Eco lifestyle and sustainable design has become familiar words to us.
Green living is not a mega trend anymore but a new way of living, emphasis on fewer egocentric values and a better understanding of the difficulties ahead of us. Visionary people who see the world as inter-connected and fragile for exploitation of common global resources have written great books about the problems but also the solutions needed to change this. Therefore, we have a unique possibility to learn what they have already found out. This is my top list of the greatest green book, make your own by voting on the 25 best ones you can add books, as you might have another opinion.
Literature and books who are questioning capitalism mechanisms, global warming, consumer culture, philosophy, religion, political, design and art are a part of the top list green book. One can argue that maybe some books does not belong and others do, but anyhow the world interconnected and a book about any subject can turn out to be good or bad for the environment.
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There are of course many books people would like to add to this list and books to remove as well. In this case, you got the change to add comments and arguments for your selected favorite books to be a part of the list. To take care of the environment, develop wisdom, and be able to share your insight with others is what environmentalism is all about. When you enter this state of mind you can really change a lot around you. People who spend longer time in nature gains naturally deep compassion for all living beings, the accumulated positive Karma this evolve will help us in the future. Sadly, fewer and fewer people can experience true nature and sadly, people like me spend much time in front of the laptop. Luckily on the other side, I am from Norway and where I tend to live while doing research happens to be up in the mountains where my family have a high mountain cottage.
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Almost like a Whale, by Steve Jones Almost Like A Whale: The Origin Of Species UpdatedThe Selected Works of Arne Ness: Volumes 1-10: v. 1-10Probably the greatest green philosopher and activist the last 30 years before he died in 2011. Arne Næss, selected works Part four of Original Environmentalists from the 70’s Original Environmentalist is a series about the heroes in the history of green lifestyle philosophy and culture. The last man out and a quite unknown hero for most people, Arne Næss the Norwegian philosopher, climber, boxer, environmentalist and warm-hearted man who in the beginning of the 70s started talking aboutDeep Ecology. What is deep ecology? By any means, Arne Næss popularity and philosophy grow as we speak. Deep Ecology based upon a great respect for all living beings, nonviolence, and self-realization within a personal contact with nature. Deep ecology based upon the view of Gandhi but most of all Mahayana Buddhism, who Buddha shared his wisdom about 2500 years ago. One should not to kill or destroy life. The Buddha gave his lectures on the most central question; not to kill any living including the grass, trees, the sea and mountains one should not take out of nature more than what you need for nature and keep the balance right, he said. The balance he refers to as the middle way. By Kenneth @ Buddha jeans Read moreBiodiversity of life, by E O WilsonBanker to the Poor: Micro Lending and the battle Against World Poverty, by Muhammad Yunus 1999 Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, by Janine Benyus, 2003Blueprint for a Green Economy: by David Pearce, Anil Markandya, and Edward B. Barbier, 1989A New Blueprint for a Green EconomyBusiness as Unusual: My Entrepreneurial Journey, Profits, and Principles, by Anita Roddick, 2005The Black Swan by Nassim TalebThe Bridge at the Edge of the World, by James Gustave Speth The Biodiversity of Life, by Edward O WilsonThe Blind Watchmaker Richard DawkinsBeyond Growth by Herman E. Daly. Break Down, by Michael L Landy. Art Installation and book 2001 Oxford Street LondonCannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business, by John Elkington, 1999Capitalism as if the World Matters, by Jonathon Porritt. 2005Capitalism at the Crossroads. Aligning Business, Earth, and Humanity, by Stuart Hart, 2005Changing Course A Global Business Perspective on Development and the Environment, by Stephan Schmidheiny and WBCSD, 1992The Chaos Point. The World at the Crossroads, by Ervin Laszlo, 2006The Civil Corporation. The New Economy of Corporate Citizenship, by Simon Zadek, 2001Collapse. How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, by Jared Diamond, 2005The Corporation. The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, by Joel Bakan, 2005Cradle to Cradle. Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, 2002Carbon Detox – George MarshallCool it, by Bjørn LomborgChill, Peter TaylorThe Dream of Earth, by Thomas Berry, 1990Development as Freedom, by Amartya Sen, 2000Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey, 1968 The Dharma bums by Jack Kerouac, 1958Dirt: The erosion of civilizations, by David R. MontgomeryThe Discovery of Global warming, by Spencer R Weart, 2003
The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability, by Paul Hawken, 1994The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review, by Nicholas Stern, 2007The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, by Jeffrey Sachs, 2005End of nature: By BillMcKibben, 1997The Earth Care Manual by Patrick Whitefield published by Permanent Publications
