A Buddhist wanting to respond to the climate crisis and ecological emergency?

You’re a Buddhist and looking for ways to talk to your sangha about climate change and activism? Or you’re interested in learning more about climate change and ideas about how we might be able to build a more sustainable future? Below you can find some resources that we have found helpful. 

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Yogaratna, 2018. ‘Breaking the silence, changing the story: Buddhism versus neoliberalism


Synder, Gary, 1990. The Practice of The Wild. Counterpoint
The Karmapa. 2017. Interconnected. Wisdom
The Dalai Lama. 2008. Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence. Wisdom
Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh etc. 2009. A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency. Wisdom 
Hanh, Thich Nhat. 2013. ‘Love Letter to the Earth’. Parallax Press.
Kaza, S. 2008. ‘Mindfully Green‘ Shambhala.
Macy, J. 2007. ‘The Work that Reconnects
Plotkin, B. 2007. ‘Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World’. New World Library.
Eisenberg, E. 2000 ‘Ecology of Eden‘ Picador.
Macy, J. 2010. ‘Pass It on: Five Stories That Can Change the World’. Parallax Press.
Figures, C and Rivett-Carnac, T 2020 ‘The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis’ Manilla Press
Macy, J. & Johnstone, C. 2012. ‘Active hope’ New World Library
Abram, D. 1997. ‘The Spell of the Sensuous‘ Vintage.
Macy, J. 1991. ‘World as Lover, World as Self’. Parallax Press.
Loy, D. ‘Ecodarma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis‘ 2019 Wisdom Publications,U.S.
Yogaratna, 2018. ‘Breaking the silence, changing the story: Buddhism versus neoliberalism’ Self-published. Currently available for free download ()
Raworth, K. 2018. ‘Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist’. Cornerstone.
Monbiot, G. 2017. ‘Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis’. Verso.
Evans, A. 2016. ‘Eden 2.0: Climate Change and the Search for a 21st Century Myth’ Cameron.
Vaddhaka. 2015. ‘The Buddha on Wall Street’. Windhorse publications.
Marshall, G. 2014. ‘Don’t even think about it: why our brains are wired to ignore climate change’. Bloomsbury.
Graeber, D. 2013. ‘The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement’. Spiegel & Grau.
Doppelt, Bob. 2012 ‘From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life’. Greenleaf Publishing.
Rust, MJ & Totton, N. (eds) 2012 ‘Vital Signs‘ Karnac Books
Singer, P. 2010. ‘The Life you can save: how to play your part in ending world poverty’. Picador.
Jackson, T. 2009. ‘Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a finite Planet’ Routledge.
Kessel, B. 2009. ‘It’s not about the money’. HarperCollins publishers.
Loy, D. 2008. ‘Money, sex, war, karma: Notes for a Buddhist revolution’. Wisdom publications.
Klein, N. 2006. ‘The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism’. Metropolitan Books.
Klein, N. 2019. ‘On Fire: The Burning Case For a New Green Deal’ Penguin
Schumacher, EF. 1993. ‘Small is Beautiful’. Vintage publishing.
Macy, J. 1991. ‘Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory: The Dharma of Natural Systems’. State University of New York Press.
Hunt Badiner, A. (ed)1990 ‘Dharma Gaia‘ Parallax Press.