Make Your Recommendations Now for the 2013 Sustainability Book Club – Sept – May.

Get ready for this year’s Sustainability Book Club by suggesting your favourite reads and juiciest new titles. Broadly covering topics of environmental sustainability and equity, books are chosen based on being provocative, readable, and critically-acclaimed. Suggest yours to facilitators Hans ( and Gerald (

The Sustainability Book Club takes place on the third Wednesday of the month, 6:00pm at Pages Books, 1135 Kensington Rd NW. Sept-May

Sponsored by: Pages Bookstore, Sustainable Calgary, The Arusha Centre, EcoLiving Events, Green Calgary, Thrive, Public Interest Alberta, REAP (Respect for Earth and All Peoples), the Sierra Club-Chinook Group, and Sunnyside Market 

For last year’s reading list click here
We’ve had dozens of suggestions and we’ve narrowed it down here to find 9 titles. We want to cover the range of sustainability themes, brevity, and popularity.

Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems
Philip Ackerman-Leist, 2013, 360 pages

Silent Spring Rachel Carson  1962, 400 pages

Moral Ground: ethical action for a planet in peril Kathleen Moore, Editor, 500 pages  2011

Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.  Active Hope: How to face the mess we are in without going crazy 288 pages, 2012

Small is Beautiful E. F. Schumacher New edition $16, 288 pages, 1993

Feral: Rewilding the Land, The Sea and Human Life by George Monbiot $25, 256 pages, 2013  

Sustainable Revolution: Permaculture In Ecovillages, Urban Farms, And Communities Worldwide 2014, 256 pages  

Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World, Martin Keogh Editor
2010, 320 pgs.

Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity Michael Shuman: 288 pages, 2012

Send suggested books to: Hans ( and Gerald (

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1 Comment on "Make Your Recommendations Now for the 2013 Sustainability Book Club – Sept – May."

  • Claire says

    Maybe people could rank them in interest or importance. Then the choices would be condensed or possibly splinter groups would coalesce to form smaller book club circles.