Books

Before you start.

Before buying any of these, don’t forget to double-check whether 1.) your public library has it 2.) your best friend has it 3.) Your cat has it — basically, if you can NOT buy it. 4.) If not, Amazon usually has second-hand options, try to favour these if possible!

by Lucy Siegle, 2018

An accessible, practical and ultimately inspiring book that not only serves as a much-needed call to arms to end the plastic pandemic, but gives useful tools on how to make meaningful change in our everyday lives and advice on how to demand long-lasting action.

by Martin Dorey, 2018

Have you got 2 minutes? Join the No More Plastic revolution! Here’s a handy little guide that’ll help you cut down on your plastic use through small, approachable changes. 

by Paul Hawken, Tom Steyer, 2017

Drawdown maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution, they describe its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. 

by Josh Tickell, John Mackey, 2017

Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us.

by Bea Johnson, 2013

Follow Bea and her family on their journey (and struggles-battles-successes and so on!) to zero-waste. She’s managed to produce only one quart of garbage a year. Think zero-waste seems a bit expensive sometimes? Bea’s current way of living has enabled her to cut her family’s annual spending by 40%! 

by Annie Leonard, 2010

Have you got 2 minutes? Join the No More Plastic revolution! Here’s a handy little guide that’ll help you cut down on your plastic use through small, approachable changes. 

by  Michael Braungart, William McDonough,  2009

Reduce, reuse, and recycle’ urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimise damage. But as the authors point out in this visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, ‘cradle to grave’ manufacturing model, that creates such massive amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. Why not challenge the belief that human industry must damage the natural world?

by Rachel Carson, Linda Lear, Edward O. Wilson,  2002

The book that inspired the modern environmental movement, which began in earnest a decade later. It is recognised as the environmental text that “changed the world.”