Read, don't stream.

Today we encourage you to turn off your tv and pick up your favorite book! Not sure what to read? Try out some some of these books about sustainability. Your mind and the planet will thank you! 

Going Local: Experiences and Encounters on the Road By Nicholas Kontis



This acclaimed book by Nicholas Kontis is full of important information, but it’s also on this list because it is a beautiful read. From the very beginning, the reader is able to understands two things: this is a man who has traveled extensively, and he knows how to get spread his message to others. The narrative emphasizes importance of protecting local society and the wilderness. The book is aimed travelers who are looking for authenticity, but it also explains in a convincing way how one can become a part of the sharing economy, why to choose experiential travel, and why ethical travel is the necessary in our world today.


Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors By Carolyn Finney 



African Americans are drastically underrepresented in the outdoor recreation and environmental industries, in every aspect ranging from the visual, such as brand advertisements, to the very serious issue of not feeling welcome in outdoor spaces, such as parks and trails. Carolyn Finney explores the historical legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence and the ways in which they have shaped who has access to the “great outdoors” today.


Rise and Resist: How to Change the World By Clare Press


Clare Press, author Rise & Resist, talks about a new activism that is gaining followers all across the world. This book narrates passionate stories about people that, through their work, are changing the world we live in and how people around the globe that are taking action within this new revolution. The great political march is back, formed by different communities creating new movements in favor of social justice and the environment. This new counterculture is making us rethink the way in which we are living today and how we can build a more sustainable world for tomorrow. 


Why Women Will Save the Planet By Friends of the Earth and C40 Cities



Big cities don't have to mean a dystopian future. They can be turned around to be powerhouses of well-being and environmental sustainability – if we empower women.

This book is a unique collaboration between C40 and Friends of the Earth showcasing pioneering city mayors, key voices in the environmental and feminist movements, and academics. The essays demonstrate as a whole both the need for women's empowerment for climate action and the powerful change it can bring. It creates a rallying call – for the planet, for women, for everyone.



Why This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fracture World By Sarah Wilson


Many of us are living with the sense that things are not right with the world and we may feel ourselves to be in a state of spiritual PTSD. We have retreated, morally and psychologically; we are experiencing a disconnect—from one another, from our own values, from happiness, and from life as we feel we are meant to be living it. Author Sarah Wilson states that this sense of despair and disconnect is what actually unites us—that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. Drawing on science, literature, philosophy and the wisdom of some of the world’s leading experts, and her personal journey, Wilson offers a hopeful path forward to the life we love. She shows us how to wake up and reconnect with life using “wild practices” that range from hiking to embracing discomfort daily. Wilson preaches that the time has come to imagine better and to create a new path for a new way of living. 



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