8 climate conscious books that will change your life
Lockdown reading recommendations!
By Felicity Bonello
For years we’ve been warned about the increasing effects of the rise in global temperatures, and now they’re being felt everywhere. But between extreme weather events and natural disasters there is still hope. Here our selection of 8 eco reads on climate change and sustainability to enlighten and inspire you.
The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet by Michael E. Mann
A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet.
Lessons From Plants by Beronda L. Montgomery
We know that plants are important. But plants don’t just passively provide. They also take action. This is an exploration of how plant behaviour and adaptation offer valuable insights for human thriving.
Net Zero: How We Stop Causing Climate Change by Dieter Helm
When the inconvenient truth is that we are causing the climate crisis with our carbon intensive lifestyles, what can we really do about the climate emergency? Professor Dieter Helm addresses the action we all need to take, if we genuinely want to stop causing climate change.
The Zero-Waste Chef by Anne-Marie Bonneau
A sustainable lifestyle starts in the kitchen and this book is filled with use-what-you-have, spend-less-money recipes and tips so we can waste less in our day-to-day lives. Consider this book a motivator to do better, in a simple and easy way.
Mend it! Wear it! Love it! by Zoe Edwards
Have you got clothes that you can’t bear to part with, but need a fresher look? Stitch your way to a sustainable wardrobe with this accessible, fully illustrated handbook that explains how to mend, customise, and care for your clothes.
50 Ways to Trim Your Carbon Footprint by Paul Greenberg
If ever there was a roadmap of tangible ways to conquer carbon, this is it. This book offers fifty planet-friendly steps to reducing carbon across topics from what we eat, how we live at home, how we travel, and how we lobby businesses and elected officials.
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
From the man behind the Patagonia brand, Let My People Go Surfing is part biography, part compilation of Chouinard’s philosophies, he shares the history of his life, early days of Patagonia, and coming to terms with his “profession” as a person in business.
Old Enough to Save the Planet by Loll Kirby
Meet 12 young activists from around the world who are speaking out and taking action against climate change. Learn about the work they do and the challenges they face, and discover how the future of our planet starts with each and every one of us.