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Sustainability Book Club

The Office for Sustainability hosts a monthly book club to explore books that focus on the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainability. Please email if you are interested in joining the discussion or learning more. The Boatwright Library can arrange for the books to be available on library Kindles when possible as well. All participants are invited to bring a bag lunch. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome.

Current Selections 

April/May 2015: The Upcycle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart | Website 

From the website: "William McDonough and Michael Braungart imagine how human society might, at last, begin to rewrite its role in the history of the natural world. In The Upcycle, the best-selling authors offer numerous fascinating scenarios in which humans transcend the role of mere stewards of the planet. Instead, they suggest, why not become co-creators of the simplest invention ever: abundance? Drawing on a decade of lessons in putting Cradle to Cradle concepts into practice with businesses, governments, and people around the world, McDonough and Braungart invite us to reimagine everything from doorknobs to the Hoover Dam. In a world that uses design as a tool for positive impact, industry can do better than 'do no harm': it can actively improve everything with which it comes into contact." 

  • Discussion Date: Wednesday, May 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: TBD

Previous Selections 

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