Our approach to sustainability and sustainable living has been formalized into a book, Sustainability Made Simple: Small Changes for Big Impact, published March 2017. Sustainability Made Simple is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about what sustainability is about and walks the reader through small, actionable steps anyone can take to reduce their environmental footprint in their daily routine.
The book is available for purchase directly from our publisher, Rowman & Littlefield, or Amazon. Using AmazonSmile also donates a portion of your purchase to a charity of your choice at no cost to you. What an easy way to support a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the environmental issues that impact our lives (i.e., Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council)! Sustainability Made Simple is also available at select libraries and bookstores across the U.S. and aligns well to reading with others. Please check out our Book Reflection & Discussion Guide for your informal or formal book club.
We never could have imagined the context into which this book would be released as the world has changed significantly since we started sketching out ideas at the end of 2015. On the positive side, the first comprehensive international climate change agreement was ratified in 2016 and on the negative side, in 2017 federal social and environmental policy in the U.S. is turning back decades of progress. Yet this new context reaffirms and strengthens our initial reasoning for imagining to write a book on sustainability. We need a systematic change more than ever now, one where individuals are at the forefront of demanding a healthy and happy environment and community for today and for the next generation. By understanding the challenges society faces, but also recognizing that individual people and communities in their everyday lives are key to overcoming this, Sustainability Made Simple emphasizes and helps drive individual action toward sustainability.
Thank you to all our readers, friends and family – we are so grateful and could not have done it without your support! Now, we are excited to spread the word about sustainability and be part of the solution to make change happen!