IMG_1835.jpeg

SUSTAINABLE MILTON READING LIST

BIOGRAPHY

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

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

BOOKS TO CHECK OUT:

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

 

Losing Earth: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich, 2019 - reveals the birth of climate denialism and the genesis of the fossil fuel industry’s coordinated effort to thwart climate policy through misinformation propaganda and political influence. 

 It's Getting Hot in Here: The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change by Bridget Heos

(for Gr 7-9)

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

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster  by Bill Gates

Drawdown by Paul Hawken



FOOD 

Also see our specific FOOD INFORMATION PAGE!

Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America by Liz Carlisle, 2015, - the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.

Stolen Harvest: the Hijacking of the Global Food Supply by Vandana Shiva, 2000, - explores the devastating effects of commercial agriculture and genetic engineering on the food we eat, the farmers who grow it, and the soil that sustains it.

World Hunger: 10 Myths by Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins, 2015 -refutes the myths that prevent us from addressing the root causes of hunger across the globe and offers solutions to hunger worldwide, arguing that sustainable agriculture can feed the world. 

NATURE 

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson, 1951 - a survey of what we know about the seas of the Earth, describes hidden mountains and canyons of the deepest ocean and explains how they were mapped; tells us how islands are "born," how they are populated by plants and animals, and how they are altered; and explains global winds, rains,currents and tides and how our world is primarily a watery globe.

ARTICLES
:  

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

FILM


List of Best Climate and Sustainability Documentaries

Complied November 2021 by Ryan Hagen (LinkedIn)

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

Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, 2006.

The Biggest Little Farm 2019. View the Official Trailer

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE 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)