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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sustainable Capitol Hill

I've been a fan of  Sustainable Capitol Hill since it started a few years ago, but I haven't participated in very many of their activities, mainly because I just don't like going to meetings...  Recently, however, Sustainable Capitol Hill has started a book group and it's a lot of fun.  The group met for the first time last month at Bluebird creamery (a meeting with ice cream and beer!) and threw around ideas for books to read on the theme of sustainability.  We decided to read What Matters? Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth by Wendell Berry which we discussed at the June meeting, and we are currently reading Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability by Jeffrey Sanders for the next meeting.

The book group meets the first Thursday of every month, 6 to 8 pm, at Bluebird, 1205 E. Pike Street.

Here are the other books on our prospective reading list so far:

Berry, Wendell
Bringing it to the Table

Bryson, Bill
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Capra, Fritjof
The Hidden Connections: Integrating The Biological, Cognitive, And Social Dimensions Of Life Into A Science Of Sustainability

Carson, Rachel
Silent Spring

Diamond, Jared
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Edward Abbey
Desert Solitaire

Eisenstein, Charles
Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition

Fukuoka, Masanobu
One Straw Revolution

Hawken, Paul
The Ecology of Commerce

Jensen, Derrick
The Culture of Make Believe

Klein, Naomi
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Lappe, Frances Moore
Diet for a Small Planet

Schumacher, E.F.
Small is Beautiful   T