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Resources & Links

Earth Mama recommends the following list of links, books, movies, and articles. Many contain information we all need to know to preserve our Earth, or environmental tips, or an eco-theme.

LINKS

Links for Living Sustainably / Sustainable Living

Alternatives for Simple Living

American Community Gardening Association
: Helping to make communities greener

Calculate your Ecological Footprint at Earth Day Network.

Center for a New American Dream
: Promoting environmental awareness, responsible consumerism and social justice

Center for the Study of Integrative Medicine in Conway, Arkansas

Cultural Creatives

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
: Wealth of information about tax incentives

Earth Mama

Foundation for Global Community

Foundation for Global Sustainability

Green Pages
: A directory of green businesses

GreenerCars
: The environmental guide to cars and trucks

Healing Mother
: Compendium of resources (books, pamphlets, videos, magazines)

Health Care Without Harm

Heart Math:
Stress reduction for home and office

Hi-Cone
: Recyclable 6-Pack Ring

Interfaith Climate Change Network (ICCN)
: A new initiative of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, to coordinate interfaith lobbying activities on climate and energy

Kilowatt Ours
: devoted to reducing energy consumption and promoting renewable resources

Natural Capitalism
: Creating the next industrial revolution

The Natural Step

The Next Industrial Revolution

The North American Coalition for Christianity and Ecology (NACCE)
: Encouraging the many strands of Christian tradition in the work of healing the damaged earth, out of a common concern and love for God's creation

The Simple Living Network

Simply Insulate: Home insulation info

Southface: Responsible solutions for environmental living

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice


Links for Environmental Literacy, Research and Action

Biodiversity and Conservation
: A Hypertext Book, by Peter J. Bryant, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA.: Includes chapters on The History of Life, Extinction and Overexploitation and other information-filled pages

The Dogwood Alliance
: Defending southern forests

Earth Literacy Masters program at St Mary-of-the-Woods College

Earth Mama

The EnviroLink Network
: Non-profit access to vast onlite environmental resources

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Literacy Council

Environmental News Network

Environmental Organization WebDirectory
: Science, Ecology

The Great Story
: the fourteen billion year epic of cosmos, life and humanity , told as a sacred story

Grist Magazine
: Up to date environmental news and commentary

Heritage Forests Campaign
: Once our forests are gone, they're gone forever

Institute for Communal Contemplation & Dialogue

Ishmael Community

National Wildlife Federation
: Great FREE nature e-cards

The Native Forest Network
: Protecting and restoring forests and wild places

The Nature Conservancy
: Preserving the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth

The Neahtawanta Center
: A gathering place for progressives

Nonviolent Communication: Effective communication with everyone

NRDC BioGems
: Saving endangered wild places

Peace Army of Costa Rica: Goals and mission statement of Peace Army of Costa Rica

Rocky Mountain Institute
: Cutting edge of efficient and restorative use of natural resources

Sequatchie Valley Institute


Sisters of Earth
: Women dedicated to healing Earth's community of life

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

The Southern Environmental Law Center

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
: Summarizes the overwhelming observational evidence for evolution and suggests effective ways of teaching the subject for teachers, other educators, and policy makers who design, deliver, and oversee classroom instruction in biology

United States Department of Energy

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Worldwatch Institute

Links for Music

Earth Mama:
Featuring Earth Mama and other musicians that you might recognize

Eco Music:
Songs for environmental education

M.U.S.E. Online:
Musicians United to Sustain the Environment

Northern Spirit Radio: Interview with Earth Mama

Quaker Music:
Featuring Earth Mama and other musicians you might recognize!

Walkin Jim Stoltz



BOOKS

An Appalachian Tragedy by Ayers, Hager, and Little

The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken

Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit by Al Gore

The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken

Epicurean Simplicity by Stephanie Mills

The Family of Earth by Schim Schimmel, NorthWord Press, 2001

Ishmael and My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

It's Our World, Too! : Stories of Young People Who Are Making a Difference by Phillip Hoose — Beautiful and sensitively written accounts of real young people who are having an impact on their communities by taking courageous stands on social and environmental issues. Filled with diversity and honesty. By environmental scientist and Nature Conservancy staff member, author of numerous books on sports and social issues for young people.

Land of the Dead Giants by Greg Guirard: This is a story set in the swamps and bayou area of Louisiana, about a young boy and his relationship with the ancient cypress swamp. It is filled with detail of the land and history, as well as the unique culture of this rich ethnic heritage. It is printed both in English and cajun French in the same volume. Wonderful for family or classroom reading. Guirard is a spellbinding storyteller, as well as a renown photographer and chronicler of bayou ecological history.

The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James Howard Kunstler. http://energybulletin.net/4856.html

Midwives of an Unnamed Future: Spirituality for Women in Times of Unprecedented Change by Mary Beth Broz, RSM, and Barbara Flynn

The Man Who Talks With Flowers by Glenn Clark: The story of George Washington Carver.

Original Blessing by Matthew Fox

Universe Story by Jennifer Morgan: A trilogy starting with the big bang.

Our Angry Earth by Isaac Asimov and Frederick Pohl

The Party s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
by Richard Heinberg: An overview of the energy systems that keep today s society running and the effects of the decline of oil production.

Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World
by Richard Heinberg: Read the introduction, interview and table of contents here at

Radical Amazement: Contemplative Lessons from black Holes, Supernovas, and Other wonders of the Universe
by Judy Cannato

Rise Up Singing
by Annie Patterson and Peter Blood: This collection of songs has become the standard for group singing. It should be in every musician's library....and I would be thrilled to death if any of the Earth Mama songs ever made it into an edition!

River Ran Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry: Beautifully illustrated true story of the Nashua River and the community that brought it back to life after years of pollution. Inspiring and powerful. (For children.)

A Sand County Almanac (including Thinking Like a Mountain essay) by Aldo Leopold Shared Spirits: Wildlife and Native Americans by Dennis L. Olson: Stories that connect us through other living things and Native stories, to the Earth. Exquisite photos, artwork, and stories we wished would go on and on! Warm, personal and funny. From stellar educator, showman and biologist who also appears on PBS and elsewhere as "Critter Man." (For young people, or families to read together.)

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World,The Universe Story
by Swimme and Berry Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy by Mathew Simmons. This book is a VERY informative report on the current state of oil production in Saudi Arabia.

The Value of Love: The Story of Johnny Appleseed by Anne Donegan Johnson, The Danbury Press, 1979.

MAGAZINE ARTICLES
National Geographic
, February 1999: Biodiversity
National Geographic
, August, 2005: After Oil, Powering the Future

MOVIES
An Inconvenient Truth, (Al Gore, 2006)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon, (Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Alec Guinness, 1972)
The Burning Season, (Raul Julia, 1994)
Erin Brockovich, (Julia Roberts, 2000)
Medicine Man, (Sean Connery, 1992)
Soylent Green, (Charlton Heston, 1973)

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