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PERIODICALS

ARCHPAPER   The West architects newspaper
November-December 2011   To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.  A combination of science, education & policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection & restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that sustain us all.
Backyard Poultry   Only American publication that celebrates the chicken ONLY
Better Homes & Gardens   Nations premiere magazine, homeowner TV network, On-line resource
Builder Magazine   Provides home builders with home building news, home plans, home design ideas, and building product information
Condor Call    Newsletter of the Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Sierra Club 
Countryside   Established 1917.  Serving that branch of the voluntary Simplicity movement seeking greater self-reliance (homesteading) with emphasis on home food production.   
Dwell   Dwell Magazine: At Home in the Modern World
Ecolution   Ecolution Bulletin: The Eco-Home Journal
Eco Structure   Covers green building from all angles, providing information about diverse green-building techniques and rating systems
Edible OC   Edible Orange County ~ explores & celebrates history & passion for food, art & culture within the southern coastal & inland communities of OC, CA
EnviroBuilding   Environmental Building News: Building Green
EnviroDesign   Environmental Design & Construction
Fast Company   Deals with issues of sustainability and social responsibility
Fine Home Building   The mechanics of home building, sharing ideas & knowledge
Green American   Conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters
Green Builder   Green Builder Magazine: True Green
Green Guide   Green News, Views, & Solutions from National Geographic
Green Home Building   America's Premier Green Homebuilding Resource
Green Solutions   California Green Solutions: Everything is Connected
Green Source  
GRIT   Emphasizing community and a rural, back to basics, sustainable lifestyle
Healthy Living    The doctors' prescription for Healthy Living: Spotlighting companies committed to the principles of safe & healthy living 
Herb Companion   The Herb Companion: Grow - Cook - Heal
Herbs for Health   Therapies, holistic practices, recipes, natural health remedies.
LEED Guide   The LEED Guide Magazine. Environmental issues & guidelines
Low Impact   Low Impact Living - Green & Clean.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS: October/November 2011

  An invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering fighting rising energy costs, protecting the environment, & avoiding spending on processed food.  Dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve financial resources.
Mother Jones   A non-profit news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting   
National Geographic   Supporting, Exploration, Education, and Conservation Since 1888.
National Parks   The magazine of the National Parks Conservation Association.
National Wildlife   National Wildlife Federation: To protect wildlife for our children's future.
Natural Awakenings   An indispensable personal resource for those seeking a healthy, natural lifestyle

Natural Health

  Feel Good. Look Good. Do Good. Health. Fitness. Green Living.  
Natural Home and Garden   Natural Homes Magazine. Natural products. Eco-friendly.
Natural Solutions   Vibrant health, balanced living, and natural solutions for your life.
Nature Conservancy   Conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters
Ode Magazine   For Intelligent Optimists: Ordinary people who do extraordinary things
Organic Spa   Modern Green Living + Spa Wisdom
  THE SIERRA CLUB MAGAZINE. Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet. An indispensable guide for people who care deeply about nature. The country's oldest, largest, & most influential grassroots environmental group.
Solar Today   Solar Today Magazine - Technology news
Southern Sierran    To influence policies and decisions affecting the environment of North America and the rest of the world.
Sustainable Industries   The independent source for green business leaders  
Ultimate Home Design   The Green Build and Universal Design Resource
Vegetarian Times   Eat Green, Live Well. Recipes, resources, features, & community.
VegNews   Vegetarian News - Think, Eat, Thrive: Food - Planet - Travel - Buzz
TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP 15 GREEN WEBSITES (Listed in no particular order)  
 

  

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BOOKS

1001 Ways to Save the Planet

  Floyd, Esme    Thoughtful, understandable, simple, & fun presentation of green ideas 
150 Best Eco-House Ideas    Ana Cristina G. Cañizares    Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs,  features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients 
365 Ways to Live Green for Kids    Amsel, Sheri    Saving the Environment at home, school, or at play - every day 
47 Things You Can Do for Environment   Potronis / Buck    Things you can do to help the environment 
Addicted to Mediocrity
  Schaeffer, Franky
  Takes Christians to task for their flawed views of God, art and man/ If the book is at times stinging in its criticism 
Against Thrift    Livingston, James    Why consumer culture is good for the economy, the environment, and your soul 
All About Building Waterfall, Ponds...   Shrock / Ortho Books   A practical guide to adding both still (ponds) and moving (water features to any garden).
Backyard Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Recipies
  Bruton-Seal, Julie and Matthew  

