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Sustainability Book Club

*Thank you so much for a great year of book club! We're busy selecting books for next year. Check back in a few weeks for the book selections for the summer and upcoming semesters.*

Each month, the Office for Sustainability invites everyone in the AU community to join them for an informal discussion of that month's book. Books cover a range of topics related to sustainability, including water scarcity, ocean pollution, and urban farming. 

RSVP to join us. Participants are invited to bring their lunch.

  • The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age by David Biello
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  • Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life by Edward O. Wilson
  • Big World Small Planet: Abundance Within Planetary Boundaries by Johan Rockstrom and Mattias Klum
  • Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change: Lisa Palmer
  • Strangers in Their Own Land: Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Climate Change: What everyone needs to know by Joseph Romm
  • Greenthink by Rick Fedrizzi
  • Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
  • The Upcycle by William McDonough 
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
  • Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World by Bill Nye
  • Water 4.0 by David Sedlak
  • Cooked by Michael Pollen
  • Blessed Unrest: How the largest movement in the world came into being and why no one saw it coming by Paul Hawken
  • Plastic Ocean by Capt. Charles Moore
  • The Farm on the Roof by Anastasia Cole Plakias
  • A Window on Eternity: A biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park by E.O. Wilson
  • Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
  • The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and our Energy Future by Gretchen Bakke
  • Happy City: Transforming our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery

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