Useful Reading


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Highly Recommended:


The Little Earth Book by James Bruges


New World New Mind by Paul Ehrlich and Robert Ornstein (pub.Simon & Schuster)



The Role of Medicine: Dream, Mirage or Nemesis? by Thomas McKeown

Steady-state Economics: The Economics of Biophysical Equilibrium and Moral Growth by Herman Daly

Economics, Ecology and Ethics: Essays Toward a Steady-state Economy Edited by Herman Daly

Extinction: The Causes and Consequences of the Disappearance of Species by Paul and Anne Ehrlich

The Cassandra Conference: Resources and the Human Predicament by Paul Ehrlich and John Holdren

Gaia: An Atlas of Planet Management by Norman Myers

Sinking Ark by Norman Myers

The Coevolution of Climate and Life by Schneider and Londer


Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander

From the Good Earth by Michael Ableman

Small is Beautiful by E.F.Schumacher

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Secret Life of Plants by Tompkins and Bird

The Turning Point by Fritjof Capra

World Hunger. Twelve Myths by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins

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Useful Links

The website for Climate Care with a page providing an opportunity to calculate and then compensate for the CO2 emissions of your personal life-style.

The Cooperative Bank plc. Exclusively ethical and environmentally-friendly.

The Ecological Building Society.

Environmentally-friendly cleaning products for the home, made in an environmentally-friendly factory and stored in bio-degradable bottles.

The Ethical Investment Research Service.

Natural remedies and organic skincare (suitable for eczema-prone and sensitive skin).

Friends of the Earth website.

Defending the highlands of central India.

Organic food suppliers.

Shared Interest Building Society. With projects mainly in the developing nations, Shared Interest makes loans to worthwhile enterprises which are without collateral.

An ethical Internet bank. A subsidiary of the co-operative bank.

The Soil Association. Pioneer of and regulatory body for organic food.

To sponsor tree planting.

For guidelines on separating waste.

Organic food suppliers.

Fairtrade organisation that is dedicated to fighting poverty through trade.

Protecting and conserving Britain's woodlands.



For reasons given in the last LifeForce Report 2019 – 20 (see Annual Reports page) LifeForce is closing down after 25 years of trying to help with tiger conservation in particular and alleviating the environmental crisis in general. The good news is that, due to shared experiences on the ground in India, LifeForce can whole-heartedly recommend the Satpuda Foundation to further both causes and sincerely and urgently requests that you support their continuing work in India. Again, all relevant details are in the last report.