Just a few of the books that have inspired us in our work.
- World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, By Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute, 2011
- Green Metropolis - Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability, By David Owen, Riverhead Books (Penguin Group), 2009
- Suburban Nation:The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, By Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk & Jeff Speck, North Point Press, 2001
- The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity, By Jeffrey Sachs, Random House Publishing, 2012
These organizations are doing essential work to protect and conserve the earth. Without advocates such as these to raise awareness and enlist action for the planet, human city dwellers would risk becoming disconnected from the natural world.
- Pacific Whale Foundation
Through their ocean eco-adventure cruises, they have educated nearly 3.5 million people about the marine environment, while raising needed funds to support critically needed whale and dolphin research studies, educational programs for adults and children, as well as important conservation programs, including our fight to stop commercial whaling.
- Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America's Largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Founded in 1892 by John Muir and friends, the Sierra Club's mission is:
- To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
- To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
- To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
- Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. They achieve this mission:
- Through the dedicated efforts of their diverse staff
- With the help of our many partners
- By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values
- Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC focuses on the efforts that we can take now to ensure that the future people habitat will be sustainable.
Links to the websites of a few of the news sources that we read to stay up-to-date on the news and events going on around the world.
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