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Five Books for the Environmentally Aware Reader

Dive deeper into environmental issues with these five Alberta books, which provide an introduction to urban sustainability, responsible energy transition, the fate of our glaciers, and other related topics.

by Noel Keough with Geoff Ghitter

Dominated by the fossil fuel industry, Calgary has long struggled to turn sustainability rhetoric into reality. Through close examination of the city’s setbacks and successes on the path toward sustainability, Noel Keough and Geoff Ghitter provide an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of urban sustainability.

Sustainability Matters: Prospects for a Just Transition in Calgary, Canada’s Petro-City

Noel Keough (CA)

Published: Sep 15, 2021 by University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 9781773852485

ed. Eveline Kolijn

Calgary-based writer and printmaker Eveline Kolijn uses the arts to promote energy literacy, awareness, and discussion about responsible energy transition. In her latest collection, set to release in April 2023, she connects writers, poets, and artists with experts from the Canadian Energy Futures Lab to envision the challenges and opportunities that the world faces in decarbonizing society.

Reimagining Fire: The Future Of Energy

Eveline Kolijn (CA), Alice Major (CA), Larry Kapustka (CA)

Published: Apr 30, 2023 by Durvile Publications
ISBN: 9781990735134

by Lynn Martel

With the state of global ice constantly in the news, mountain journalist Lynn Martel examines Canada’s glaciers to uncover their secrets and their future. Accompanied by gorgeous images by some of the country’s best outdoor photographers, Stories of Ice shares the excitement, the mystery, and the wonder of Canadian glaciers.

Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers

Lynn Martel (CA)

Published: Oct 27, 2020 by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
ISBN: 9781771603898

ed. Kenneth L. Pratt and Scott A. Heyes

The North is changing at an unprecedented rate as industrial development and the climate crisis disrupt not only the environment but also long-standing relationships to the land and traditional means of livelihood. Memory and Landscape explores the ways in which Indigenous peoples in the Arctic have adapted to challenging circumstances, including past cultural and environmental changes.

Memory and Landscape: Indigenous Responses to a Changing North

Published: Oct 31, 2022 by Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 9781771993159


by Naomi Krogman, with Apryl Bergstrom

This collection explores sustainability education in the North American academy. The authors advocate for a more integrated approach to teaching sustainability in order to help students address the most pressing problems of the world, embrace experimentation, and foster more meaningful involvement with the communities in which universities are located.

The Future of Sustainability Education at North American Universities

Published: Dec 16, 2022 by University of Alberta Press
ISBN: 9781772126303