SUSTAINABLE MILTON READING LIST​
 

WHAT WE ARE READING/LISTENING TO NOW:

THE DAILY: The Supreme Court Case That Could Doom US Climate Goals

Energy Policy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Inside Clean Energy: Navigating the U.S. Solar Industry’s Spring of Discontent

New York Time: Climate and the Enviroment

BOOKS TO CHECK OUT

Braiding Sweet Grass 2020 by Robin Wall Kimmerier.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need  2021 by Bill Gates.

Losing Earth: A Recent History 2019 by Nathaniel Rich​.

Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth 2021 by Tony Hiss.

Drawdown 2017 by Paul Hawken.

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a FantasticFuture 2015 by Ashlee Vance.

FOR KIDS:

It's Getting Hot in Here: The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change 2016 by Bridget Heos (for Gr 7-9).

CLIMATE CHANGE

INFORMATIVE LINKS:

Inside Climate News - https://insideclimatenews.org/

Plug In America - https://pluginamerica.org

Project Drawdown - https://www.drawdown.org

ClimateXchange - https://mailchi.mp/climate-xchange/u6nfap67n4-1796358?e=e57f4b23f7

Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative - https://capecodclimate.org

 

FOOD 

Article: Save Our Food. Free the Seed. https://nyti.ms/2Wtt5tO

Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America 2015 by Liz Carlisle.
‍Stolen Harvest: the Hijacking of the Global Food Supply 2000 by Vandana Shiva.
World Hunger: 10 Myths 2015 by Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins.
‍Also see our specific 
FOOD INFORMATION PAGE!

NATURE 

The Nature of the Oaks by Douglas W Tallamy 2021- The importance of these Native Species on our Ecology throughout the seasons.

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson, 1951.

FILMS
List of Best Climate and Sustainability DocumentariesComplied November  by Ryan Hagen (LinkedIn)​ 2021.

An Inconvenient Truth the Sequel: Truth To Power by Al Gore 2017.

An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore 2006.​

The Biggest Little Farm 2019. View the Official Trailer

GARDENING BOOKS

Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens. Douglas W. Tallamy, Timber Press, 2007 and subsequent reprints

‍Gaia's Garden: a Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Toby Hemenway, Chelsea Greene Publishing Co., 2000

‍Native Plants for New England Gardens. Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe, Globe Pequot Press, 2018

‍Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation. Donald J. Leopold, Timber Press, 2005

‍The Living Landscape: Designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden. Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, Timber Press, 2014

‍The Contrary Farmer. Gene Logsdon, Chelsea Green, 1995

‍Composting- an Easy Household Guide. Nicky Scott, Chelsea Green, 2005

 

CLASSICS

A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There. Aldo Leopold, Oxford University Press, 1949 (1987 Commemorative edition with introduction by Robert Finch)

‍Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards. Sara Stein, Houghton Mifflin, 1991.

‍Silent Spring. Rachel Carson, Houghton Mifflin, original edition 1962 (1994 reprint with introduction by Al Gore, V.P.) 

‍The Unsettling of America:  Culture and Agriculture. Wendell Berry. Sierra Club Books/Counterpoint Press (1977) (2015)