I thought I'd try a Saturday afternoon in Riverside for those who might like to follow the Riverside Arts Market with a meeting, and just to go for a different time and place.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author,Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn
The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better by Annie Leonard
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen is the fiction option.
The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from The Union of Concerned Scientists by Michael Brower and Warren Leon
Walden by Henry David Thoreau is the old-school alternative.