The UCCS Office of Sustainability unites the efforts of faculty, staff and students to support development and lifestyles on campus and in the community that sustain natural resources and protect the environment, ultimately ensuring the ability of future generations to meet their needs too.
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The Office of Sustainability is a department of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
The Kraemer Family Library at UCCS has a wealth of information about sustainability. In support of campus sustainability goals, the Kraemer Library has added 300 monographs addressing various aspects of sustainability. Many of the library's 25,000 online and print journals permit students and faculty to keep up-to-date with the latest research on sustainability and also on sustainability programs at other institutions of higher education.
Below is a list of select sustainability-related journals that are available in the Kraemer Family Library:
Our Sustainability Committee compiled the list below of classic sustainability books. This list is by no means exhaustive, but represents a starting point to learn about the various dimensions of sustainability. All of these books are available in the Kraemer Family Library. If you think there is a classic sustainability text missing from this list, email us!
Abbey, Edward. Desert Solitaire
Abbey, Edward. Monkey Wrench Gang
Benyus, Janine M. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Blackburn, William R. The Sustainability Handbook
Brown, Lester. Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring
Chambers, Nicky, Simmons, Craig, Wachernagel, Mathis. Sharing Nature's Interest: Ecological Footprints as an Indicator of Sustainability
Cronon, William, ed. Uncommon Ground
Dailey, Gretchen. The New Economy of Nature
Daly, Herman. Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development
Diamond, Jared. Collapse
Doppelt, Bob. Leading Change Toward Sustainability
Friedman, Thomas. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution
Hawken, Paul. The Ecology of Commerce
Hawken, Paul, Lovins, Amory, Lovins, Hunter. Natural Capitalism
Kunstler, James Howard. The Geography of Nowhere
Kunstler, James Howard. The Long Emergency
Lappe, Frances. Diet for a Small Planet
Leopold, Aldo. Sand County Almanac
McDonough, William. Cradle to Cradle
McKibben, Bill. The End of Nature
Meadows, Donella. Beyond the Limits: Confronting Global Collapse Envisioning a Sustainable Future
Meadows, Donella. The Limits to Growth
Nebhan, Gary. Coming Home to Eat
Orr, David. Earth in Mind
Quammen, David. Song of the Dodo
Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food
Pollan, Michael. Omnivores Dilemma
Thoreau, David Henry. Walden Pond
Visser, Wayne. The Top 50 Sustainability Books
Wackernagel, Mathis and William Rees. Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth
Waters, Alice. Edible School Yard
Wehrbach, Adam. Strategy for Sustainability
Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass
Williams, Terry Tempest. Finding Beauty in a Broken World
Williams, Terry Tempest. Refuge
All of us involved in sustainability at UCCS wish to send a heartfelt thank you to Judith Rice-Jones, who retired after working for 28 years in the library. Even though sustainability was not her job, Judith was one of the sustainability champions on our campus -- without her, we would not have achieved all that we have. Happy Trails Judith!