We live in a beautiful world but, since Greta has appeared in our lives, it’s no secret that we are facing the biggest climate crisis ever. More and more people are trying to make a positive impact but sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to even begin. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up seven of the best books that tackle different aspects of sustainability, from the food we eat to appreciating nature and adopting a more conscious lifestyle in general. These books will help put everything into perspective and give you all the tools you need to really help change the world for the better…
1. Live Green by Hardie Grant
A practical guide of 52 changes – one for each week of the year – that you can make to your home and lifestyle in order to reduce your impact on the environment. Tackling all areas of your life, this book has all the ingredients to help you achieve a more sustainable year.
2. The Zero Waste Cookbook by Hardie Grant
This is the complete guide to how you can make your food stretch further in order to reduce your waste. With chapters on fruit, vegetables, bread, dairy, meat and fish, this book covers everything you need to know about how to make the most out of your weekly shop.
3. Letters to the Earth by Emma Thompson
These letters are the result of a callout from Culture Declares Emergency to the public to write a response to climate and ecological emergency. They are letters from all of the US: parents and children; politicians and poets; actors and activists; songwriters and scientists…
4. The Mindful Kitchen by Heather Thomas
An environmental foodie on a holistic path: Heather is mindfully committed to creating positive change, nurturing nature connection, and transforming the way we eat.
5. Waste Not by Hardie Grant
Eco-activist Erin Rhoads knows that small changes can have a big impact and here she shares everything she’s learnt from her own funny, inspiring and far-from-perfect journey to living with less waste.
6. The Overstory by Richard Powers
This is the story of some strangers, each summoned in different ways by the natural world, who are brought together in a last stand to save it from catastrophe…
7. Nature Tonic by Jocelyn De Kwant
Exploring meaningful ways we can all experience and appreciate the natural world, this precious guide helps us to notice and note nature’s enchanting wonders, focus on the seasons, and experience simply being in nature.