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Sustainability shows us the way forward. Accepting the challenge of shifting to a more eco-friendly lifestyle—be it making minor changes and doing small efforts—has an impact towards protecting our planet. While this transition sounds overwhelming, luckily, we have books to help and encourage us to participate in this movement.
Here are some book recommendations to inspire you to rethink your daily habits, pursue a greener lifestyle, and make our only home healthier and hospitable for future generations.
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
In this New York Times bestseller, Bill Gates explains why it is urgent and important to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases and also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly essential goal.
Gates gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face and lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions in How to Avoid Climate Disaster: the policies that governments should adopt and what we can do to keep our governments, employers, and ultimately, ourselves, accountable in this crucial enterprise.
Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home by Julia Watkins
Recipes, DIY projects, and inspiration for a beautiful and low-waste life—these and more from Julia Watkins’ Simply Living Well. The creator of @simply.living.well on Instagram, Julia Watkins, shares rituals, practical checklists, and projects to pursue living simply and sustainably at home.
The book shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items for every area of your household: kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden. These projects include scrap apple cider vinegar, wool dryer balls, kitchen bowl covers and cloth produce bags, non-toxic dryer sheets, all-purpose citrus cleaner, and more.
Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas
Currently, the clothing industry churns out 80 billion garments a year and employs every sixth person on Earth. The apparel trade doesn’t just have a negative impact on the environment, it has also exploited labor and intellectual property.
In Dana Thomas’ Fashionopolis, she provides readers with a broader perspective and developments in the fashion industry such as printing 3D clothes, clean denim processing, smart manufacturing, hyperlocalism, and fabric recycling. She also highlights the big and small companies that are leading the crusade of making smarter choices and more eco-friendly practices.
A Life Less Throwaway: The Lost Art of Buying for Life by Tara Button
Mindful curation is a lifestyle choice that will make you happier, healthier, and more fulfilled spiritually as well as helping save the planet. Author Tara Button has become a champion of “mindful curation” and she shares this life-altering lifestyle in A Life Less Throwaway. The book will teach us a way of living which we carefully choose each object in our lives, making sure we have the best, most classic, most pleasing, and longest lasting kettles, desks, pots and pans, coats and dresses, instead of surrounding ourselves with throwaway stuff and appliances with built-in obsolescence.
Tara advocates a life that celebrates what lasts, what is classic, and what really suits a person through A Life Less Throwaway.
The Ultimate Meal-Prep Cookbook: One Grocery List. A Week of Meals. No Waste. by America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen’s book thoroughly explains how to build a strong, diverse pantry (and make the most out of it), how to store prepped ingredients to keep them fresh, and more so you can have sumptuous meals with little to no food waste.
The Ultimate Meal-Prep Cookbook offers readers 25 weekly plans that minimize shopping, kitchen time, and a guide to prep-ahead options, make-ahead options, and ingredient substitutions to make your lives easier, grocery bills lower, and dinners better.
Better, Not Perfect: A Realist's Guide to Maximum Sustainable Goodness by Max H. Bazerman
Our everyday choices, no matter how personal they may seem, have an ethical twinge as well. Better, Not Perfect provides a deeply researched, prescriptive roadmap for how to maximize our pleasure and minimize pain.
Max Bazerman also shares a framework to be smarter and more efficient, honest and aware—to attain your “maximum sustainable goodness.” This book is a guide that will help clarify your goals, assist you in doing more good with your limited time on the planet, and see greater satisfaction in the process.
Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape by Cal Flyn
An intriguing and lyrical read on places where nature is flourishing in human’s absence, investigative journalist Cal Flyn takes readers on an exploration of the world’s most desolate, abandoned places that have been reclaimed by nature.
Flyn’s Island of Abandonment also addresses environmental degradation and climate change in this story of redemption: that the most polluted spots on Earth can be rehabilitated through ecological processes.
National Geographic: Simple Sustainability 2021 by Kris Bordessa
An essential guide that will help you achieve sustainability in your everyday life, National Geographic: Simple Sustainability 2021 offers an easy-to-follow DIY approach to everything from gardening, crafting, cooking, and more.
This bookazine highlights step-by-step directions for crafting easy, cost-efficient home projects, tips on starting your own garden and pickling the food you grow, and ways to create your own natural cleaning supplies.