In 1973, Norwegian philosopher and mountaineer Arne Næss introduced the phrase deep ecology to environmental literature. Environmentalism emerged as a popular grassroots political movement in the 1960s with the radical involvement from the beginning of the 70s with Global Earth Day, Green peace and other organizations. Deep ecology based upon the view of Gandhi but most of all Mahayana Buddhism, who Buddha shared his wisdom about 2500 years ago, not to kill, not to destroy. Buddha gave his lectures on the most central question; not to kill any living, including the grass, tress, the sea, and the mountains. What is deep ecology? Deep Ecology based upon a great respect for all living beings, nonviolence, and self-realization within a personal contact with nature. Deep ecology based upon the view of Gandhi but most of all Mahayana Buddhism, who Buddha shared his wisdom about 2500 years ago. Read the post on Arne NæssThe End of the Dream, by Philip WylieFactor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resources Use A Report to the Club of Rome, by Ernst Von Weizsäcker, 1998False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, by John Gray, 2002Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side on the All-American Meal, by Eric Schlosser, 2005A Fate Worse than Debt: The World Financial Crisis and the Poor, by Susan George, 1990For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future, by Herman Daly and John Cobb, 1989Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits, by C.K. Prahalad, 2004A Friend of the Earth by TC BoyleFixing Climate Wally BroekerThe Flight of the Horse collection, by Larry NivenGaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, by James Lovelock, 2000
Gandhi followed, understood and practices his wisdom In my series of the world’s greatest environmentalist one cannot pass Gandhi even he was mostly known as a pacifist and his no violence philosophy and direct actions. His great value based upon strictly follow old Hindu sets of value stated in the Vedas. Moreover, he did not only read them, he understood and most of all practiced. Hinduism written words are the oldest religious text we know of, written almost 8000 years ago. In a few of the stories especially in keeping the forest and the trees protected stated with great wisdom and are among the first signs of protection of the nature in these texts. In search of a true environmentalist Read the full postGlobalization and its Discontents, by Joseph Stiglitz, 2002The Green marketing manifesto, by Hohn Grant, 2008 Genetic Engineering Dream or Nightmare? By Mae-Wan Ho
This is one of the brightest jewels in any sacred literature of the world, this incredible insight into a world of Tibetan Buddhism. It was finished in 1402 by the master Tsong-kha-pa and is among Buddhist a classic masterpiece, taking the Buddhist deep philosophy of the human mind into simple practice. Because Buddhism is not complicated, is very simple but it is us who complicate it. Therefore this masterpiece takes it step by step. It’s an essential text for all Buddhism practice used by students to put the teachings of the Dharma into the daily life. All the Indian classic text demonstrates clearly understandable in a modern world and are the gateway to the higher teaching of the Sutras and Tantras. The work of the great Treatise tells the very vision propounded by Shakyamuni Buddha, who transformed his ego, deluded, restless and struggled mind into the beautiful vision of a man who finally found the answer he was seeking. A life free from a troubled mind were sharing, love, bliss and compassion opened the mind to Buddha hood . Buddha gave us the greatest gift of all, the possibility to find enlightenment in a world of troubled water. The work of the Tibetan master Tsong-kha-pa is actually in 3 volumes and have never before been translated into English. I believe this book is for everyone that is already on the path and curious to not only know about Buddhism but practice Buddhism. If you love the easier literature on Buddhism by The Dalai Lama, who open your heart to it, and by Pema Chödron who makes you start where you are then this book will melt your heart and free your mind. It will be a book that most probably will follow you for the rest of your life. Karma Tshondro Tharchim (Kenneth Lyngaas) PhD Indian religions and philosophies committee. Get the book in our Eco lifestyle store. Volume 1-3 The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: v. 1The Great Treatise On The Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment: v. 2The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: v. 3Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning, by George Monbiot, 2006Human-Scale Development: Conception, Application and Further Reflections, by Manfred Max-Neef, 1991The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism: The Quest for Purpose in the Modern World, by Charles Handy, 1999How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World by Francis WheenHow to Save the Planet on a Student Budget, published 2009How to Live a Low-Carbon Life by Chris GoodallAn Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, by Al Gore, 2006Just Enough – lessons in living green from traditional Japan, published by Kodansha pressThe Limits to Growth, by Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, and Jorgen Randers, 1972The Lorax, by Dr Seuss, 1971 Go to Eco lifestyle store by buddha jeans. All books available.