Books for Optimism

Attention Earth Optimism Summit attendees

There's a world of optimism out there, and the Urban Resilience Project at Island Press has compiled a series of solutions-based stories exclusively for Earth Optimism Summit attendees! Featuring articles, op-eds, book excerpts, interviews, think-pieces, and more, our free companion e-book is the perfect tool to continue the global dialogue on what's working in conservation and sustainability.



Need more optimism?

Check out these books to find encouragement, success stories, and solutions to inspire change in the world.


Start-Up City Water is for Fighting Over EarthEd

Don't Be Such a Scientist Natural Defense The Science of Open Spaces

Safe Passages Climate and Conservation The Death & Life of Monterey Bay