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Book Recommendations

Living a Sustainable Life is easier than you think! How did I start? With using all of the resources out there! One thing you should know about me, is I love to read! (Yes, I am one of those people that read a book a week) So when I decided to start living a sustainable life and to go Vegan, I started reading. Here are my top 5 books that I would highly recommend!

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There is No Planer B

By: Mike Berners-Lee

Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, what are the knock-on effects of our actions, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? Should we frack? How can we take control of technology? Does it all come down to population? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do? Fortunately, Mike Berners-Lee has crunched the numbers and plotted a course of action that is practical and even enjoyable. There is No Planet B maps it out in an accessible and entertaining way, filled with astonishing facts and analysis. For the first time you'll find big-picture perspective on the environmental and economic challenges of the day laid out in one place, and traced through to the underlying roots - questions of how we live and think. This book will shock you, surprise you - and then make you laugh. And you'll find practical and even inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this – our only – planet.

 

101 Ways To Go Zero Waste

By: Kathryn Kellogg

We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying “no” to straws and grocery bags, and “yes” to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers.
In 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. “It’s not about perfection,” she says. “It’s about making better choices.”

 

Vodka Is Vegan

Matt & Phil Letten

Think you could never go vegan? Think again. As this smart, funny and persuasive manifesto makes clear, you're already 90% vegan anyway. That's right--you already love animals and are slowly but surely eating less meat than you used to. With the insider tips and inspiring stories in this book, you'll be ready to go whole hog (see what we did there?) and eat vegan for good.

Topics include:

  • How eating meat hurts your health and the planet (and is pretty close to eating your beloved pet for dinner)
  • A simple action plan for getting started
  • Don't Be an A**hole to Your Server, and other secrets for eating out
  • Who Cares If Honey Is Vegan?

Getting over perfectionism and purity by eating as cruelty-free as you can.

 

    Rethink The Bins

    Julia L F Goldstein, PhD

    If you want to reduce the amount of waste you generate but aren’t sure where to begin, Rethink the Bins shows you how. You will gain knowledge so you can:

    • Understand what happens to waste after the bins leave your curb or building
    • Implement best practices for recycling and composting
    • Feel empowered to start with small changes that make a difference
    • Create SMART goals around waste reduction and recycling

    “This well-researched guide clears up the many myths and mysteries of what happens to the nearly 8 pounds of trash we Americans each create daily,” says author James Dillehay. “It should be required reading to help future generations embrace a circular economy.”

     

    Zero Waste Living the 80/20 Way

    Stephanie J. Miller

    Many of us feel powerless to solve the looming climate and waste crises. We have too much on our plates, and may think these problems are better solved by governments and businesses. This book unlocks the potential in each "too busy" individual to be a crucial part of the solution. Stephanie Miller combines her career focused on climate change with her own research and personal experience to show how a few, relatively easy lifestyle changes can create significant positive impact. Using the simplicity of the 80/20 rule, she shows us those things (the 20%) that we can do to make the biggest (80%) difference in reversing the climate and waste crises.