These are some of the new books on environmental topics on our shelves. Place a hold to pick them up at the branch of your choice!
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril Kathleen Dean Moore & Michael P. Nelson, Editors
Over eighty visionaries—naturalists, theologians, activists, scientists, business leaders, elected officials, and writers—join together in Moral Ground to urge moral responsibility to the planet in the face to daunting environmental destruction. Their stories, letters, economic analyses, poems, essays and proclamations call us to do the right thing for the planet, its animals, plants and people.
Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide by Meegan Jones
Jones takes you through all aspects of event planning—energy, transport, water, waste, supply chains and communications—with a green lens. You’ll find checklists and tools for measuring performance, along with real-life case studies from various events like Burning Man (US), Glastonbury Festival (UK), and Big Day Out Festival (Australia).
The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget by Leda Meredith
Learn how to incorporate more locally grown foods into your meals, affordably and conveniently with this New York City locavore and edible and medicinal plant instructor.
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Keith
Keith examines the myth of vegetarianism: that a plant-based diet can feed the world and save the planet and argues that if we are to “save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them.” Well written, and deeply personal, it’s another manifesto to eating locally.
rebar: modern food cookbook by Audrey Alsterberg and Wanda Urbanowicz
This book has been around since 2001, but we’ve just purchased some shiny new copies. The original rebar opened in 1988 in Victoria. More than two decades later the restaurant is going strong in new digs and is a west coast institution. Recreate their legendary dishes with this cookbook.
The Hybrid House: Designing with Sun, Wind, Water and Earth by Catherine Wanek
Hybrid houses incorporate smart design, energy-sipping construction techniques and home-generated power. The houses in this book, from across North America and Europe are also jaw-droppingly gorgeous. They feel healthy just to look at, never mind live in.