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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.

Upcoming Books

Hot, Hungry, Planet

November

Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change by Lisa Palmer

November 16, Noon-1 p.m.

McKinley 102

The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age

January

The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age by David Biello

January 25, Noon-1 p.m.

McKinley 102

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

February

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown

February 22, Noon-1 p.m.

McKinley 102

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

March

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life by Edward O. Wilson

March 22, Noon-1 p.m.

McKinley 102

Big World Small Planet: Abundance within Planetary Boundaries

April 

Big World Small Planet: Abundance Within Planetary Boundaries by Johan Rockstrom and Mattias Klum

April 19, Noon-1 p.m.

McKinley 102

  • 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