Welcome to our Recommended Book List!

We've picked out favorite reads for environmental career seekers and asked some of our friends to make some suggestions as well! These books are directly related to carer searching as well as inspiration to fuel your passion.

Books By Laura Thorne, The Environmental Career Coach

ENVIROlocity™️ Job Search Workbook

Searching for environmental jobs is tough! Competition for environmental jobs is high. Recent grads often compete with seasoned workers for the same jobs, new job titles are invented every day, new industries are emerging all the time. So how does one know how to start out on the right foot? The answer is right here with this workbook. Watch the video to see inside. Get it on Amazon paperback or Kindle today!

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ENVIROlocity™️ Daily

A writing and reflection journal to help keep you motivated and uplifted during the arduous career search. As you go through one of the most stressful periods of your life, this journal will help you channel your emotions in a healthy manner.  It also offers daily reflection, weekly tips, and weekly challenges.

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Recommended Environmental Reads

Seekers of Science

The Seekers of Science series follows Dr. Tracy Fanara and Tamara Roberston as they apply real-life science to solve current crises, from water pollution to cybersecurity to a virus outbreak. The series showcases the diversity of STEM — no matter who you are or what you are passionate about, there is a place in STEM for you.

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Outdoor Women in the Forest Service

The US Forest Service was established in 1905 and for the following 60-70 years was staffed primarily by men engaged in the production and harvest of timber. Social and economic changes that emerged from the civil rights and environmental movements of the 1960s and 1970s, however, changed the scope and priorities of the service and created opportunities for women to find employment within the agency.

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Silent Spring

Silent Spring grasped America’s attention in the 1960s by revealing the harmful effects of many pesticides, especially DDT, on the environment and human health. The book gives riveting insight into the history of environmental conservation in the U.S. and serves as a great reminder of the power of one person’s voice.

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Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

Recommended by Trish Kenlon

In Don’t Even Think About It, George Marshall seeks to answer the question, what psychological mechanism makes us ignore climate change, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and constant warnings about the urgency of this issue? Marshall dives deep into how our human values, prejudices, and biases play into the climate change issue, and how our human nature might play into an eventual solution,

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Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World

Recommended by Mark Radley Hafen

The reality is, for as long as modern society has existed, humans have been eating up this planet's resources without much regard for the effect on other entities or for the planet's future. In Resilience Thinking, Brian Walker offers 5 case studies that provide solutions to our environmental management problems. 

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Recommended Career Search Reads


Global Environmental Careers

Get an inside look on the jobs available to you in the environmental industry, all across the world! Taberham provides an excellent resource to help navigate job-seekers in the right direction and find work towards a sustainable future. The book includes relevant career advice and personal stories to fully equip those on the hunt for a green job. 

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What Color Is Your Parachute?

With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2020, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

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Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution

Recommended by Trish Kenlon

Getting Green done provides an unfiltered perspective on what working in sustainability fields is really like — from working in corporate sustainability positions to the sad reality that 'going green' is still met with much resistance at many companies. 

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The 2-Hour Job Search

You’ve probably heard tips like “leverage your network” to help expedite the job search. In The 2-Hour Job Search, Dalton breaks down exactly how to do that using technology. With tools like Excel and LinkedIn, Dalton shows you how to build a network, a list of target employers, and an effective job search plan — all in 2 hours. 

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Late Bloomers

Recommended by James Zumstein

Career changers — this one is for you. Karlgaard breaks down the flaws in the way society idolizes early achievement, from Ivy League acceptances and perfect SAT scores, in lieu of allowing us to discover our talents and passions later in life. He dives into the science behind why many of us "bloom"  later in life and the advantages that come with blooming later.

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