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The following is a list of well known films, books, activists, leaders and links on the topic of sustainability.
- An Inconvenient Truth - Davis Guggenheim (2006)
- Darwin’s Nightmare – Hubert Sauper (2004)
- Earth Days – Robert Stone (2009)
- Flow: For the Love of Water – Irena Salina (2008)
- Food Inc. - Robert Kenner (2008)
- Fuel – Josh Tickell (2008)
- Home – Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2009)
- King Corn - Aaron Woolf (2007)
- Manufactured Landscapes – Jennifter Baichwal (2006)
- Planet Earth: The Future - BBC Natural History Unit (2006)
- Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai – Dater and Merton (2008)
- The 11th Hour – Leonardo DiCaprio (2007)
- The Cove – Louie Psihoyos (2009)
- The Story of Stuff - Anne Leonard (2007)
- Water - Deepa Mehta (2005)
- Who Killed the Electric Car? – Chris Paine (2006)
- A Short History of Progress - Ronald Wright
- Blue Gold – Maude Barlow
- Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed - Jared Diamond
- Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things - William McDonough
- Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future - Bill McKibben
- Food Rules: An Eater's Manual - Michael Pollan
- Naturalist - Edward O. Wilson
- Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew - Samuel Fromartz
- Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
- Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the Twenty-first Century - Juliet Schor, Betsy Taylor
- The Estrogen Effect: How Chemical Pollution Is Threatening Our Survival - Deborah Cadbury
- The Geography of Hope – Chris Turner
- The Omnivores Dilemma - Michael Pollan
- The Sacred Balance – David Suzuki
- The World Without Us - Alan Weisman
- Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit - Vandana Shiva
Leaders and Activists:
David Attenborough – Biologist well known as the host and narrator of the series ‘Life’, produced by BBC Natural History.
Maude Barlow – Canadian author and environmental activist, National Chairperson for the Council of Canadians, former President of the United Nations, and co-founder of the Blue Planet Project (fighting for the international right to water).
David Brower – Founder of many environmental organizations such as The Sierra Club Foundation and Friends of the Earth.
Rachel Carson – Marine biologist, naturalist, and writer, credited for having a large role in helping to initiate the environmental movement.
- John Francis – Known as the ‘Planetwalker’, he spent 22 years walking across the America’s (and spent 17 of those years in silence) to promote environmental activism, and as a UN Ambassador.
- Al Gore – Environmentalist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, writer of the Academy Award winning film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, and former politician.
- Annie Leonard – Environmentalist, critic of consumer culture, and filmmaker.
- Wangari Maathai – Environmental activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and founder of the Green Belt Movement.
- Bill McKibben – Environmental activist and writer on the topics of climate change and alternative energy.
- Rajendra K. Pachauri – Award-winning environmentalist and Chair for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
- Carl Sagan – Scientist, writer, and environmentalist, well known for his PBS series ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyage’.
- David Suzuki – Canadian zoologist and environmental activist known for his numerous books, his television series The Nature of Things, and for his activism to fight climate change.
- E. O. Wilson – Biologist and multiple Pulitzer Prize winning author of works such as Naturalist, Biophilia, and The Ants.