Aggie Sustainability Alliance Resources

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Paper  

5”x7”

7”x5”

20”x20”

Plastic & Aluminum

5”x7”

7”x5”

20”x20”

Cardboard

20”x20”

Landfill (Non-Recyclables Only)

5”x7”

7”x5”

Each PDF file linked below displays a reminder recreated in three different colors: Aggie maroon, black, and green. As each color has its own separate page, please change your print settings to print only the page displaying your preferred color. This will help save ink and paper.

Power Down Your Workspace

Turn Off Lights

Turn Off Monitors

Turn Off Power Strips

Unplug Appliances

Turn Off the Tap

There are many sustainability books covering a wide array of topics and perspectives. The following are simply a few recommendations under relevant categories to help you get started.

Climate Science

  • An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore
  • Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben
  • Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James C Hansen
  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning by James Lovelock

Economics

  • Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water by Tony Clarke
  • Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital by John Restakis
  • Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins
  • Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet by Tim Jackson
  • Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era by Amory Lovins, Marvin Odum, and John W. Rowe
  • Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few by Robert Reich
  • The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability by James Gustave Speth

Environmental Sustainability

  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides) by Rob Hopkins and Richard Heinberg
  • Whole Earth Discipline: an Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand

Food

  • Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food by Pamela C. Ronald & Raoul W. Adamchak
  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • Food Inc.: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer – And What You Can Do About It by Karl Weber
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Personal Growth

  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstien
  • The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality by Dalai Lama
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Policy & Action

  • Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It by Jeffrey D. Clements and Bill Moyers
  • Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse by David W. Orr
  • Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change by Kathleen Dean Moore
  • Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. M. Conway
  • Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing the Save Civilization by Lester Brown
  • The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson

Science

  • Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson
  • Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What It means by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene
  • Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows

Social Sustainability

  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • Illegal People by David Bacon
  • Systemic Racism by Joe Feagin
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
  • How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

There are many sustainability films and documentaries covering a wide array of topics and perspectives. The following are simply a few recommendations under relevant categories to help you get started.

Note: Asterisked (*) entries are available for free streaming on Kanopy for Texas A&M users. Visit https://texasam.kanopy.com/

Economics

  • Green Economics Series*
  • Hungry for Profit (1985)*
  • Inequality for All (2013)
  • Poverty, Inc. (2014)
  • The Future of Life – Biodiversity in the New Millennium with Edward O. Wilson (2002)*
  • The True Cost (2015)

Environment

  • American Experience: Rachel Carson (2017)*
  • Before the Flood (2016)
  • Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2009)*
  • Chasing Ice (2012)
  • Gasland (2010)
  • Home (2009)
  • March of the Penguins (2005)
  • Racing Extinction (2015)
  • The Eleventh Hour (2007)
  • Tomorrow (2015)

Food

  • In Defense of Food – An Eater’s Manifesto (2014)*
  • Cowspiracy (2014)
  • Fed Up (2014)
  • Food Forward Series*
  • Food, Inc. (2008)
  • Super Size Me (2004)
  • What the Health (2017)

Policy & Action

  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
  • Blackfish (2013)
  • Bowling for Columbine (2002)
  • Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)
  • The Corporation (2003)

Social Sustainability/History

  • 13th (2016)
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
  • Can It Hurt Less? (1992)*
  • Dark Girls (2011)
  • Eyes on the Prize Series
  • Freedom Riders (2010)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
  • La 92 (2017)
  • Slavery by Another Name (2012)
  • Strong Island (2017)
  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Series

The Black List Series

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)
  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)
  • The Hunting Ground (2015)

Create a Sustainability Team in your office by selecting a few members to meet once a month and discuss the office’s progress. The Team is free to use their imagination to help improve the office. A few ideas for the sustainability team include:

  • Make a creative team name.
  • Ensure the office is recycling all excess paper.
  • Motivate employees to turn off their computers at night and use energy saving moves during the day.
  • Unplug all small appliances e.g. toasters, personal printers etc.
  • Encourage paperless staff meetings.
  • Evaluate the ability for your office to carpool.
  • Create your own sustainable office tip of the month.
  • Be sure to document the team’s progress and achievements to receive points on your Office Checklist.
  • Maintain and update an office bulletin board with posters and information about all thing sustainable where everyone can see it.
  • Be resourceful and create the bulletin board out of an old box! Unfold it, tape the cut edges together and decorate it. You can cover it with a fabric or just simply put a border around it.
  • Get creative with unique opportunities for your office and submit them as innovation points on your Office Checklist.