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  • Sun, 17 Jun 2012 08:14:00    Permalink
    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

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