Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World

Right now is the most exciting, most dangerous, and most important time to be alive in all of human history. Our current environmental crises — most notably, climate change — call on us to upgrade to a new way of life that will sustain us and our world far into the future.

Our Earth front cover

When you read this timely, thought-provoking book, you will discover:

  • We already have the capacities and tools to create a health and environmental revolution.
  • Specific actions you and I can take now that will help us and our world prosper — not just in the future, but immediately.
  • How the strategies shared in this book can uplift our society and democracy.
  • Why creating a high-tech and high-nature way of life could spark an economic boom.

Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves shows how you can thrive while engaging in effective and enjoyable actions you will want to take to create a more sustainable world.


Click here for the book on Amazon.

Praise for Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves:

“You’ll see things differently after reading this book. I hope everyone will read it and thrive while advancing the health and environmental revolution we so urgently need. If you are concerned about our world and our prospects for addressing environmental and health problems, I prescribe Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves.”
— Mark Hyman, MD, ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves is a must-read for anyone who cares about the environment or personal well-being.”
— Marci Shimoff, three-time #1 New York Times bestselling author

“This book will stand beside a handful of others that have inspired people to transform our world.”
— Paul Severance, Co-Chair, Elders Climate Action

“This book is a must read by President-elect Donald Trump, his team, and all of us.”
— Kamal Meattle, The Climate Reality Project, India

“Our modern world must learn and embrace the wisdom in Dr. Moyer’s book.”
— Joel Fuhrman, MD, six-time New York Times bestselling author

To read Dr. Hyman’s foreword, click here. To read more endorsements, click here.

The brief video below introduces Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves. (If you would prefer to see the script of the video, click here.)

The author is donating a portion of the proceeds from the book to:

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Food Safety


Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves is available on Amazon here in paperback, audio book, and Kindle ebook formats.

At that same link, you can see what readers are writing in their rave reviews. Here are some highlights:

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ellen-jack-canfieldJack Canfield and Ellen Moyer with his incredible book, The Success Principles, and an advance copy of Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves. Photo credit: Pagano Photo

Prior books and publications:

MTBE Remediation Handbook coverThe MTBE Remediation Handbook is an industry go-to reference for assessing and remediating soil and groundwater contaminated by the controversial gasoline additive MTBE. Moyer co-edited this 670-page book, authored two chapters, and co-authored a third. As project lead and manager, Moyer developed the structure, assigned authors for each chapter, disseminated editorial guidelines, reviewed drafts, and edited final submittals to create a coordinated and cohesive book. Contributors included 50 professionals from the industrial, consulting, academic, and regulatory communities. The MTBE Remediation Handbook is widely recognized for its comprehensiveness, utility, and quality; the United States Environmental Protection Agency purchased 125 copies to distribute to Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund managers and others in all 50 states. The peer-reviewed journal Ground Water reported that the book “should be in all environmental professionals’ libraries.”


Economics of Leak Detection—A Case Study Approach, originally Moyer’s master’s thesis, was subsequently published as a book by the American Water Works Association. The book quantifies the costs and benefits of conserving water by finding and fixing leaks in piEllen Moyer Ph.D. Greenvironmentping and fittings in water-distribution systems. Moyer’s analysis showed that this practice is cost-effective even for water utilities that have low costs for obtaining, treating, and conveying water.

Moyer has authored more than 25 journal and magazine articles. She peer-reviews environmental engineering journal articles and serves on the scientific advisory board of the AEHS Foundation’s Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy and the Journal of Soil Contamination.