Starting your pursuit of zero-waste, sustainable and conscious living means looking carefully at how you consume and what kinds of waste that produces. Living that way is not something that we are born knowing how to do. Especially if you’re new to these topics a good non-fiction book will help you to manifest the idea that people can live simply and well.
The Following books will inspire you for a more sustainable, eco-conscious and thoughtful way of living.
Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson
Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.
Many of us have the gnawing feeling that we could and should do more to limit our impact on the environment. But where to begin?
This Book will definitely help you
Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home by Julia Watkins
In this timely and motivational guide, author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household—kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden—Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items.
Root, Nurture, Grow: The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants by Rose Ray, Caro Langton
The stylish handbook shows you how to make the most of your favorite houseplants through simple, beginner-friendly propagation techniques (such as stem cutting, rooting in water, runners, offsets, grafting, division and more), as well as resourceful DIY projects including homemade rooting mediums, seed-bombs, and a self-watering plant pot.
It shows you how to look after and nurture your new plant babies, and how to share them with friends by making beautiful gifts and displays.
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
‘Everything needs to change. And it has to start today’. This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
In Overdressed, Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut, tracing the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retailers. She travels to cheap-chic factories in China, follows the fashion industry as it chases even lower costs into Bangladesh, and looks at the impact of America’s drastic increase in imports. She even explores how cheap fashion harms the charity thrift shops and textile recyclers where our masses of clothing castoffs end up.
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter
Downsizing. Decluttering. A parent’s death. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want.
In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from.
Green Housekeeping: Recipes and solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable home by Christina Strutt
Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace? Why wait when even quite small lifestyle changes can make a big difference now? Green Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path.