It’s easy to say that you will start being more responsible with the environment, but it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out where to start. The changes that you make to your lifestyle in order to be eco-friendlier don’t have to be huge or sudden – small and gradual changes will add up over time.
One way that you can learn more about eco-friendly living is by reading books – there are several books out there that will give you pointers on how to start your sustainability journey.
You’re here because you’re keen to learn about sustainability and are seeking to add some environmental books to your reading list. This curated list features some of the most important and influential books on the topic of climate change, environment and sustainability.
It may all seem daunting when you watch the news, but these books will help put it all into perspective and give you the tools you need to really help change the world for the better.
1. This is a Good Guide – Marieke Eyskoot
This book covers how to have sustainable lifestyle.
Some of the fashion, beauty, food, home tips in this book can even lead to improved air quality in your home – something that directly relates to your own quality of life.
With this modern handbook, sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert Marieke Eyskoot makes green living fun and doable. The right addresses, beautiful labels, great places, surprising facts and handy solutions – exactly what you need. Because doing good and feeling good at the same time: this is what everyone is looking for. Click here to buy on Amazon
2. To Die for: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? – Lucy Siegle
This book covers an expose on the fashion industry, written by the Observer’s ‘Ethical Living’ columnist, Lucy Siegle, she loves fashion, but she wants it to excite and inspire her, not to make her angry. She had watched and aided and abetted as the fashion industry and consumers have sunk deeper and deeper into a cycle of exploitation of each other, the planet and the millions of workers who toil on the global assembly line in shocking conditions. But when she took a closer look at the true environmental and social impact of the seemingly innocuous and frippery filled industry, she concludes that enough was enough.
Siegle analyses the global epidemic of unsustainable fashion, taking stock of our economic health and moral accountabilities to expose the pitfalls of fast fashion. Refocusing the debate squarely back on the importance of basic consumer rights, Siegle reveals the truth behind cut price, bulk fashion and the importance of your purchasing decisions, advocating the case for a new sustainable design era where we are assured of value for money: ethically, morally and in real terms. Click here to buy on Amazon
3. No. More. Plastic. – Martin Dorey
This book covers that looks to raise awareness of misuse and its damaging effects on the environment, in shrink wrap.
The author added: “Everything has to change if we are to avoid fucking it up for good. We have to reassess everything. Your reusable mug will not be enough to save the world.” Click here to buy on Amazon
4. Bonus What Can I do? – Jane Fonda
This book coming out on September 8th, 2020, it recounts how last fall she had an epiphany about the state of our planet that sent her to Washington DC and changed her life. The author added: “I didn’t think that could happen- at my age- but it did and I’m not looking back. Everything I learned and what you need to know about the climate crisis, is here from the mouths of experts and the too often unheard voices at the frontlines of the crisis, with stories and ideas that will change the way you think. It changed me. And what’s more, it gives clear ideas to answer your question: What can I do? ” Click here to pre-order on Amazon
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