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Sustainability Book Club

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.


October: Water 4.0 by David Sedlak

Oct 20 noon – 1p.m., Location: McKinley 102

November: Cooked by Michael Pollen
Nov 17, noon – 1p.m., Location: McKinley 102


December 2016/January 2017: Blessed Unrest: How the largest movement in the world came into being and why no one saw it coming by Paul Hawken
Jan 26, noon – 1p.m., Location TBD

February: Plastic Ocean by Capt. Charles Moore
Feb 23, noon – 1p.m., Location TBD

March: The Farm on the Roof by Anastasia Cole Plakias
Mar 23, noon – 1p.m., Location TBD

April: A Window on Eternity: A biologist’s walk through Gorongosa National Park by E.O. Wilson
Apr 20, noon – 1p.m., Location TBD 

Previous Books

February 2016: Climate Change: What everyone needs to know by Joseph Romm

March 2016:  Greenthink by Rick Fedrizzi

April 2016: Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert

May 2016: This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

June 2016: The Upcycle by William McDonough 

July 2016: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

Aug/Sept 2016: Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World by Bill Nye