Can I Recycle This?: A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics by Jennie Romer
One of the biggest questions in aiming to live a more sustainable lifestyle is: “Can I recycle this?” Jennie Romer has been working for years to help cities in America in drafting meaningful legislation to help communities better process their waste and produce less of it.
Can I Recycle This? is the first illustrated guidebook that gives straightforward answers to whether dozens of common household objects can or cannot be recycled; it is an easy-to-use guide that will change the way you think about not only what you throw away, but how you do it.
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With the whole world trying to convince us to spend our way to happiness, we’ve been left cluttered, stressed, and unfulfilled. Tara Button, founder of BuyMeOnce, is at the forefront of the global movement to change the way we shop and live forever. Tara advocates a life of mindful buying that celebrates what lasts, giving you exercises that help you curb impulses, ignore trends, and discover your true style.
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Simply Living Well covers every area of your household - kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden, showing you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items. Practical checklists outline easy swaps (instead of disposable sponges, opt for biodegradable sponges or Swedish dishcloths; choose a bamboo toothbrush over a plastic one) and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products.
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Max H. Bazerman
Better, Not Perfect provides a deeply researched, prescriptive roadmap for how to maximize our pleasure and minimize pain. Bazerman shares a framework to be smarter and more efficient, honest and aware—to attain your “maximum sustainable goodness.” In Part Two, he identifies four training grounds to practice these newfound skills for outsized impact: how you think about equality and your tribe(s); waste—from garbage to corporate excess; the way you spend time; and your approach to giving—whether your attention or your money.
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In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical–and accessible–plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.
Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet’s slide to certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.
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Ralph Buehler, John Pucher
How to make city cycling--the most sustainable form of urban transportation--safe, practical, and convenient for all cyclists.
Cycling is the most sustainable mode of urban transportation, practical for most short- and medium-distance trips--commuting to and from work or school, shopping, visiting friends, going to the doctor's office. It's good for your health, spares the environment a trip's worth of auto emissions, and is economical for both public and personal budgets.
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America's Test Kitchen
With a grocery list of just 11 items and some on-hand pantry staples, you can enjoy a week of Crispy Chicken with Carrot, Orange, and Chickpea Salad; Meatballs and Lemon Orzo with Mint and Dill; Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans; Herb-Poached Salmon with Cucumber-Dill Salad; and Sun-Dried Tomato and White Bean Soup with Parmesan Crisps.
A thorough introduction explains how to build a strong, diverse pantry (and make the most of it), how to store prepped ingredients to keep them fresh, how to store cooked food safely, the smartest ways to reheat food, essential meal-prep equipment, and more.
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An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it
What should I wear? It’s one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. Today, the clothing industry churns out 80 billion garments a year and employs every sixth person on Earth. Historically, the apparel trade has exploited labor, the environment, and intellectual property—and in the last three decades, with the simultaneous unfurling of fast fashion, globalization, and the tech revolution, those abuses have multiplied exponentially, primarily out of view. We are in dire need of an entirely new human-scale model.
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Jennie Romer, Christie Young
The first illustrated guidebook that answers the age-old question: Can I Recycle This?
Since the dawn of the recycling system, men and women the world over have stood by their bins, holding an everyday object, wondering, "can I recycle this?" This simple question reaches into our concern for the environment, the care we take to keep our homes and our communities clean, and how we interact with our local government. Recycling rules seem to differ in every municipality, with exceptions and caveats at every turn, leaving the average American scratching her head at the simple act of throwing something away.
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A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence
Some of the only truly feral cattle in the world wander a long-abandoned island off the northernmost tip of Scotland. A variety of wildlife not seen in many lifetimes has rebounded on the irradiated grounds of Chernobyl. A lush forest supports thousands of species that are extinct or endangered everywhere else on earth in the Korean peninsula's narrow DMZ.
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Whether you live in a city, suburb, or the country, this essential guide will help you achieve sustainability in your everyday life. With an easy-to-follow DIY approach to everything from gardening, crafting, cooking, and more, SIMPLE SUSTAINABILITY is an indispensable resource.
Please note that this product is an authorized edition published by the Meredith Corporation and sold by Amazon. This edition is printed using a high-quality matte interior paper and printed on demand for immediate fulfillment.
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