Chapter 18 Suggested Readings

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Synthesis Report. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
This overview report is an extremely important collation of our current knowledge on the state and prospects for ecosystem health. Based on the consensus views of over 1000 scientists from across the world.

Maathai, W. and J. Bock. 2003. The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience. Lantern Books, New York.
Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai describes the Green Belt Movement and grassroots efforts to address environmental degradation and poverty in this account.

Sachs, J. 2005. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. Penguin Group, East Rutherford, NJ.
An important book on how more aggressive actions by the most powerful governments could affect an end to poverty.

UN Millennium Project. 2005. Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals. New York.
Strategies to reach the millennium development goals, and beyond.

McDonough, W. and M. Braungart. 2002. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.
A provocative treatise that challenges the cradle to grave production cycle, suggesting that we should produce only products that can become “food” to some other cycle.

Nattrass, B. and M. Nattrass. 2002. Dancing with the Tiger: Learning Sustainability Step by Natural Step (Conscientious Commerce). New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC.
Natural Step is a sustainable business model that is growing in popularity and that emphasizes an ecosystem approach and the reduction, or even improvement, of environmental impact through the whole product lifecycle.