TOP READS to inspire green micro-resolutions in 2021

TOP READS to inspire green micro-resolutions in 2021

Tracey Banks

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Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth

Despite the title, this book has more to do with sustainability than sweet treats. Employing a doughnut shape to illustrate her new vision for economic theory, Kate Raworth argues that it’s possible to meet all of humanity’s needs with what our planet can provide.

She replaces old economic myths with seven new insights that are sure to get business- and economically-minded people rethinking everything they’ve been taught. 



How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything (2020 Update) by Mike Berners-Lee

“Carbon footprint” was a newer concept when this book first came out in 2009. This updated 2020 edition uses the latest data to quantify carbon footprints, and it’s been expanded to include technology like a Zoom call and the Cloud.

This book will empower hard data-lovers to reduce their own footprint and enable them to pressure companies and governments to do the same.



The Joyful Environmentalist by Isabel Losada

“Sustainability” can sometimes sound drab and boring, but it needn’t be! This surprisingly feel good guide grabs us by the hand and runs, joyfully, straight into the solutions. It examines every aspect of our lives and how we can do better, without losing our personalities and pals in the process. From a meltdown over plastic cutlery in Wholefoods to “being a little bit activist” by playing drums for Extinction Rebellion, Isabel Losada takes us on her own inspiring, and often, hilarious eco journey. Honest and humble, with many laugh out loud moments, it’s a genuinely enjoyable read for anyone who is feeling eco anxious. 



Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe by Greta Eagan

If you haven’t yet looked into the atrocities of the garment industry, you are in for a bit of a shock. 

Wear No Evil takes a close look at the fashion industry and how we can support sustainability while shopping for our wardrobe.



Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork by Anna Lappe

There’s something fundamentally wrong with our food system, and this book delves into the reasons why.

Lappe picks up the conversation her mother started in the book “Diet for a Small Planet” and expands on how our diet choices are contributing to the current climate crises.

A must-read for everyone, this book not only spells out the problem, it gives practical solutions for solving it.



The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great & Small and Why They Matter by Richard Girling

Learn about the importance of biodiversity in this engaging tale by Richard Girling.

With his delightful writing, the author takes us on an enchanting journey that delves into humankind’s obsession with hunting and collecting.




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