Reading Tips

Nonfiction about Environmental Emotions

Albrecht, Glenn A. 2019: Earth Emotions. New Words for a New World. Cornell University Press.

Atkinson, Jennifer & Kelsey, Elin & Ray, Sarah Jaquette (eds.) 2021: An Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators,

Davenport, Leslie 2017: Emotional Reciliency in the Era of Climate Change. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Greenspan, Miriam 2004: Healing Through the Dark Emotions – The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair. Shambhala.

Johnson, Trebbe 2018: Radical Joy for Hard Times. Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth’s Broken Places. North Atlantic Books.

Macy, Joanna & Brown, Molly 2014: Coming back to life – The updated guide to the work that reconnects. New Society Publishers.

Macy, Joanna & Johnstone, Chris 2012: Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. New World Library.

Pihkala, Panu 2020: “Eco-Anxiety and Environmental Education.” Sustainability, 12(23), 10149,

Creative Writing Guides

Cameron, Julia 1992: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. Macmillan.

Goldberg, Natalie 1986: Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. Shambhala.

Fiction on Climate Change and Sustainability

Atwood, Margaret: Oryx and Crake (2003). The Year of the Flood (2009). MaddAddam (2013). Nan A. Talese.

Bagicalupi, Paolo 2015: The Water Knife. Knopf.

Butler, Octavia 1993: Parabel of the Sower. Four Walls Eight Windows.

Isomäki, Risto 2005: The Sands of Sarasvati. (Owen F. Witesman, Trans.). Into Publishing. (Original work published 2005)

Itäranta, Emmi 2022: The Moonday Letters. Titan Books.

Itäranta, Emmi 2014: Memory of Water. Harper Voyager.

Lunde, Maja 2015: The History of Bees. (Diane Oatley, Trans.). Touchstone. (Original work published 2015)

Milkoreit, Manjana & Martinez, Meredith & Eschrich, Joey (eds.) 2016: Everything Change – An Anthology of Climate Fiction. Arizona State University.

Powers, Richard 2018: The Overstory. W. W. Norton & Company.

Further Reading

Goodreads: “Cli Fi Books”.

Goodreads: “Best Fiction Books about the Environment and Sustainability”.

Goodreads: “Best Climate Change Books”.