Paper or Plastic: Searching for Solutions to an Overpackaged World

This was the first comprehensive book about packaging materials—from forest resources to fossil fuel-based disposable plastics—complete with case studies and recommendations for packaging solutions. Paper or Plastic prompted the San Francisco Office of Environment to ban single-use disposable shopping bags and was a key inspiration for the documentary “Bag It.”

Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches

This book presented a bold new vision for agriculture, one in which farmers and ranchers work with wild nature, rather than against it. Three years in the making, with dozens of case studies from around the country (and the world), the book helped launch the Wild Farm Alliance, a national NGO that promotes farming systems that protect wild nature.

Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood

This book searched for the best ways to limit the impact of residential buildings on the forests and other natural resources. Complete with dozens of case studies and beautiful photographs, it was distributed to members of the US Green Building Council and other building and architectural associations around the country.

The Guide to Tree-free, Recycled and Certified Papers

This book was all about making it easy and attractive to buy recycled, tree-free and chlorine-free papers for your printing needs. Designed in a traditional swatchbook format, it contained 20 different paper samples, and designed and was distributed free-of-charge to 8,000 graphic designers on the day of publication.