Reading List

Reading Recommendations by Margaret

Anderson, D., & Anderson, L. A (2001). Beyond change management : Advanced  strategies for today’s transformational leaders.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.

Astyk, S. (2008).  Depletion and abundance : Life on the new home front.  Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers.

Benjamin, M., Bass, R., Weisman, A., and Mabey, R. (2008). A passion for this earth: Writers, scientists, and activists explore our relationship with nature and the environment . Vancouver: Greystone Books, a division of Douglas & McIntyre, Ltd.

Borrop, T. (2006). The creative community builder’s handbook: How to transform communities using local assets, arts, and culture. Saint Paul: Fieldstone Alliance.

Bowers, C.A. (1993).  Education, cultural myths and the ecological crisis: Toward deep changes.  Albany: State University of New York Press.

Briskin, A., Erickson, S., Ott, J. and Callanan, T. (2009).  The power of collective wisdom and the trap of collective folly.  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Brown, J. (2005).  The world café: Shaping our futures through conversations that matter.  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Bruges, J. (2004) The little earth book.  New York: The Disinformation Company.

Dauncey, G. (2009). The climate challenge: 101 solutions to global warming. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers.

Doherty, T. (2009) The rediscovery of ecopsychology.  Ecopsychology. 1(3): 105-109. doi:10.1089/eco.2009.0049.

Garfield, C., Spring, C. and Cahill, S. (1998).  Wisdom circles: A guide to self-discovery and community building in small groups.  New York: Hyperion.

Gladwell, M. (2000, 2002).  The tipping point: How little things can make a big difference. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Greer, J. M. (2008). Long descent: A user’s guide to the end of the industrial age.  Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers.

Hartmann, T. (2004) Last hours of ancient sunlight : The fate of the world and what we can do before it’s too late.  New York: Three Rivers Press.

Heinberg, R. (2007) Peak everything : Waking up to the century of declines. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers.

Hicks, D. (2010). The long transition: Educating for optimism and hope in troubled times. 3rd Annual Conference of the UK Teacher Education Network for Education for Sustainable Development/ Global Citizenship.  Retrieved July 31, 2010, from

Holmgren, D. (2009) Future scenarios: How communities can adapt to peak oil and climate change.  White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Homer-Dixon, T. (2003).  The upside of down: Catastrophe, creativity and the renewal of civilization. Washington: Island Press.

Hopkins, R. (2008-9).  The transition handbook: From oil dependency to local resilience. White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Horwitz, C. (1999).  A stone’s throw: Living the act of faith.  social transformation through faith and spiritual practice.  Durham: Stone Circles.

Inglis, J. (2008) How then do we choose to live? Facing the climate crisis and seeking the “meta response.” Integral ReviewVol. 4, No. 1.  Retrieved July 31, 2010, from…

Isham, J., & Waage, S. (2007) Ignition: What you can do to fight global warming and spark a movement.  Washington: Island Press.

Jensen, D. (2008). How shall I live my life? : On liberating the earth from civilization. Oakland: PM Press.

Kaza, S. 2008). Mindfully green: A personal and spiritual guide to whole earth thinking. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Korten, D. (2007). The great turning: From empire to earth community. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, and Bloomfield: Kumarian Press.

Lappe, F.M., and Lappe, A. (2002). Hope’s edge: The next diet for a small planet.  New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, a member of Penguin Putnam, Inc.

Loeb, P.R. (1999).  Soul of a citizen: Living with conviction in a cynical time. New York: Saint Martin’s Griffin.

Loeb, P.R. (2004) The impossible will take a little while: A citizen’s guide to hope in a time of fear. New York: Basic Books, A member of the Perseus Books Group.

Macy, J. (1983).  Despair and personal power in the nuclear age.  Philadelphia: New Society Publishers.

Macy, J. and Brown, M.Y. (1998). Coming back to life: Practices to reconnect our lives, our world.  Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers.

McAllister, J., Van Praag, E., and van Soest, J.P. (2010) Earth fever: Living consciously with climate change.  New York: Cosimo Books.

Novelli, B. (2006).  50+: Igniting a revolution to reinvent America. New York: Saint Martin’s Press.

Prugh, T., Costanza, R., and Daly, H.E. (1999). The local politics of global sustainability.  Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Putnam, R.D. (2000). Bowling alone: The collapse and revival of American community. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Putnam, R.D. and Feldstein, L.M. (2004).  Better together: Restoring the American community. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Ruppert, M. (2009). Confronting collapse: The crisis of energy and money in a post peak oil world: A 25-point program for action.  White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Rust, M.J. (2008). Consuming the earth: Unconscious processes in relation to our environmental crisis. Lecture given to CAPPP Conference, Bristol.  Retrieved July 30, 2010,

Seligman, M.E.P. (2006).  Learned optimism: How to change your mind and your life. New York: Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster.

Shearman, D.J.C., and  Smith, J.W. (2007). The climate change challenge and the failure of democracy . Westport: Praeger.

Solnit, R. (2004).  Hope in the dark: The untold history of people power. Edinburgh: Canongate.

Wigginton, E. (1992).  Refuse to stand silently by: An oral history of grass roots social activism in America, 1921 – 1964. New York: Anchor Books Doubleday.