BOOKS | PODCAST | FILM

There are many great teachers who offer experience, insight, creativity and hope in a time of great ecological and cultural challenge. This is by no means and exhausted list, we’ve simply gathered up our current favorites in an effort to provide a starting point.


books

A seismic shift can find its spark within the pages of the right book.

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The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry   Every once in a while, a book comes along at the right time and place, and that book has the power to change your life. This is one of those great books. It’s been able to change the way people view their relationship with the earth, and therefore redefine their responsibility to it.

The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry

Every once in a while, a book comes along at the right time and place, and that book has the power to change your life. This is one of those great books. It’s been able to change the way people view their relationship with the earth, and therefore redefine their responsibility to it.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss   What better way to communicate the Climate Crisis to children? The  Lorax  is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the  Lorax  is the character, who "speaks for the trees" and confronts those who cause environmental degradation.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

What better way to communicate the Climate Crisis to children? The Lorax is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax is the character, who "speaks for the trees" and confronts those who cause environmental degradation.

Second Nature by Michael Pollan   Michael Pollan is one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man’s place in the natural world. Second Nature is a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere.

Second Nature by Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man’s place in the natural world. Second Nature is a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere.

 
Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree   At a time of looming environmental disaster, this book   is an inspiring story of a farm, a couple, and a community transformed with a little science, natural history, drama, and hope.

Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree

At a time of looming environmental disaster, this book is an inspiring story of a farm, a couple, and a community transformed with a little science, natural history, drama, and hope.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer  The author intrigues the readers with striking evidence to support the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

The author intrigues the readers with striking evidence to support the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.

Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot   An enchanting journey around the world exploring ecosystems that have been rewilded or freed from human intervention and allowed to resume their natural ecological processes.

Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot

An enchanting journey around the world exploring ecosystems that have been rewilded or freed from human intervention and allowed to resume their natural ecological processes.

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben  Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, the author presents the science behind the previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities.

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, the author presents the science behind the previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities.

Of Bonobos and Men by Deni  Ellis Béchard  If you find yourself struggling with how people could possibly accept the mass extinction of animals, we suggest you read this and know you’re not alone.

Of Bonobos and Men by Deni Ellis Béchard

If you find yourself struggling with how people could possibly accept the mass extinction of animals, we suggest you read this and know you’re not alone.

The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy  Nature has many gifts for us, but perhaps the greatest of them all is joy; the intense delight we can take in the natural world, in its beauty, in the wonder it can offer us, in the peace it can provide - feelings stemming ultimately from our own unbreakable links to nature, which mean that we cannot be fully human if we are separate from it.

The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy

Nature has many gifts for us, but perhaps the greatest of them all is joy; the intense delight we can take in the natural world, in its beauty, in the wonder it can offer us, in the peace it can provide - feelings stemming ultimately from our own unbreakable links to nature, which mean that we cannot be fully human if we are separate from it.


podcasts

Since the beginning of time oral storytelling has served a critical role as the sole means of abstracting experiences and emotions in narrative form.  Ancient oral storytellers were revered keepers of local knowledge, history, and traditions in their communities. Now we have podcasts.



film

Sometimes, change doesn’t happen all at once, but rather in stages. Books, podcasts and film play a significant role while you listen, write, or learn new ways to view the world. A day might come, if it hasn’t already, when you’ll realize you no longer see things the same way you did before.


Reggio’s QATSI trilogy is meant to be a visually-engaging look at how urban life and technology effect the environment on planet Earth.

Reggio’s QATSI trilogy is meant to be a visually-engaging look at how urban life and technology effect the environment on planet Earth.

From the frozen tundra in the north to the dry forests of the equator, Sir David Attenborough narrates a compelling view of the planet.

From the frozen tundra in the north to the dry forests of the equator, Sir David Attenborough narrates a compelling view of the planet.



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Have you read | listened | or watched something transformative you’d like others to know about? We are always interested in hearing about your favorites - especially anything that may have inspired hope, or helped you better understand or communicate the human connection to nature. Just fill out the form below and we will share your selection and review.

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