13 Hot Books from Sustainability Thought Leaders

May 22, 2013 2:00 PM ET

Sustainable Brands: News & Views

Continuing with our series of "hot lists" (check out our lists of hot products and business model innovations) this third installment previews 13 hot books whose authors will speak at Sustainable Brands ’13 next month. As with the previous two lists, we had trouble isolating only 13 highlights from the sea of world-class thought leadership active in the Sustainable Brands community. While we do feel we simply have to share these 13 recently released must-reads, we’re also adding a bonus list of 10 other slightly older, but still absolutely indispensable, sustainability books whose authors will also be with us at SB’13 in June. Have a look and take notes:

  1. The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability — Designing for Abundance, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, is the long-awaited sequel to Cradle to Cradle, arguably one of the few most influential sustainability books of all time. The Upcycle promises to be at least as impactful and comes fresh off the printing press!
  2. Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions, by Oscar H. Will and Karen Will, offers practical tips on achieving a high degree of self-sufficiency, homesteader style, through smart use of ‘sweat equity’ and other often underestimated resources.

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