Many of us want to live a more sustainable and greener life. Whether that’s making sure we recycle, choose a utility supplier that sources from renewable technologies or creating space to promote wildlife in our gardens. The good news is that there are some great books out there which can help you do just that and give you some new ideas in the process.
Here are some of our favourites.
If you think being green is hard, then look at this offering from chef Renée Lou. If you want cleaning products that don’t contain harmful chemicals or need to pamper yourself naturally, there are plenty of hints and tips here. It’s a great book to dip in and out of for a greener lifestyle.
One part of going green we often forget is attracting and helping wildlife, including the birds and the bees in our gardens. This book is essential if you want to see hedgehogs mixing with colourful butterflies in your back yard. It’s not only great for the environment but a brilliant way to stay in touch with nature and entertain the kids.
Ever wondered what you do with your old mobile phone? Not sure you’ve got the right recycling plan in place? Need to change your mindset and reuse rather than discard? This easy to read A-Z guide has all the information you need to get your recycling and waste reduction in order.
If you’re looking for a good all-rounder with plenty of facts that covers everything from travel to making your home greener, this is the book for you. Not only does it tell you why you should care about sustainability and saving the planet but there are plenty of tips included to help you carry it out.
Ever wondered what the true cost of your supermarket bought veg is? Mike Berners-Lee picks out about a hundred different items and explores what their carbon footprint really is. It could well open your eyes to more ethical shopping.
Everything you want to know about living more sustainably and making your home greener. From making your appliances more energy efficient to putting in a green roof, there’s plenty here to give you food for thought and reduce your carbon footprint.
It’s not just us grownups that are working hard to go green. If you want your kids to get involved, explaining why they should be saving this and that can be hard work. This quick, entertaining book is great for young green activists to begin learning about the world they live in.
If you want to find out how other people look at green living and the prospects of the future for our small planet, Global Chorus includes contributions from a whole host of writers, academics, philosophers and ordinary people from around the world. All proceeds from sales go to making a better world.
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