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Abramsky, Sasha
The House of Twenty Thousand Books (2015)

Adams, Melvin
Topography of Light: Poems from Nature (2014)
Terrain of Salt: Finding the Numinous in Nature (2015)
Remote Wonders: An Explorer’s Guide to Southeast Oregon (WSU Press, 2015).

Arcana, Judith
Here From Somewhere Else (Left Fork, 2015). Editors Choice Poetry Chapbook Award by Turtle Island Quarterly.

Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture (Minerva Press, 2014). Minerva Rising Prose Prize in 2014.

Poetry and Everything. Monthly poetry show on KBOO radio and online.

Assadourian, Erik
Building an Enduring Environmental Movement” (World Watch Institute, 2013).

Baker, Aspen
Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight (Berrett-Koehler 2015). 2016 Bronze Medal for Current Events/Humanitarian Issues from the Independent Publisher’s Association.

Barnes, Peter
“Can Basic Income Come to America?” (2016 online article).

“Common Wealth Dividends: The Key to a New Economy” (2016 online article, Schumacher Center for New Economics).

How to Protect the Earth and Have A Vibrant, More Equitable Market Economy” (online article, Center for Humans and Nature, 2016).

Bogad, L.M.
“COINTELPRO and  “COINTELSHOW: A Patriot Act” (PM Press 2011). Play published, performed in the San Francisco Mime Troup’s space winter 2016.

Boyce, James K.
Rethinking Extinction: Toward A Less Gloomy Environmentalism (Harper’s Magazine, 2015).

Chang, Sarah
How Society Silences Sexually Abused Children (Washington Post, 2015).

Collins, Chuck
Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green, 2016).

Cummings, Claire
SEED: The Untold Story (featured in). Executive produced by Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz, and Marisa Tomei.

David, Tom
The Source Codes of Foundation Culture (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, 2015).

deBuys, William
The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures (Little, Brown, 2015).

Enchantment and Exploitation: The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range. (30th Anniversary Edition) (University of New Mexico Press, 2015).

Dorman, Peter
Microeconomics: A Fresh Start and Macroeconomics: A Fresh Start (Springer, 2014).

Fisher-Wirth, Ann
The Ecopoetry Anthology (co-edited with Laura-Gray Street; Introduction by Robert Hass). (2014)

Fishman, Boris
Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo (Harper, 2016). (book review in San Francisco Chronicle)

Gershuny, Grace
Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing & Human Liberation  (Joe’s Brook Press, 2016).

Godshalk, Andrea
“Bio-centers: Ecological sanitation and renewable energy harvesting in informal settlements” (Landscape Research Record IV 2015).

Ecological Sanitation Networks: Bio-Centre Innovation Through Systems Thinking Design” (Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Herbert Wichmann Verlag 2015).

Underground restaurant: Local food, artisan economics, creative political culture (co-authored by Amory Starr, Pull Don’t Push Press, 2013).

Guthman, Julie
Life itself under contract: rent-seeking and biopolitical devolution through partnerships in California’s strawberry industry” (The Journal Of Peasant Studies Vol. 44 , Iss. 1, 2017).

Hahnel, Robin
Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a Democratic Economy (co-authored by Erik Olin Wright, Verso, 2016).

Hartig, John
2016 Conservationist of the Year award for work in conservation and environmental writing, John Muir Association.

Bringing Conservation to Cities: Lessons from Building the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge” (2015).

Kaplan, Hillary
Rilke Shake (Phoneme Media 2015). Awarded Best Translated Book Award and the National Translation Award 2016, finalist for the 2016 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

Kaz, Donna
UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour (Skyhorse Publishing, 2016).

Kun, Josh
Awarded 2016 MacArthur Fellowship.

Lamberton, Ken
Chasing Arizona (University of Arizona Press, 2014).

Lappe, Anna
Received 2016 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award.

LeFalle-Collins, Lizzetta
“Tie It Up and Make It Look Pretty” (published in Excavating Honesty: An Anthology of Rage and Hope in America) (Paper Nautilus, 2017).

“African Art and Visual Culture: Beyond Pedestals and Vitrines.” Paper and presentation to the African Art Docent Council at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, 2016.

Morehouse, Lisa
California Foodways. Radio program on KQED’s California Report and the Food and Environment Reporting Network. Awarded 2016 Edward R. Murrow Award.

Myung-Ok Lee, Marie
What We Talk About When We Talk About Boycotts” (The Millions, Jan 2017).

A Year in Reading: Marie Myung-Ok Lee” (The Millions, Dec 2016).

What Is It About Hibbing?” (The Millions, Oct 2016).

Occupy Author Photo: On Elena Ferrante, Privacy, and Women Writers” (The Millions, Oct 2016).

Needleman, Jacob
I Am Not I (North Atlantic Books 2016).

Orenstein, Peggy
Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape (Harper, 2016). New York Times bestseller, Time Top 10 Book of the Year, San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year.

Patel, Raj
Received 2016 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award.

Pawel, Miriam
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez – A Biography (Bloomsbury Press, 2014).  Awarded the California Book Award Gold Medal in non-fiction as well as the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

Pollan, Michael
In Defense of Food (2015 PBS episode).

Reynolds Thompson, Mary
Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness (White Cloud Press, 2014).

Robinson, Andy
Train Your Board (and Everyone) to Raise Money (2014).

Rosner, Elizabeth
Electric City (Counterpoint Press, 2014).

Gravity (Full length poetry) (Atelier26 Books, 2014).

Savoy, Lauret
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape (Counterpoint Press, 2016). Awarded 2016 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

Shaw, Judith
Colors Only Birds Can See in Their Mating Rituals.” 2016 honorable mention in American Literary Review’s annual short story contest.

Subramanian, Meera
A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka. (PublicAffairs (USA) and HarperCollins India, 2015).

Tippett, Krista
Becoming Wise, An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living (Penguin Press, 2016).

Todd, Kim
Nineteenth-Century Girl Stunt Reporters” (Smithsonian, Nov 2016).

Tweit, Susan J.
Hometown Habitat (featured in) (Documentary film, 2016).

Vitucci, Donna
The Sacred Thread”  (, 2016).

Williams, Florence
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative (W. W. Norton & Company, 2017).