Sustainable Information 

The following is a list of suggested reading on the subject of sustainable development.

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Research / White Papers

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Electricité de France (EDF) Providing services to rural populations
- Case Study 2007
Daniel Sitarz (Editor), President's Council on Sustainable Development
Sustainable America: America's Environment in the 21st Century - One of a series of reports issued by the President's Council on Sustainable Development, of which Ray Anderson is co-chair, Sustainable America focuses on major issues areas and recommendations for action, including success stories.
Worldwatch Institute
Vital Signs: The Trends that are Shaping Our Future - Statistics of long term global environmental trends. Grain production, feed grain use, carbon emissions, fertilizer use, peacekeeping expenditures, tobacco industry.

Worldwatch Institute

State of the World: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society - Published each year by the Worldwatch Institute. In-depth analysis of trends. Environmental effects of current trends in economic growth.
 

Sustainable Business Development

Benjamin M. Friedman
The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth
Robert Wright
Nonzero - The Logic of Human Destiny
Joel Makower
Beyond the Bottom Line: Putting Social Responsibility to Work for your Business and the World
Lester Brown
Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth
Herman Daly
Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development
Brian Nattrass, Mary Altomare
Dancing with the Tiger: Learning Sustainability Step by Natural Step
Paul Hawken
The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability - Hawken's vision of a restorative economy, the next industrial revolution.
Ray C. Anderson
Mid-Course Correction Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model -Recounts Ray Anderson's awakening to the importance of environmental issues and outlines the steps his company, Interface, Inc., is taking to become a sustainable enterprise.
Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins
Natural Capitalism - In Natural Capitalism, three top strategists show how leading-edge companies are practicing "a new type of industrialism" that is more efficient and profitable while saving the environment and creating jobs.
Joseph J. Romm
Lean and Clean Management: How to Boost Profits and Productivity by Reducing Pollution
Brian Nattrass, Mary Altomare, Brian Naijrass
The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology & the Evolutionary Corporation (Conscientious Commerce)
Paul Hawken
The Next Economy
Brian Czech
Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and a Plan to Stop Them All
Roger Cowe and Jonathon Porritt
Government's Business: Enabling Corporate Sustainability
Chad Holliday
Walking the Talk: The Business Case for Sustainable Development
 

Built Environment / Energy / Environment

Daniel Yergen
The Prize - The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power - Seminal work telling the panoramic history of oil and the struggle for wealth and power that always surrounded oil.
Dianna Lopez-Barnett and William Browning
A Primer on Sustainable Building
Rocky Mountain Institute (Alex Wilson, Jen Seal-Uncapher, Lisa McManigal, Hunter Lovins, Maureen Cureton, and William Browning) foreword by James Chaffin, Jr., President of Urban Land Institute
Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate
Rachel L. Carson - Al Gore (Introduction),
Silent Spring - A seminal work of the 1960's, Silent Spring is among the first calls for environmental action, examining the ecological damage done by unresearched chemicals
Jeremy Leggett
The Carbon War: Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era
The Earthworks Group
50 Simple Things Your Business Can Do to Save the Earth
Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows (Contributor), Jorgen Randers (Contributor)
Beyond the Limits: Confronting Global Collapse, Envisioning a Sustainable Future - A sequel to The Limits of Growth, three of the original authors argue that Earth's environmental decline is accelerating, and outline immediate actions necessary to bring demands on material resources within natural limits. "Boldly pragmatic."
Al Gore
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It - Best-selling work on our planet's environmental crisis. An Inconvenient Truth focuses on Al Gore's travels in support of his efforts to educate the public about the severity of the climate crisis.
Ronald Bailey (Editor), Competitive Enterprise Institute
The True State of the Planet - Argues that such issues as overpopulation, deforestation and global warming are nonthreatening, and that concerns should instead be directed towards the problems of fisheries, fresh water, and third-world pollution -- and the political causes behind them.
 
 

 

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