Packed with nearly 300 color photographs and over 120 herbal remedies that you can make yourself. It gives a fascinating insight into the literary, historic, and world-wide application of the fifty common plants that it covers

The Backyard Homestead
  Madigan, Carleen
 

Home-produced food almost always begins in the vegetable garden. Planning charts and a thorough vegetable-by-vegetable growing guide are accompanied by simple techniques for canning, drying, and freezing the garden's bounty

Bringing Nature Home    Douglas W. Tallamy and Rick Darke    How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, it's not too late to save the ecosystem-sustaining matrix of insects and animals, and the solution is as easy as replacing alien plants with natives.     
California Native Plants for the Garden    Carol Bornstein, David Fross and Bart O'Brien    features more than 500 of the best California native plants for gardening in Mediterranean-climate areas of the world. illustrated with 450 color photos, this reference book also includes chapters on landscape design, installation, and maintenance 
The Charcoal Forest   Beth A. Peluso and Lynn Purl    How Fire Helps Animals & Plants explores the new habitat created by the fire. Focusing on the Northern Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada 
Complete Root Cellar Book
  MacKenzie, Jennifer and Churchill, Glenn
  The art, science & romance of building and stocking a root cellar. Illustrated guides and recipes.
Cook Without a Book    Anderson, Pam   Quick formulas for satisfying vegetarian & vegan dishes
Design Like You Give a Damn    Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair  

Architectural Responses To Humanitarian Crises by Architecture for Humanity,  a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. 

Eco Mind   Lappe, Frances Moore    Changing the way the think to created the world we want.  Also authored "Diet for a Small Planet."
EcoBeauty
  Cox, Lauren and         Cox, Janice
  Guide to beautifying scrubs, rubs, masks and bath bombs made of natural ingredients
Eco House Book
  Conran, Terence   Environmental decisions for home improvements
Edible Landscaping
  Creasy, Rosalind
 

A comprehensive Encyclopedia of Edibles provides horticultural information, culinary uses, sources, recommended varieties; appendices covering basics of planting, maintenance, control of pests using organic & environmentally friendly practices.

Energy Free    Ann V. Edminster and     Peter Yost     Homes for a Small Planet designed to equip building professionals and homeowners alike with a toolkit for creating homes that use no more energy than they produce
The Garden Primer    Damrosch, Barbara    The most comprehensive, entertaining, down-to-earth one-volume gardening reference ever 
Good House, Bad House    Shipley, Matt    Understand how to make your house more comfortable, healthy, safe, durable, and energy efficient
Green to Gold    Esty/Winston    "The definitive book on the greening of business." 
Green Building A-Z    Yudelson, Jerry    Understanding the language of green building
Healing Remedies Sourcebook
  Shealy, C. Norman
  1000+ natural remedies to naturally treat Stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, allergies, common cold, high blood pressure / more
Healthy Living    Russell    What the Bible says about healthy living: Three principles that will change your diet and improve your health 
Healthy Living Cookbook   Egan/Cataldo   How to prepare meals, snacks and desserts based on the principles outlined in the Bible
Housing Reclaimed
      Focusing on the use of salvaged and reclaimed materials with case studies.
Holy Shit     Logsdon, Gene    Managing manure to save mankind: The inside story of manure-our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource.
Home Work    Kahn, Lloyd    Continued odyssey of finding and exploring the most magnificent & unusual hand-built houses in existence 
The Homemade Pantry
  Wing, Charlie
  101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making. Inspires you to step inside your kitchen, take a look around, and change the way you relate to food
Householder's Guide    Fasenfest, Harriet    Takes up the banner of progressive homemaking and urban farming as a way to confront the political, social, and environmental issues facing the world
Housing Reclaimed
  Kellner, Jessica
  Focusing on the use of salvaged and reclaimed materials for non-conventional home builders
The Hybrid House    Catherine Wanek   Designing with Sun, Wind, Water, and Earth highlights real people who have used a combination of design strategies to reduce their energy use - sometimes by as much as 90 percent!  Wanek showcases sustainable new and renovated houses that incorporate natural building materials that will minimize a modern home's carbon footprint, while ensuring a healthy environment for residents 
The Kind Diet
  Silverstone, Alicia
  A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
Natural Building Companion
  Racusin, Jacob D. & McArleton
  Natural building philosophy, design, and technique
Natural Kitchen   Tull, Deborah Eden
  Your guide to the Sustainable Food Revolution.  Homesteaders Cookbook
Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House
  Venolia, Carol and Lerner, Kelly
  Starting with the gifts of your site and climate, this unique guide shows you how to dance with the natural elements, getting your heat and light from the sun, cooling from shade and breezes, water from the sky, and sensory nourishment from the earth
New Green Homes    Sergi Costa Duran and Bollini Liliana     The Latest in Sustainable Living  presents the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and design. Projects include "green" houses, apartments, lofts, and cabins, and explore various aspects of environmentally-friendly design from its ecological and economical benefits to the factors that need to be considered when choosing materials, such as the amount of energy that went into manufacturing the product; its sustainability; the life-expectancy of its materials; and the question of if the materials used can be recycled or safely disposed of if they break down over time. 
The New Solar Home    Stephen Snyder and Dave Bonta    Illustrates exceptional homes that are groundbreaking not only in their use of renewable energy but also in their commitment to recycling and repurposing materials 
None of These Diseases    McMillen/Stern
  The Bible's health secrets for the 21st century  *c- '63, '84,'2000 
Organic Lawn Care Manual   Tukey, Paul B.    Natural methods to keep yards healthy, inviting green & lush.
Passive Solar Architecture    David A. Bainbridge and Ken Haggard   

Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Daylighting and More Using Natural Flows.  New buildings can be designed to be solar oriented, naturally heated and cooled, naturally lit and ventilated, and made with renewable, sustainable materials - no matter the location or climate. 

The        Peaceable Forest
 

Ely, Kosa

Ill. by Anna Johansson

  India's tale of kindness to animals - a message of compassion & kindness for children of all ages.
Philosophy of Sustainable Design
  McLennan, Jason
  Outlines the major ideas and issues that have emerged in the growing movement of green architecture and sustainable design. A starting point for anyone involved in the building industry on a journey to learn how to build more responsibly.
Posture 4 Power
 

Hercy, Stephen

Gremaud, Batista 

 

Whether you are a celebrity, housewife, professional or student, Hercy has transformed ordinary female bodies into confident walking models of feminine grace & beauty, & insignificant looking men into proud godlike Greek statues, INDEPENDENTLY OF A PERSONAL TRAINER

Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider   

Dubin, Margaret/                          Ross, Sylvia

 

A California Indian Feast: Insight into how Native American people created food from what flourished around them

Silent Spring    Rachel Carson    Written over the years 1958 to 1962, it took a hard look at the effects of insecticides and pesticides on songbird populations throughout the United States, whose declining numbers yielded the silence to which her title attests. 
Starater Vegetable Gardens    Pleasant, Barbara   How to start, maintain, and expand a bountiful vegetable garden in small, manageable spaces.
Sustainable Me (I)
  Thomas, Ben
  Tips and Terms for the Environmentally Conscious.  Includes Glossary
Sustainable Me  (II)
  Thomas, Ben
  Counterintuitive Conservatism.    Explores compatability of religion and science as well as politics and evnironmentalism
Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter
  Kahn, Lloyd
 
Urban Farming   Fox, Thomas J.  
Wind Energy Basics:    Second Edition    Paul Gipe     A Guide to Home- and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion's share of oil-, coal-, and natural gas- fired electrical plants in the U.S., but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity      
EcoIQ Bookstore   EcoIQ Bookstore logo.jpg    The Eco Outlet Bookstore:  Smart choices aligning Economics & Ecology 
HENNESY + INGALLS    

             Profile Picture of Hennessey + Ingalls

  Independent bookstores:  Santa Monica, Hollywood.  Art, Architecture. Interior Design. Photography. The Environment. 

