This page lists all of the books recommended by the OSU Sustainability Community for the Sustainability Resource Library. These books explain important sustainability concepts, demonstrate how sustainability can be achieved in a university setting, and tell stories about real-world applications of sustainable concepts.  The Sustainabilty Double Degree would highly encourage anyone interested in Sustainability to peruse and add to the list. 

9 Elements of a Sustainable Campus by Mitchell Thomashow - added by Zac Pinard

Alternatives to Deforestation: Steps Toward Sustainable Use of the Amazon Rainforest by Anthony B. Anderson - added by Zac Pinard

Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being by Paul Hawken - added by Zac Pinard

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus - added by Ann Scheerer

The Bioregional Imagination: Literature, Ecology, and Place by Tom Lynch, Cheryll Glotfelty, Karla Armbruster, and Ezra J. Zeitler - added by Zac Pinard

Building a Better Nest by Evelyn Searle Hess - added by Zac Pinard

Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business by John Elkington - added by Ann Scheerer

The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis by Greg Pahl - added by Zac Pinard

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough - added by Ann Scheerer

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse by David Orr - added by Zac Pinard

The Earth's Blanket: Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living by Nancy J. Turner - added by Zac Pinard

Ecoliterate: How educators are cultivating emotional, social, and ecological intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow - added by Emily Bowling  

Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development by Herman Daly - added by Zac Pinard

Ecological Economics and the Ecology of Economics: Essays in Criticism by Herman Daly - added by Zac Pinard

Ecological Education in Action by Gregory Smith and Dilafruz Williams - added by Emily Bowling

Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World by Michael K. Stone and Zenobia Barlow - added by Emily Bowling

Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World by David Orr - added by Emily Bowling

The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken - added by Zac Pinard

Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach - added by Zac Pinard

Educating for an ecologically sustainable culture: rethinking moral education, creativity, intelligence, and other modern orthodoxies by C. A. Bowers - added by Emily Bowling

Educating for Humanity: Rethinking the Purposes of Education by Mike Seymour - added by Zac Pinard

The End of Nature by Bill McKibben - added by Ann Scheerer

Environmental Decision Making: A Multidisciplinary Perspective by Richard A. Chechile and Susan Carlisle - added by Zac Pinard

Greening the College Curriculum: A Guide to Environmental Teaching in the Liberal Arts by Jonathan Collet and Stephen Karakashian - added by Zac Pinard

Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World gone Mad by Frances Moore Lappe - added by Emily Bowling

Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum by Lucas F. Johnston - added by Zac Pinard

Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on Earth by Bill McKibben - added by Ann Scheerer

Hope is an Imperative: The Essential by David Orr - added by Ann Scheerer

Inside and out: Universities and education for sustainable development by Robert Forrant and Linda Silka - added by Emily Bowling

Kitchen Table Sustainability: Practical Recipes for Community Engagement with Sustainability by Wendy Sarkissian and Nancy Hofer - added by Emily Bowling

Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder by Richard Louv - added by Emily Bowling

Learning, Food, and Sustainability: sites for resistance and change by Jennifer Sumner - Zac Pinard

Let them eat data: How computers affect education, cultural diversity, and the prospects of ecological sustainability by C. A. Bowers - added by Emily Bowling

Look to the mountain : an ecology of indigenous education by Gregory Cajete - added by Emily Bowling

Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken - added by Emily Bowling

The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention by David Orr - added by Zac Pinard

The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World by Peter M Senge - added by Emily Bowling

No Impact Man by Collin Beavan - added by Zac Pinard

Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities by David Sobel - added by Emily Bowling

The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crisis by Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch - added by Zac Pinard

Problem-based Learning into the Future: Imagining an Agile PBL Ecology for Learning by Megan Kek, Chyn A. Yih, and Henk Huijser - added by Zac Pinard

Reinventing Fire by Amory Lovins, Marvin Odum, and John W. Rowe - Added by Ann Scheerer

Schumacher Briefings 6: Sustainable Education: Revisioning Learning and Change by Stephen R. Sterling - added by Emily Bowling

Second Nature: A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan - added by Zac Pinard

Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global by Ursula K. Heise - added by Zac Pinard

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson - added by Zac Pinard

Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher - added by Zac Pinard

Smart by Nature by Michael Stone/Center for Ecoliteracy - added by Emily Bowling

Sustainability by Kent E. Portney - added by Zac Pinard

Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice across Higher Education by Stephen Sterling - added by Emily Bowling

Sustainability Education: Revisioning Learning and Change (Schumacher Briefings) by Stephen Sterling - added by Emily Bowling

Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change by Peggy F. Bartlett and Geoffrey W. Chase - added by Emily Bowling

The Sustainability Revolution Portrait of a Paradigm Shift by Andres R. Edwards - added by Emily Bowling

Sustainable Development and Learning: Framing the Issues by William Scott and Stephen Gough - added by Emily Bowling

Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously by Kent E. Portney - added by Zac Pinard

Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies by Greg Garrard - added by Zac Pinard

Through a green lens: fifty years of writing for nature by Robert Michael Pyle - added by Zac Pinard

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein - added by Zac Pinard

Toward An Ecological Society by Murray Bookchin - added by Zac Pinard

The web of life: A new scientific understanding of living systems by Fritjof Capra - added by Emily Bowling