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Better NOT Bigger

Better NOT Bigger

How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve your Community

Contrary to accepted wisdom, rapid urban growth can leave communities permanently scarred, deeply in debt, with unaffordable housing, a lost sense of community, and sacrificed environmental quality.

In Better NOT Bigger, Fodor explodes the …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
The Better World Handbook

The Better World Handbook

Small Changes That Make A Big Difference

Specifically designed to reach people who normally would not consider themselves activists, The Better World Handbook is directed toward those who care about creating a more just, sustainable and socially responsible world but don't know where to …

related subjects: Social Responsibility
The Better World Shopping Guide: 6th Edition

The Better World Shopping Guide: 6th Edition

Every Dollar Makes a Difference

While we strive to make our vote count every four years, few of us realize that our most immediate power to shape the world is squandered on a daily basis. Every dollar we spend has the potential to create social and environmental change. In fact, …

related subjects: Social Responsibility
The Big Book of Nature Activities

The Big Book of Nature Activities

A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning

The average child can identify over 300 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals—a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature. Soaring levels of obesity, high rates of ADHD, feelings of stress and social awkwardness …

related subjects: Education & Parenting
The Big Swim

The Big Swim

Coming Ashore in a World Adrift

The Big Swim puts forward the idea that personal growth arises from facing both inner tensions and threats to the biosphere. In a collection of stories that is frequently touching, surprisingly funny and always thought-provoking, author Carrie …

related subjects: Climate Change
The Biochar Solution

The Biochar Solution

Carbon Farming and Climate Change

Conventional agriculture destroys our soils, pollutes our water and is a major contributor to climate change. What if our agricultural practices could stabilize, or even reverse these trends?

The Biochar Solution explores the dual function of biochar …

related subjects: Climate Change
Biodiesel Power (PDF)

Biodiesel Power (PDF)

The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel

Whether we are nearing the end of oil or merely nearing the end of inexpensive oil, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to find alternative ways to meet our energy needs. Biodiesel is one such alternative -- and is one of the fastest …

related subjects: Energy
The Biology of Wonder

The Biology of Wonder

Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science

The disconnection between humans and nature is perhaps the most fundamental problem faced by our species today. The schism between us and the natural world is arguably the root cause of most of the environmental catastrophes unravelling around us. …

related subjects: Cultural Critique