Suggested Reading

Looking for inspiration?  Check out these books and reports for ideas, strategies, and success stories from the front lines of green business!

The Ecology of Commerce, by Paul Hawken

Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet, by Tim Jackson

Cradle to Cradle, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart 

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins

The Nature of Design, David Orr

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: How Interface Proved That You Can Build a Successful Business Without Destroying the Planet, by Ray Anderson 

The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win, by Jeffrey Hollender

The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability, by James Gustave Speth

Strategies for the Green Economy, by Joel Makower

State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?, by The Worldwatch Institute

The Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line, by Bob Willard

The Necessary Revolution, by Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley

The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology and the Evolutionary Corporation, by Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare

The Green Collar Economy, by Van Jones

Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, by Douglas W. Tallamy

Sustainability by Design, John Ehrenfeld

Collapse, by Jared Diamond

Green to Gold, by Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston

Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, by E.F. Schumacher

Valuing the Earth: Economics, Ecology, Ethics, by Herman Daly and Kenneth Townsend

Getting Green Done, by Auden Schendler

The Truth About Green Business, by Gil Friend