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NOTES FROM CANADA’S YOUNG ACTIVISTS: A GENERATION STANDS UP FOR CHANGE
Edited by Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Kris Frederickson, Ahmed Kayssi and Cynthia MacKenzie
What does it take to change the world? Find out what spurred young Canadian activists, including B.C.’s Tim Harvey, who travelled around the world under his own speed to draw attention to climate change, and Lyndsay Poaps, Vancouver’s youngest elected official, to take action to change their world, and ours. (Greystone, 2007. $21.95)

ECOHOLIC: WHEN YOU’RE ADDICTED TO THE PLANET
Adria Vasil
Keep your conscience clear – and green – with Adria Vasil’s thorough tome of small, but smart steps we can take to lighten our impact on the planet. From recycling tips to in-depth analyses of the ingredients in household cleaners to food labelling, this Canadian guide offers enviro-friendly info for conscious consumers. (Random House, 2007. $24.95)


WAKING UP THE WEST COAST: HEALERS AND VISIONARIES
Jaime Kowal; foreword by Andrew Weil
People want to live more sustainably, but, according to author and photographer Jaime Kowal, they often don’t know where to start. Kowal captures the collective conscience of 118 of B.C.’s leading holistic health practitioners, sustainability experts, social entrepreneurs and educators, and shares their insights on how to live a greener life. (New Society Publishers, 2006. $39.95)


PLANET U: SUSTAINING THE WORLD, REINVENTING THE UNIVERSITY
Michael M’Gonigle and Justine Starke
Are universities equipped to deal with today’s challenges, such as transportation and renewable-energy demands? UVic professor and eco-research chair Michael M’Gonigle and co-author Justine Starke tackle the tough questions, tracing the 900-year history of the university as an institution, and its modern mission as a training ground for the sustainability movement. (New Society Publishers, 2006. $23.95)

THE SACRED BALANCE: REDISCOVERING OUR PLACE IN NATURE
David Suzuki, Amanda McConnell and Adrienne Mason
It has been 10 years since the first edition of The Sacred Balance was published, and the world’s landscapes and oceans have changed dramatically. Global warming has become a major issue, and significant scientific discoveries and advances have been made. Suzuki reflects on this decade of change and explores what it means to us. (Greystone, 2007. $22.95)