The Conscientious Home Recommends

Books and DVDs you should read

This list is just scraping the surface, but I intend to add to it in time.

Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability
An introduction to how you can live sustainably in your daily life.

Building Green Building Green
Building a new house? Renovating the current house? Learn about sustainable building.

Green Living Green Living
Your guide to leading a more organic life -- without extreme changes to your routine.

Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods
Targeted at city planners, architects, and developers, this can give you great information to take to your city council or planning meetings. Argue with knowledge!

The Organic Food Handbook The Organic Food Handbook
Just what it says on the cover: your guide to eating organically.

The End of Suburbia (DVD) The End of Suburbia (DVD)
Does our dependence on oil signify a forthcoming radical change in our living patterns? Maybe.

Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (DVD) Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (DVD)
Oil is getting harder to find and harder to harvest. What's going to happen next?

The Future of Food (DVD) The Future of Food (DVD)
The truth behind commercial food engineering. (And I mean engineering!)

People's History of the United States People's History of the United States
Not really about environmentalism, but no book shelf is complete without the other history of the United States

The World Without Us The World Without Us
What would happen if we suddenly disappeared? How long might the devastations we've wreaked take to recover?

Who Killed the Electric Car? Who Killed the Electric Car?
In 1996, purely electric vehicles were available for lease. Today, they're completely gone, except for a few disabled museum pieces. What happened?

Poll

Traveling by bicycle (or other self-powered vehicles) is an excellent way of combining a need for daily exercise with saving fossil fuels in your transport. What do you consider a reasonable bicycle commute? (One way.)

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