  

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DIGITAL MEDIA

Dust Bowl
  Experience the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history that nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation
Eyes of Thailand     
Falling Up  

A story from the streets.  See also Stephon Litwinczuk, media producer at www.stephonlitwinczuk.com 

FUEL   DVD: In this enlightening documentary, filmmaker Josh Tickell paints a powerful portrait of America's growing--& alarming--dependence on foreign oil. On an 11-year journey in his biodiesel-converted van, Tickell unravels this addiction & discovers some viable alternatives for the future. Features interviews with leading policy makers, educators, and activists Woody Harrelson, Neil Young, & Willie Nelson. 
Forks over Knives    DVD: Examines the claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based & processed foods. 
Green Living Project
  To educate and inspire individuals and communities to live a more sustainable lifestyle through stories focused on unique and diverse examples of sustainability from around the world
Houston: We Have a Problem   

FILM / DVDLIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF CHEAP ENERGY

THE OIL INDUSTRY VOICES ITS SIDE IN THIS DOCUMENTARY FEATURE.

If a Tree Falls    DVD:  The remarkable story of the earth liberation front's rise and fall told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members,   
Love Thy Nature
  A new film by Sylvie Rokab:  It's not about saving the planet. It's about saving ourselves.
MisLEAD    FILM:  MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic is a feature-length documentary film for theatrical release about the hidden epidemic of childhood lead poisoning in America today.
Neness Media
  Transformative media producer: 1ness Media is dedicated to bring the visions, voices and visuals of those companies and entrepreneurs that are shaping this new world!
No Impact Man    DVD/BOOK:  For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. 
Radiant Greens
  Dr. Tony O'Donnell, Health Reporter.  Health books, equipment, supplements and products
Vanishing of the Bees    FILM: Important & essential documentary -- if you like eating, see this film.

  

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RADIO & TV 

EcoDivas TV    Our goal is to create awareness & build communities that focus on Eco film, fashion, cosmetics & food by sharing information from around the world.
Get Green TV    Free green movies and pod casts.  Green products and services.  
GAIAM TV
  Transformation network.  Your streaming media source for conscious programming.
GoGreenAmericaTV    Creator/Host - Jeff Davis.  Informative news and ideas through the website, twitter @greenamericatv and Go Green America TV
Green Earth Radio   Radio Show:  An award winning weekly program produced for Public Radio focusing on environmental education. The show offers current environmental news from experts on subjects such as alternative energy, green buildings, energy efficiency, endangered species, environmental protection, & more. 
Health Food News
  US News Bureau.  Presswire: Organic, gourmet, whole foods, green press, food & beverage, health food, new food reviews, natural press.  World wire service
KPFK
  One of five radio stations in U.S. licensed to Pacifica Foundation, a non-profit focusing on promoting world peace through greater sharing of information and cultures.
Natural News Radio   Radio Show: The best in health talk radio: Patrick Timpone, Robert Scott Bell, Linderman Unleashed, Mike Bundrent 
Organic Authority TV   Blip TV:  Organic Authority TV-- organic food, recipes and green living made easy and delicious. 
Prescription 2000
  Radio Show: On line broadcasts, book. "The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it."
The Food Whisperer    Radio Show: A journey into our love affair with food. A passion for healthy living foretells a world rich with art and culture through the power of cuisine.  
Wellness Center- Fountain Valley   

Radio Show: Sharing the fun and inventive culinary recipes that are healthy yet affordable to fit any budget  

  

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ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULA

Audubon Society    Education & action, protection & restoration of bird & wildlife habitats  
California Wildlife Center   Taking responsibility for the protection of all native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and conservation  
Creation Care    Evangelical Environmental Network provides curriculum materials for churches & schools as well as a multi-media approach to activate environmental evangelicals
Muse School
  Inspiring and preparing young people to live conscously with themselves, one another and the planet. Located between Malibu & Calabasas, CA.
TOYMATO.COM   K-4 Green Living Curriculum promotes a balanced and healthy lifestyle, respect for the environment, responsible citizenship, & creative thinking  
Wildworks    Wildlife educational presentations for schools and special occasions.  Provides lifetime care for non-releasable wild animals & to engender public respect & concern for nature through interactive wildlife educational presentations.
 

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