Green Vision – Recommended Reading

Publication: Sustainable Materials: with both eyes open (UIT Cambridge Ltd, 2012)

Cradle to Cradle. Remaking the Way We Make Things [Paperback] 

Michael Braungart (Author), William McDonough (Author)

Other great “Green Reads”

The suggested texts below have been kindly donated to the Green Vision Book Club by some of our key sponsors and advocates and truly represent the ethos of culture change that Green Vision and the Leeds Sustainability Institute promote.

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The Responsible Company, Yvon Chouinard

Donated by Martin Brown, Fairsnape

Ecosystems Services Come to Town, Gary Grant

Donated by Gary Grant

The Goal, Eliyahu M Goldratt

Donated by Tim Whitehall, Room 4 Consulting



My favourite quote from The Responsible Company
by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley:

“A word about a word we have chosen to use as little as possible: Sustainability.  Its a legitimate term that calls us not to take more from nature than we can give back. But we do take more than we give, we do harm nature more than we help it. We have no business applying the the word sustainable to business activity until we learn to house, feed, clothe and entertain ourselves – and fuel the effort – without interfering with natures capacity to regenerate itself and support a rich variety of life. We are a long long way from doing business … and no human economic activity is yet sustainable”

(Martin @fairsnape)

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