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Recommended Reading

Zero Waste | Sustainability | Social Justice | Activism | Mindfulness

  • Emergent Strategy Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown

  • Sustainability: A History By Jeremy L. Caradonna

  • Recycling Reconsidered: The Present Failure and Future Promise of Environmental Action in the United States by Samantha MacBride

  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Book by Michael Braungart and William McDonough

  • The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability-Designing for Abundance Paperback - Michael Braungart and William McDonough

  • EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want -By Frances Moore Lappé

  • Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash Kindle Edition by Edward Humes

  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature - By Janine M. Benyus

  • Biomimicry in Organizations - Business management inspire by nature - By Fausto Tazzi, Clnzia De Rossi, Meaghan Toohey

  • Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States by Carl A. Zimring

  • The Global Business Environment: Challenges and Responsibilities 4th ed. 2017 Edition by Janet Morrison

  • Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta Taylor

  • Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice (Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy) by Laura Westra and Bill Lawson

  • Design For Repair by Derrick Mead

  • The Waste Makers by Vance Packard, Bill McKibben

  • Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash Book by Elizabeth Royte

  • Waste and Want Book by Susan Strasser

  • Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal Book by Tristram Stuart

  • The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Book by Paul Connett

  • Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

  • Joyful Militancy Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times by Nick Montgomery and carla bergman 

  • The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

  • Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield

  • Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn 

  • The Sexual Politics of Meat A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams

  • Veganism in an Oppressive World A Vegans of Color Community Project Edited by Julia Feliz Brueck


Food Empowerment Project is a volunteer-based non-profit organization whose mission statement is "to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one's food choices." The organization was founded in 2006 by lauren Ornelas, who continues to lead it.


The long anticipated workbook from Layla F. Saad’s

Part education, part activation, the Me And White Supremacy Workbook is a first-of-its-kind personal anti-racism tool for people holding white privilege to begin to examine and dismantle their complicity in the oppressive system of white supremacy.

*I’m starting this workbook with a few friends in mid-March 2019

Farm Sanctuaries

Colorado | Luvin Arms Sanctuary

Washington| The Surf and Turf Sanctuary

Texas | Rowdy Girl Sanctuary

New York | The Farm Sanctuary