Faculty Reading Groups

Reading Group Books

Each semester, the Sustainability Minor hosts a faculty reading group to discuss a book of broad interest to Notre Dame's Sustainability Faculty Network. In recent semesters, we have read:

The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet by Paul Greenberg

The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities edited by Stephen Siperstein, Shane Hall, and Stephanie LeMenager 

Drawdown edited by Paul Hawken

The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh

Oil and Honey by Bill McKibben

Reason in a Dark Time by Dale Jamieson

Reading group selections are often tied to visiting lectures by the authors, such as Bill McKibben's 22nd Annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics & Public Policy in 2016 and Amitav Ghosh's 23rd Annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics & Public Policy in 2017.

If you have a book to suggest and/or would like to co-host a reading group, please contact us at sus@nd.edu. Let us know as well if you would like to be added to the Sustainability Faculty List-Serv in order to receive notifications about reading groups and other faculty events.