These books can be found in the Juvenile, Teen, and/or Adult collections of the San Francisco Public Library.  Please check the online catalog for location, or ask a librarian for help.


 Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life

By Linda Sivertsen and Tosh Siversten

This book gives the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills; offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way.

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 Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff By Fred Pearce

Where does everything in our daily lives come from?  Fred Pearce shows us the hidden worlds that sustain a Western lifestyle by examining the sources of everything in his own life.

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 Alternative Energy Demystified

By Stan Gibilisco

This will shine light on the various energy sources and technologies available today.

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 Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being, and Why No One Saw It Coming

By Paul Hawken

One of the world’s most influential environmentalists reveals a worldwide grassroots movement of hope and humanity

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 The World Without Us

By Alan Weisman

This author asks us to envision our Earth, without us.

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 Environmental Activists

Edited by John Mongillo and Bibi Booth

Contributors from a wide range of environmentalist organizations profile well-known activists from the early 1800s to the early 1900s, some of the 20th-century activists who built on the philosophies and groundwork they laid down, and some well-known environmentalists who are currently active.

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 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

By Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen

Celebrities tell how they make a difference in helping the environment.

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 Cool Green Stuff: A Guide to Finding Great Recycled, Sustainable, Renewable Objects You Will Love

By Dave Evans

Here you’ll find eco-friendly fashions, jewelry, gadgets, and others designed and produced to make the world a cooler and greener place.

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 Don’t Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew, and Reuse to Make Things Last

By Lori Baird and the Editors of Yankee Magazine

What should you recycle, renew, and reuse? Practically everything!  Here are some ideas.

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 Sweater Surgery: How to Make New Things from Old Sweaters

By Stefanie Girard

Sweater Surgery shows you how to recycle your slightly worn, slightly damaged, or plain old out-of-style sweaters into a brand new wardrobe, bags, or other nifty things to use around the house.

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 Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt

By Megan Nicolay

Get some ideas to edit your old t-shirt just an up to date looks, or transform it into entirely different, like arm warmers, tote bags

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 Jean Therapy: Denim Deconstruction for the Conscientious Crafter

By Scatha G. Allison with Marla Stefanelli.

Here are some ideas on how to redesign your old jeans for crafty projects like skirts and bags and accessories.                 


 Jeaneology: Crafty Ways to Reinvent Your Old Blues

By Nancy Flynn

Step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations make sewing easy for the beginner.


 Tease: 50 Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Superstars of Art, Craft & Design

Edited by Sarah Sockit

Crafty celebrities share their ideas on how to transform t-shirts.



Environmental Protection

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

By Hayao Miyazaki

The Valley of Wind is at the edge of the sea, home to 500 humans including Nausicaä, a young princess who fights to create tolerance, understanding, and patience among those fighting over the few natural resources left in the world.



By Carl Hiaasen

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.



By Carl Hiaasen

With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.


 The Golden Aquarians

By Monica Hughes

Walt Elliot goes with the father he hasn’t seen for years to the planet Aqua, where he discovers that his father’s project threatens the existence of a highly intelligent native species.


 Green Thumb

By Rob Thomas

While spending the summer in the Amazon rain forest of Brazil doing botanical research, thirteen-year-old Grady discovers a secret language used by the trees to communicate with each other.


 Green Boy

By Susan Cooper

Twelve-year-old Trey and his seven-year-old brother Lou cross the barrier between two worlds, and play a mysterious role in restoring the natural environment in both places.


 The Word for World is Forest

By Ursula K. Le Guin

When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conquered by the bloodthirsty yumens, their existence is irrevocably altered.



Teen, Inc.

By Stefan Petrucha

Raised by a corporation, fourteen-year-old Jaiden decides to expose lies about illegal levels of mercury emissions.


 They Came From Below

By Blake Nelson

While vacationing on Cape Cod, best friends Emily and Reese meet Steve and Dave, who seem too good to be true, and whose presence turns out to be related to a dire threat of global pollution.


 Global Warming

The Carbon Diaries 2015

By Saci Lloyd

Set in 2015, this story of one girl’s attempt to stay grounded in a world where disaster has become the norm is told in short diary entries.

The Final Warning: a Maximum Ride Novel

By James Patterson

While on a mission to save the world from global warming, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock–a band of genetically modified teens who can fly–are pursued by their creator, the Uber-Director, who wants to auction them off to the highest bidder



By Julie Bertagna

In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water, fifteen-year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms and rising waters.



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