Professional Development Library
Housed in our Centers for Teaching/Learning Innovation, a selection of sustainability books are available for check out to Valencia College faculty and staff:
- Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum, edited by Lucas F. Johnston (2013)
- Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice Across Higher Education, Edited by Paula Jones, David Selby and Stephen Sterling (2010)
13 Hot Books From Sustainability Thought Leaders
Sustainable Brands “hot list” of books from authors active in the Sustainable Brands community.
THE TOP 50 SUSTAINABILITY BOOKS
Visit this libguide to identify which of the following titles can be found at a Valencia campus library, at a local library, or as a free e-book.
- A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold (1949)
- Silent Spring, Rachel Carson (1962)
- Unsafe At Any Speed, Ralph Nader (1965)
- The Population Bomb, Paul L. Ehrlich (1968)
- Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, R. Buckminster Fuller (1969)
- The Limits to Growth, Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers and William W. Behrens III (1972)
- Small Is Beautiful, E.F. Schumacher (1973)
- Gaia, James Lovelock (1979)
- The Turning Point, Fritjof Capra (1982)
- Our Common Future, (‘The Brundtland Report’) World Commission onEnvironment and Development (1987)
- The Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry (1988)
- A Fate Worse Than Debt, Susan George (1988)
- Staying Alive, Vandana Shiva (1989)
- Blueprint for a Green Economy, David Pearce, Anil Markandya and Edward B. Barbier (1989)
- For the Common Good, Herman Daly and John B. Cobb Jr (1989)
- Human Scale Development, Manfred Max-Neef (1989)
- Changing Course, Stephan Schmidheiny and Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) (1992)
- The Ecology of Commerce, Paul Hawken (1993)
- Maverick, Ricardo Semler (1993)
- When Corporations Rule the World, David C. Korten (1995)
- Biomimicry, Janine M. Benyus (1997)
- Cannibals with Forks, John Elkington (1997)
- The Hungry Spirit, Charles Handy (1997)
- Banker to the Poor, Muhammad Yunus (1998)
- The Crisis of Global Capitalism, George Soros (1998)
- Factor Four, Ernst von Weizsäcker, Amory B. Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins (1998)
- False Dawn, John Gray (1998)
- Development as Freedom, Amartya Sen (1999)
- No Logo, Naomi Klein (1999)
- Natural Capitalism, Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins (1999)
- Business as Unusual, Anita Roddick (2000)
- The Mystery of Capital, Hernando de Soto (2000)
- The Civil Corporation, Simon Zadek (2001)
- Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser (2001)
- The Skeptical Environmentalist, Bjørn Lomborg (2001)
- Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough and Michael Braungart (2002)
- Globalization and its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz (2002)
- The Corporation, Joel Bakan (2004)
- Presence, Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Sue Flowers (2004)
- The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, C.K. Prahalad (2004)
- The River Runs Black, Elizabeth C. Economy (2004)
- Capitalism as if the World Matters, Jonathon Porritt (2005)
- Capitalism at the Crossroads, Stuart L. Hart (2005)
- Collapse, Jared Diamond (2005)
- The End of Poverty, Jeffrey D. Sachs (2005)
- The Chaos Point, Ervin Laszlo (2006)
- Heat, George Monbiot (2006)
- An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore (2006)
- When the Rivers Run Dry, Fred Pearce (2006)
- The Economics of Climate Change, Nicholas Stern (2007)
Climate Justice Committee
Historically, American society has failed to make the connection in terms of the direct impact of environmental injustices, including climate change, on our own lives, families, and communities, which depend on the physical environment. The Climate Justice Committee is engaging folks to discuss strategy on ways to tackle our climate crisis and ensure resilient communities.
Fleet Farming strives to reduce the environmental impact of food production through a pedal-powered, hyperlocal urban farming model that creates a culture of health and vibrant ecosystems by: teaching an intergenerational fleet of volunteers how to grow their own food, activating and re-engaging the community through biweekly Swarm Rides, and creating a breathe free and biodiverse environment through emissions-free, organic farming.
Florida Green Chamber of Commerce
The Florida Green Chamber is a state-wide org that empowers businesses and communities to create environmentally friendly, sustainable business practices.
Green Destination Orlando (GDO)
GDO is a non-profit organization working to bring together the diverse groups in Central Florida (non-profit, government, and businesses) and unifying everyone (residents, workers, businesses, and travelers) toward a singular purpose: making our life here sustainable for future generations while supporting economic development in all sectors.
Green Works Orlando
Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007 to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally-friendly, economically and socially vibrant communities in the nation. Green Works Orlando represents our commitment to utilize the City’s regional leadership position to build partnerships and share resources that foster positive environmental changes.
Juice Bike Share
Juice Bike Share enhances transportation options, reduces traffic congestion, and helps boost the local economy!
Orlando Green Drinks
Orlando Green Drinks is a social, educational and networking group that meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 North Thornton Avenue, Orlando, FL
Our goal is to connect people interested in environmental and sustainability issues. We host speakers and love featuring local businesses so that we may know more about our neighbors and share what is happening in our community. We start at 7pm and encourage questions and conversation.
Visit www.meetup.com/Green-Drinks for more information
Rosen Hotels & Resorts Green Meetings
Rosen Green Meetings® are events which are conducted in specific ways that help reduce the environmental burdens imposed by such activities. Rosen Hotels & Resorts have applied environmentally friendly methods to manage waste, energy use, water conservation, paper reduction, clean air practice maintenance.
Ideas for Us
Since 2008, IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) has helped people all over the World to take action and create innovative environmental solutions. We provide funding for action projects, develop metrics and indicators to measure impact, and leverage our allies and partners to scale solutions to the places that need them most.