This list is chronological and incomplete, with most recent influences first. I will try adding to this list as I am inspired in my quest for sustainability.
Better Off: Flipping the switch on technology. 2007. Eric Brende and his wife live 16 months without electricity in a rural traditional community to decide how much technology they do or do not need.
The Carbon Diaries 2015. A wonderful young adult novel fictionalizing sweeping carbon reduction measures in the U.K.
Chefs on the Farm, the story (and recipes and photos) of Quillisascut farm school.
No Impact Man I found his blog inspirational while he was working on the No Impact project. Afterwards, I read his book recounting the project as well as the documentary. The book contains lots of things I already knew – lots of ‘teachables’ about environmentalism and the need for it. I was more interested in the personal stories of his quest.
On Good Land describing the story of the urban L.A.-area Fairview Gardens
Take Back Your Time, the book describing the movement
Animal Vegetable Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver’s story of a year in the food-life of her family upon moving from the U.S. Southwest to a family farm in Appalachia.