25 Novels That Will Turn You Into An Environmentalist

The Baron in the Trees, Italo Calvino

The Call of the Wild, Jack London

Dune, Frank Herbert

Far North, Marcel Theroux

Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

Grass, Sheri S. Tepper

In Patagonia, Bruce Chatwin

The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

Moby Dick, Herman Melville

The Monkey Wrench Gang, Edward Abbey

My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell

Nausicas of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

Odds Against Tomorrow, Nathaniel Rich

Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, Norman Maclean

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

Shadow Country, Peter Matthiessen

The Shell Collector, Anthony Doerr

Solaris, Stanislav Lem

The Summer Book, Tove Jansson

The Unknown World, J.G. Ballard

When the Killing’s Done, T.C. Boyle

The Wind Up Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi

Wolf Willow, Wallace Stegner


10 Environmental Books You Should Read Over Holiday Vacation

Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment, David Kirby

Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner

Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution, And How it Can Renew America, Thomas Friedman

An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore

Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, Barry Estabrook

A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold

Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

The Turquoise Ledge, Leslie Marmon Silko


More Environmentally-Inspiring Books to Read

Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World, Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery

In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan

My First Summer in the Sierras, John Muir

Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf That Made History, Beckie Elgin

Of Orcas and Men, David Neiwert

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard

Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams

The Singing Wilderness, Sigurd Olson

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert

The Song of the Dodo, David Quammen

The Unsettling of America, Wendell Berry

Walden, Henry David Thoreau

Of Wolves and Men, Barry Lopez


Environmental Films to Check Out


Blood Lions

How to Change the World

I Am Morgan

Sonic Sea