Laudato Si' Week 2024: Book Recommendations from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Laudato Si' Week asks us to reflect on the state of our shared world, our impact upon it, and what we can do to help. We've gathered recent book recommendations from our Sisters for engaging and impactful reads on environmental consciousness.

The Better World Shopping Guide – Elis Jones

Recommended by Sister Ani Wihbey, SNDdeN

As consumers, we can create positive change. This book is a comprehensive guide for those wishing to become more socially and environmentally responsible with their purchases! 

The Climate Book - Greta Thunberg - cover

The Climate Book – Greta Thunberg

Recommended by Sister Noreen Morgan, SNDdeN

 How can we secure a sustainable future for life on Earth? Action is needed. But what can be done? With this book, Greta Thunberg has collected the insights of scientists, philosophers and Indigenous leaders to help us gain the knowledge we need to create meaningful change.

Nature’s Best Hope – Doug Tallamy

Recommended by Sister Mary Alice McCabe, SNDdeN

Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easy—you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World – Katharine Hayhoe

Recommended by Sister Mary Alice McCabe, SNDdeN

A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, Katharine Hayhoe negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how.

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