Most of us were introduced to sustainability through someone else - a parent, teacher, or friend - or through media that changed how we thought about the world. Even after years of learning and sharing concepts like energy and water use, something always comes along that reframes how we think about sustainability issues and how to address them. We’re always learning - from experience, from our role models, from each other.

Use #ESWinspiration on social media to share what inspires you to keep working on sustainability-related issues: a person, a place, a book, a podcast, anything! To get you started, the ESW National Team put together a list of books that caused them to look at the world in a new way.

Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Makers by Cory Doctorow
Citizen Engineer by David Douglas