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Earthcare Resources for Friends Meetings

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR Earthcare-related publications, videos, or groups? Here are some recommendations and links from Earthcare Ministry committee members or Earthcare Liaisons from Monthly Meetings in NEYM:

Note: Being on this list does not mean that a given resource is considered beyond criticism; it means primarily that the resource may stimulate useful thought and discussion among Friends.

Books

The Transition Movement

Chamberlin, Shaun, 2009. The Transition Timeline for a Local, Resilient Future. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Gorringe, Timothy, and Rosie Beckham, 2013. The Transition Movement for Churches: A prophetic Imperative for Today. Norwich, UK: Canterbury Press.

Hopkins, Rob, 2015. 21 Stories of Transition: How a Movement of Communities is Coming Together to Reimagine and Rebuild Our World. UK: Transition Network.

Hopkins, Rob, 2013. The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change the World. Cambridge, UK: Green Books.

Hopkins, Rob, 2011. The Transition Companion: Making Your Community Resilient in Uncertain Times. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Hopkins, Rob, 2008. The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Swennerfelt, Ruah, 2016. Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith. Caye Calker, Belize: Producciones de la Hamaca for Quaker Institute for the Future.

Permaculture

Bane, Peter, 2012. The Permaculture Handbook. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Hemenway, Toby, 2015. The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Hemenway, Toby, 2000. Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Holmgren, David, 2002. Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. Hepburn, Victoria, Australia: Holmgren Design Press.

Climate Change

Flannery, Tim, 2005. The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth. New York, N.Y.: Grove Press.

Goodall, Chris, 2007. How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The Individual’s Guide to Stopping Climate Change. New York, N.Y.: Earthscan.

Gore, Al, 2006. An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming. New York, N.Y.: Viking Press.

Klein, Naomi, 2014. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster.

McKibben, Bill, 1989. The End of Nature. New York, N.Y.: Random House.

Monbiot, George, 2007. Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books.

Faith and Earthcare

Berry, Thomas, 1999. The Great Work: The Way into Our Future. New York, N.Y.: Random House.

Berry, Thomas, 1988. The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco, Calif.: Sierra Club Books.

Macy, Joanna, 2007. World as Lover, World As Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal. Berkeley, Calif.: Parallax Press.

Abdul-Matin, Ibrahim, 2010. Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet. San Francisco, Calif.: Berret-Koehler Publishers.

Gwyn, Douglas, 2014. A Sustainable Life: Quaker Faith and Practice in the Renewal of Creation. Philadelphia, Pa.: FGC Quaker Press.

Cohen-Kiener, Andrea, 2009. Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis Through the Lens of Faith. Woodstock, Vt.: Skylight Paths.

Framarin, Christopher G., 2014. Hinduism and Environmental Ethics: Law, Literature, and Philosophy. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.

Gottlieb, Roger S. 2006. A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

Kaza, Stephanie, 2008. Mindfully Green: A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking. Boulder, Colo.: Shambhala Publications.

McKibben, Bill, 2005. The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications.

Pope Francis, 2015. On Care for Our Common Home: (Laudato SI’). Washington D.C.: United States Conference of Bishops.

Stephenson, Wen, 2015. What We’re Fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press.

Waskow, Arthur O., Down-to-Earth Judaism, 1995. New York, N.Y.: William Morrow Publishing.

Waskow, Arthur O., 1996. Godwrestling — Round 2. Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights Publishing.

Waskow, Arthur O., ed., 2000 Torah of the Earth. Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights Publishing.

Waskow, Arthur O. with Ari Elon & Naomi Mara Hyman, eds., 1999. Trees, Earth, & Torah Philadelphia, Pa.: Jewish Publication Society.

Waskow, Arthur O. and Phyllis O. Berman, 2011. Freedom Journeys: The Tale of Exodus and Wilderness Across Millennia. Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights Publishing.

Economy

Brown, Peter G., Geoffrey Garver, Keith Helmuth, Robert Howell, Steve Szeghi, 2009. Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy. San Francisco, Calif.: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Boulding, Kenneth, 1964. The Meaning of the 20th Century: The Great Transition. New York, N.Y.: Harper & Row.

Cortese, Amy, 2011. Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from It. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

Dreby, Ed, Keith Helmuth, Margaret Mansfield, 2012. It’s the Economy Friends: Understanding the Growth Dilemma. Quaker Institute for the Future. Caye Caulker, Belize: Producciones de la Hamaca.

Dreby, Ed, and Judy Lumb, eds. 2012. Beyond the Growth Dilemma: Toward an Ecologically Integrated Economy. Quaker Institute for the Future. Caye Caulker, Belize: Producciones de la Hamaca.

