after nature: recycling, renewing resources, and controlling population. He urges flexibility and adaptability in resource management and suggests specific actions for individuals. More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

Biologic: Designing With Nature to Protect the Environment. By David Wann. Explains why we must all consider the environmental consequences of our individual and community actions in everything from the simple tasks of our daily lives to the construction techniques of major developments. In addition to thinking logically, we must learn to think biologically. More… | David Wann EcoSpeakers Info >>

Cruise Ship Blues. By Ross A. Klein. Cruising is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Cruise Ship Blues reveals its dark side and discusses what can be done to make the cruise business socially and environmentally accountable. More… | Ross A. Klein EcoSpeakers Info >>

Cruise Ship Squeeze: The New Pirates of the Seven Seas. By Ross A. Klein. Focuses on the politics and economics of an industry subsidized by ports as well as by local, regional, and national governments and running roughshod over environmental and other laws and regulations. Through confidential documents and meetings with port officials, corporate executives, politicians, and industry insiders, it includes information never previously reported. More… | Ross A. Klein EcoSpeakers Info >>

EcoKids: Raising Children Who Care for the Earth. By Dan Chiras. Because schools and the media cannot be counted on to produce an Earth-friendly citizenry, the task falls to parents. Yet even aware parents often lack the understanding and resources to take on such a task. EcoKids presents a coherent plan that helps parents foster love for nature, teach children the importance of environmental protection, promote environmental values, and inspire actions that will last a lifetime. A hopeful and motivating guide. Includes a resource section listing helpful books, articles, videos and organizations. As Kindle | More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

Greed to Green: the Transformation of an Industry and a Life. By David Gottfried. In this inspirational and personal memoir, David Gottfried tells the story of how he created the U.S. Green Building Council and the World Green Building Council while at the same time transforming himself from a greedy real estate developer to a founder of the global green building movement. According to author Paul Hawken, the Green Building Councils have transformed the world more than any other environmental organizations. Gottfried has also served as a sustainable development consultant for many of the leading sustainable building organizations in the United States. More… | David Gottfried EcoSpeakers Info >>

Green Your Home All in One For Dummies. By Eric Corey Freed. This 696-page book empowers readers to make ecologically-friendly improvements to each and every area of their home. A source book for readers looking for a substantial breadth of information and solutions yet unwilling to invest in four, five, or six books on the range of content they seek. This guide gives you easy-to-follow, budget-friendly tips. From using greener building materials to cutting your energy costs with green options for heating and cooling, you'll discover how to make your home cleaner, healthier, and more energy efficient. More… | Eric Corey Freed EcoSpeakers Info >>

Greening My Life: A Green Building Pioneer Takes on His Most Challenging Project. By David Gottfried. In this memoir, Gottfried discusses how innovations by the green building movement inspired a framework for a sustainable, integrative and rewarding life. It explores the disconnect between his highly successful career as the founder of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the creator of the LEED green building rating system, and a waning personal life plagued by pain and disappointing relationships. 'It's one thing to green a building, but another to green your life,' Gottfried explains. As Kindle | More… | David Gottfried EcoSpeakers Info >>

Kiss Off Corporate America: A Young Professional's Guide to Independence. By Lisa Kivirist. Your road map to creative self-employment, providing tangible resources, inspiration and support for creating your own entrepreneurial lifestyle. It is the first book to address the changing career needs of the post-boomer generation, proving tangible resources, motivation and support to explore alternatives. More… | Lisa Kivirist EcoSpeakers Info >>

Lessons from Nature: Learning To Live Sustainably On The Earth. By Dan Chiras. Chiras brings the concept of sustainability to life, defining it in a variety of contexts - economic, biological, political, and ethical - and exploring creative, practical ways to apply the principles of sustainability to nearly all aspects of modern life. More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

Reinventing Community: Stories from the Walkways of Cohousing. By David Wann. This book describes caring and active neighbors who enjoy their own privacy yet also share a wonderful sense of camaraderie and connection. It tells real-world stories of the people who live in these communities, whether they be in urban, suburban, or rural settings. Exploring everything from planning a cohousing community to moving in to the joys and challenges of daily life, Reinventing Community shares with its readers a sense of what it takes to build a true community in our often detached and disengaged modern world. As Kindle | More… | David Wann EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Safe Shopper's Bible: A Consumer's Guide to Nontoxic Household Products, Cosmetics, and Food. By David Steinman. Rates thousands of household products, personal care products, foods, and beverages. Its charts list products by brand name and rate them each for short-term and long-term health hazards. Readers can find out at a glance which products are more or less likely to provoke allergies or irritation, cause birth defects or cancer, trigger neurological problems, or pose other health hazards. In addition, the charts provide recommendations for the safest foods, toiletries, and household purchases. More… | David Steinman EcoSpeakers Info >>

Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown. By David Steinman. Safe Trip to Eden draws the connection between personal health and a healthy environment and argues both that global warming is a greater threat to national security than terrorism and that a "sound environmental policy" will enhance our standing in the world and strengthen our economy. It explains how reliance on petroleum-based products and chemical pesticides impacts health, national security and the planet, and it provides clear, simple steps we can take to make responsible environmental choices. As Kindle | More… | David Steinman EcoSpeakers Info >>

Sprawl Kills: How Blandburbs Steal Your Time, Health And Money. By Joel Hirschhorn. A hard-hitting book with a new market approach for replacing sprawl with Healthy Places. It explains why America is balanced precariously on the edge of a cliff, teetering as it looks at two distinct futures: one in which citizens are empowered as consumers and voters to get real housing, community and transportation choices to lead healthier, physically active lives, and another fraught with obesity, exclusion, worsening traffic, and disappearing greenspace. Learn how to fight corrupt sprawl politics, identify sprawl shills, and kill sprawl before it kills you. More... | Joel Hirschhorn EcoSpeakers Info >>

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