Frugal (Sustainable) Living: Selected Bibliography
Adler, Moshe. Economics for the rest of us: Debunking the science that makes life dismal. N.Y.: The New Press, 2010. (330 Adler)
Barber, Benjamin R. Consumed: How markets corrupt children, infantilize adults, and swallow citizens whole. N.Y.: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007. (339.46 Barber)
Diamond, Jared M. Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed. N.Y.: Viking Press, 2005. (304.28 Diamond)
Leonard, Annie. The Story of Stuff: how our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health - and a vision for change. N.Y.: Free Press, 2010. (306.4 Leonard)
Patel, Raj. The Value of Nothing: How to reshape market society and redefine democracy. N.Y.: Picador, 2009. (330.122 Patel)
Beavan, Colin. No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2009. (333.72 Beavan)
Geagan, Kate. Go Green, Get Lean: trim your waistline with the ultimate low-carbon footprint diet. Rodale Press, 2009. (613.25 Geagan)
Haynes, Chip. Wearing Smaller Shoes: Living light on the big blue marble, by Chip Haynes, New Society Publishers, 2009. (333.72 Haynes)
Sandbeck, Ellen. Green Barbarians: Live bravely on your home planet. Scribner, c2010. (640 Sandbeck)
Balle: Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (socially responsible businesses) http://www.livingeconomies.org/
E-Stewards Program http://e-stewards.org/ (electronics recycling)
Happy Planet Index http://www.happyplanetindex.org/ Shows a map of the world, with countries sized according to their “happiness”. Created by the New Economics Foundation, (nef), which “aims to enhance individual and collective well-being in ways that are environmentally sustainable and socially just.“
Redefining Progress (http://www.myfootprint.org/) is the nation’s leading public policy think tank dedicated to smart economics and finding solutions that ensure a sustainable and equitable world for future generations.
No Impact Project http://noimpactproject.org/
Product Policy Institute http://www.productpolicy.org/ Works to implement policies that lead to well-designed products, green jobs and less waste.
The Story of Stuff http://www.storyofstuff.com/
WiserEarth http://www.wiserearth.org/ A free online community space connecting the people, nonprofits and businesses working toward a just and sustainable world.
The Indian Valley Public Library owns many books pertaining to sustainable living, consumer behavior, and environmental protection. Search our on-line catalog at the library or via our website (www.ivpl.org). Useful subject headings include: "consumer behavior", "economics", "environmental protection-citizen participation", "green movement", "materialism," and "sustainable living".