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6 Books on Climate Change & Sustainability

Earth Day is a reminder for us to learn more about the environmental issues we’re facing and the impact we have on our planet. It’s our responsibility to respect the place we call home and these books are starting points to read and reflect🌸


The Sakura Obsession by Naoko Abe

Each year, the flowering of cherry blossoms marks the beginning of spring. But if it weren’t for the pioneering work of an English eccentric, Collingwood “Cherry” Ingram, Japan’s beloved cherry blossoms could have gone extinct.

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9780525563389The Story of More by Hope Jahren

The essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.

“Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet?” —Elizabeth Kolbert, New York Times bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction

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9780593080931The Future We Choose by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

A cautionary but optimistic book about the world’s changing climate and the fate of humanity, from two of the architects of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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9780525566007Water by Giulio Boccaletti

Spanning millennia and continents, a revealing history that “tackles the most important story of our time: our relationship with water in a world of looming scarcity” (Kelly McEvers, NPR Host).

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9780307957894What It’s Like to Be a Bird by David Allen Sibley

The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing—and why: “Can birds smell?”; “Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?”; “Do robins ‘hear’ worms?”

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9780593081853How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

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