Sustainability Education Resources

Content curated by PCC's SPARC (Sustainable Practices for Academics and Resources Council).

More recommended books & articles

These books and articles are either available through the PCC libraries, or are available free online.

Adams, M., Bell, Lee Anne, & Griffin, Pat. (2007). Teaching for diversity and social justice (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Dillard, J., Dujon, Veronica, & King, Mary C. (2009). Understanding the social dimension of sustainability (Routledge studies in development and society ; 17). New York: Routledge.

Merculieff, I., & Roderick, L. (2013). Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education. Retrieved from

Okun, T. (2006). From White Racist to White Anti-Racist: The lifelong journey. Dismantling Racism Works. Retrieved from

The 17 Principles of Environmental Justice (1991). Retrieved from

Jones, V. (2011). Vanity Fair: The Unbearable Whiteness of Green. Huffington Post. Retrieved from

Deranger, E. (2015). The Fight Against Tar Sands is About More than the Environment. Retrieved from

Confronting the Whiteness of Big Green NGOs. More Like People. Retrieved from

Hanson, J. (2015). The Modern Environmental Movement's Big Failure. Pacific Standard. Retrieved from

Steingraber, S. (2001). Having faith : An ecologist's journey to motherhood. Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus.

(2011). Raising Elijah : Protecting our children in an age of environmental crisis. Cambridge: Da Capo.

(1997). Living downstream : An ecologist looks at cancer and the environment. Reading, Mass.:  Addison-Wesley Publishing.     

McDonough, W., & Braungart, Michael. (2013). The Upcycle. New York: North Point Press.

Magnuson, J. (2013). The Approaching Great Transformation : Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy. New York: Seven Stories Press.

Willard, B. (2012). The New Sustainability Advantage. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society.

Tiscareño-Sato, G. (2011). Latinnovating : Green American jobs and the Latinos Creating Them. Hayward, Calif.: Gracefully Global Group.

Chapin, R. (2011). Pocket neighborhoods : Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World. Newtown, CT: Taunton Press.

Hawken, P. (2010). The Ecology of Commerce : A Declaration of Sustainability (Rev. ed.). New York: Harper Business.

Kaplan, J. (2009). Greening your small business : How to improve your bottom line, grow your brand, satisfy your customers--and save the planet. New York: Prentice Hall Press.

O'Brien, K., & Smith, Kathleen. (2008). The Northwest Green Home Primer. Portland, Or.: Timber Press.

Epstein, M., Rejc, Adriana, Elkington, John, & Leonard, Herman B. "Dutch.". (2014). Making Sustainability Work. San Francisco: Greenleaf Publishing/Berrett-Koehler.

McDonough, W., & Braungart, Michael. (2002). Cradle to Cradle : Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York: North Point Press.

Benyus, J. (2002). Biomimicry : Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: Perennial.

Gladwell, M. (2000). The Tipping Point : How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Boston: Little, Brown.

Anderson, R. (2005). Mid-course Correction : Toward a Sustainable Enterprise :The Interface model. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green.

Durning, A. (1996). This Place on Earth : Home and the Practice of Permanence. Seattle: Sasquatch Books.

Carson, R. (2002). Silent spring (40th anniversary ed). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

UCLA School of Public Affairs. What is Critical Race Theory? UCLA. Retrieved from

Ladson-Billings, G. and Tate, W. (1995). Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education. Retrieved from