Non-Fiction Books/Articles/Films

(this page is still being updated – feel free to send in any suggestions to greenstories@soton.ac.uk)

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Buddhist Economics: Small is beautiful: economics as if people mattered by EF Schumacher,

A little dated and sexist but some great ideas otherwise

https://www.ee.iitb.ac.in/student/~pdarshan/SmallIsBeautifulSchumacher.pdf

Another book that’s been suggested is Stories of the Great Turning. This is a collection of true stories from people who have changed their lives (in a variety of different ways) in response to climate change and other global issues https://www.jkp.com/uk/stories-of-the-great-turning-2.html

Here is a 21 minute film showcasing some of the projects that the sustainable development commission thought could have a transformative effect:

One of these projects is project dirt – their website present numerous sustainability-related projects http://www.projectdirt.com/

Another project is Groundwork which is about creating green employment – perhaps a story could be set in a groundwork project – see http://www.groundwork.org.uk/

For the more academic Springer are allowing open access to some of their articles that present research that has the potential to change the world for the better.

Finally here is a suggested list of the 300 best books to read to change the world. You can download as a PDF or Google Sheet