Heinburg, Richard, 2011. The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Korten, David C., 2010. Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth. San Francisco, Calif.: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Korten, David C., 2001. When Corporations Rule the World. San Francisco, Calif.: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Meadows, Donella, Jorgen Randers, Dennis Meadows, 2004. Limits to Growth: the 30-Year Update. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Meeker-Lowry, Susan, 1988. Economics As If the Earth Really Mattered: A Catalyst Guide to Socially Conscious Investing. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Tasch, Woody, 2011. Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Food and Agriculture

Ackerman-Leist, Philip, 2013. Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems. Post Carbon Institute. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Hewitt, Ben, 2009. The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Books.

Kleppel, Gary S., 2014. The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Pollan, Michael, 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books.

Robin, Vicki, 2014. Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth. New York, N.Y.: Viking Press.

Tokar, Brian, 2004. Gene Traders: Biotechnology, World Trade, and the Globalization of Hunger. Burlington, Vt.: Toward Freedom.

Other important books

Barlow, Maude, 2007. Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Fight for the Right to Water. Toronto, Ont.: McClelland & Stewart.

Barlow, Maude, 2002. Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World’s Water (with Tony Clarke). Toronto, Ont.: Stoddart.

Hawken, Paul, 2008. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Group.

Kolbert, Elizabeth, 2014. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. New York, N.Y.: Henry Holt & Co.

Leopold, Aldo, 1949. A Sand County Almanac. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

Moore, Kathleen Dean, and Michael P. Nelson, eds., 2010. Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. San Antonio, Tex.: Trinity University Press.

Pipher, Mary, 2013. The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture. New York, N.Y.: Riverhead Books.

Quammen, David, 1996: The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction. New York, N.Y.: Touchstone.

Seidl, Amy, 2011. Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press.

Starhawk, 2011. The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Tokar, Brian, 2014. Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change. Porsgrunn, Norway: New Compass Press.

Tokar, Brian, 1999. Earth for Sale: Reclaiming Ecology in the Age of Corporate Greenwash. Boston, Mass.: Southend Press.

Websites

Transition Towns—The UK site for Transition world wide, http://transitionnetwork.org.

Transition US—The support network in the US, http://transitionus.org

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life—http://www.coejl.org

Faith and Transition—within the US site, http://transitionus.org/knowledge-hub/themes/faith

Genesis Farm—www.genesisfarm.org

Greenfaith: Interfaith Partners for the Environment—www.greenfaith.org

The Farm—www.thefarmcommunity.com

Islam and the Environment—http://islam-environment.com

Marda Permaculture Farm—www.mardapermaculture.org

Post Carbon Institute—www.postcarbon.org

Reclaiming Community—http://www.reclaiming.org

The Shalom Center—http://theshalomcenter.org/treasury/43

Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)—International organization, www.quakerearthcare.org

Quakers in Transition—A resource for Friends everywhere, www.quakersintransition.wordpress.com

The Urban Farmer—www.theurbanfarmer.ca

Blogs

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. http://ibrahimabdul-matin.com

Pamela Boyce Simms. https://midatlantictransition.org/math-blog/math-news

Charlotte Du Cann. www.charlotteducann.blogspot.com

John Michael Greer. https://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/

Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture. https://transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins

Peter Sawtell. Eco-Justice Notes. http://www.eco-justice.org

Starhawk. www.starhawksblog.org

Ruah Swennerfelt. https://transitionvision.wordpress.com

Rabbi Arthur Waskow. https://theshalomcenter.org/blog

Films

In Transition 2.0. https://www.transitionnetwork.org/transition-2. Available in DVD or on YouTube.

The Future of Food. www.thefutureoffood.com

Journey of the Universe. Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Thomas Swimme. www.journeyoftheuniverse.org

Merchants of Doubt. 2014 A film by Robert Kenner. www.sonyclassics.com/merchantsof doubt/

Renewal. Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay Rockefeller. Fine Cut Productions.

The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change. www.brightbluemedia.org.

Wisdom to Survive: Capitalism, Climate Change, and Community. Oley, Pa.: Bullfrog Films.

Other Publications

  • This Changes Everything--Capitalism Vs. the Climate, by Naomi Klein. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015
  • Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public, by Steven M. Druker. Salt Lake City: Clear River Press, 2014.
  • The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience, by Toby Hemenway. White River Jct., Vt.: Chelsea Green, 2015.

Other Videos

  • This Changes Everything, the film.
  • Cowspiracy--The Sustainability Secret.
  • Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives.

 

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