7 must-reads for eco warriors
As our attention shifts more and more towards sustainability, we are more eager to learn about climate change, environmental issues and what we can do to make a difference. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your knowledge or for inspiration on how to change your habits long term, this is the reading list for you.
Letters to earth
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 us: parents and children; politicians and poets; actors and activists; songwriters and scientists. Letters to the Earth includes contributions from activist Yoko Ono, poet Kate Tempest, actor Mark Rylance, author Laline Paull, illustrator of The Lost Words Jackie Morris, novelist Anna Hope, environmental writer Jay Griffiths and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.
The Mindful Kitchen
Part practical, part meditative, The Mindful Kitchen infuses the everyday with simple nature-related rituals to reinforce thoughts as positive actions creating focus, awareness and translating intent into lifestyle. Bite-size philosophical notes, meaningful questions, joyful rituals, and an abundant feast of vegetarian recipes are mindfully stirred together in this new-wave cookbook.
Natural Home Cleaning
Are you becoming more conscious of the ingredients you use to clean your home? In this book, you will find over 110 recipes for practically any cleaning dilemma, from natural disinfectant to safe and effective stain removal. From bathroom battles to kitchen messes, this book solves every cleaning problem that you might come across at home.
The Overstory by Richard Powers
An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. An Air Force crewmember in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan.
This is the story of these and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by the natural world, who are brought together in a last stand to save it from catastrophe.
The Zero Waste Cookbook
The complete guide to how you can make your food stretch further in order to reduce waste. From using a husk of corn to make a vegetable stock, to using lemon zest to infuse vodka, or sunflower seeds to add crunch to bread, here are over 100 simple and creative recipes to make delicious use of the food that usually goes to waste.
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. Learn how to switch out the disposable plastics from your shopping trolley and make simple cleaning solutions free from harmful chemicals. Find your favourite beauty products without all the packaging, make sustainable clothing, travel green or even plan your own zero-waste wedding. Waste Not is here to help.
A practical guide of 52 changes – one for each week of the year – you can make to your home and lifestyle to reduce your impact on the environment. Tackling all areas of your life from your cleaning routine, home furnishings, food shopping, fashion choices, natural beauty and Christmas, this book has all the ingredients to help you achieve a more sustainable year.