Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Keep Good Notes

When I go on job interviews and mention that I have read over 15 books on sustainability/energy efficiency, the interviewer's eyes usually bug out a little. So, for your reference, here are a few of the books I have read:

*The Clean Tech. Revolution, Ron Pernick & Clint Wilder
(Great book, quick read, hi-lights different clean tech industries.)

*The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
(Great book, but big.)

*Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
(Beautiful, lyrical book. Must read.)

*The Business Guide to Sustainability, Darcy Hitchcock & Marsha Willard

*Strategies for the Green Economy: Joel Makower

*Sustainable value : how the world's leading companies are doing well by doing good, Christopher Laszlo
(Horrible book, but at least had list of other books to read.)

*Sustainable Living for Dummies, Michael Grosvenor

*Making the good life last: four keys to sustainable living, Michael Schuler

*The bridge at the edge of the world : capitalism, the environment, and crossing from crisis to sustainability, James Speth

*BEYOND LIGHT BULBS : Lighting the Way to Smarter Energy Management, Susan Meredith

*GONE TOMORROW : the hidden life of garbage, Heather Rogers

*Leading Change Towards Sustainability Bob Doppelt

*The Sustainability Handbook William Blackburn
*Green to Gold, Daniel Esty & Andrew Winston

*The Truth About Green Business, Gil Friend
(Great book.)

*Energy Efficienct Homes for Dummies, Rik DeGunther
(Used as my bible during home energy audits.)

I've also seen a few movies, here is a sample:
* An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore
(Great film, moved along quickly, informative but at this point, dated.)

* The 11th Hour, Leonardo DiCaprio
(Not sure what the point was, it was disorganized with a few bright spots of inspiration.)

*One Man, One Cow, One Planet: How To Save The World

*The Garbage Warrior, Oliver Hodge
(Very interesting.)

*Food, Inc, Robert Kenner
(Beautifully crafted, but not a lot of new ideas.)

*No Impact Man, Colin Beavan

Aren't you glad you asked?
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