Nature: it’s all around us, whether we live in a city or a cabin in the woods, and our relationship with it is both wondrous and fraught. Sometimes we’re trying to keep squirrels out of the bird feeder and mice out of the pantry; others, we’re deliberately heading to a rare creature’s habitat, hoping to get a picture. Sometimes we’re making a campfire in front of our tent to roast marshmallows, and others we’re fighting wildfires. But whatever the scenario, the environments around us are inescapable and compelling, and that’s what we’re exploring today with Environmental Lit Day. From sustainability solutions to ecofiction, books with environmental themes for kids to Indigenous nature-writing, murder in the wild or hopepunk in the future, we’ve got you covered and then some. Grab your mental hiking boots and start exploring!
Hopepunk Featuring Creative Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Sci-fi authors have dedicated full subgenres to exploring more positive versions of our possible future worlds. Enter hopepunk.
There Is No Environmental Literature Without Indigenous Authors
Understanding what we call the American environment can only be done through studying the works of those who originally tended to it.
9 Mysteries With Environment and Conservation Themes
The land is full of secrets, and these books are too! The environment and conservation are central to the plot of these nine murder mysteries.
Middle Grade Fiction About the Environment
Pique young readers' interest in learning about the natural world with these middle grade books about the environment.
Books About Sustainability and Nature
Here are some books about sustainability that have helped me on my journey, and I hope they can help you on yours, too.
10 Books at the Intersection of Climate Change and Capitalism
Here are ten great books to help you understand the interaction between climate change and our capitalist economy.
8 Queer Books That Explore Place, Nature & The Environment
Queer explorations of nature and place, from fantastical short stories featuring trans characters to activism rooted in the natural world.
Of Women and Nature: Novels with an Ecofeminist Bent
These ecofeminist novels deconstruct and redefine the portrayal of women in literature, and explore nuanced depictions of the environment.
9 Eye-Opening Memoirs About Nature and the Environment
These thought-provoking memoirs contain powerful reflection on the natural world and musings on the environment.
A Brief Guide to Ecofiction by BIPOC Authors
These works of ecofiction by BIPOC authors examine big environmental issues and asking readers to rethink our relationship with the land.