Sustainability Committee has ‘Common Theme’ gift ideas

Up to your neck in checkout lines for Christmas?  Puzzled about what to do for that last minute gift?  Or, just plain stumped on what to do with all that extra time between semesters that you’re not used to having?

Well here are a few books to consider that relate to the campus’ common theme (“Realizing our Sustainable Future,” in case you forgot) and our historical mission, as noted by our University Sustainability Committee:

1. Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, Gustaph Speth, 2004

2. Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Jeffrey Sachs, 2008

3. The Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line, Bob Willard, 2002

4. Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming our Consumer Culture, John Ehrenfeld, 2008

5. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Gerard Diamond, 2004

6. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – And How it Can Renew America, Thomas Friedman, 2008

And, yes, it’s OK to just get yourself a gift, in this case!  That’s right, the campus Sustainability Committee says it’s so! So put your feet up and enjoy a good book.

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