The new year is a great time to create new habits or jump into discovering something new. With sustainability being a hot topic the world over, we’ve come up with a list of sustainable reads to get your year started on the right foot.
Beautiful and Abundant, by Bryan Welch, is considered groundbreaking for its positive spin on sustainability.
10 sustainable reads to get the 2017 started on the right foot
Beautiful and Abundant, by Bryan Welch: In a book that is considered groundbreaking for its positive spin on sustainability, Brian Welch encourages readers to approach sustainability by visualizing a clean, green, and healthy world while also offering a practical guide on including sustainability into our daily lives.
Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L.Hunter Lovins: This dynamic read fuses both the bottom line and environmental impacts of businesses. Written by three top strategists who show how some companies are practicing a “new type of industrialism”, this is a must read for capitalists and environmentalists alike.
The Truth About Green Business, by Gil Friend: Whether you’re a CEO or it’s your first day on the job, this book provides tangible and attainable ways to inject green practices into your business methods while continuing to grow a profit and be productive.
The More of Less, by Joshua Becker, delivers a plan to do the same and enjoy a life free of the stress and anxiety that comes with too many possessions.
Get a Life, by Vivienne Westwood: What could be better than a collection of thoughts from one of the fashion industry’s most provocative minds? This book spans 6 years of Climate Revolution, activism and fashion, and is thought-provoking as it is a formidable read.
The More of Less, by Joshua Becker: After giving away 60% of their family possessions, Joshua Becker and his wife discovered the beauty of owning less and living a more fulfilling life. Empowering readers to do the same, this book delivers a plan to do the same and enjoy a life free of the stress and anxiety that comes with too many possessions.
Zero Waste Home, by Bea Johnson: In search of inspiration to reduce your environmental footprint on the planet? Look no further than this book, which provides tools and tips on how to live a waste-free existence, as well as appreciating the beauty of a life with less “stuff”.
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way we Make Things, by Michael Braungart & William McDonough: The epitome of analysing a closed loop system, this book challenges our current system using nature as the ultimate example of creating sustainable change in the world.
Igniting Inspiration, by John Marshall Roberts: A provocative manual of sorts for anyone who is interested in leading the next generation to personal and professional success while also making the world a healthier, more sustainable place.
Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume, by Jason Wachob, is a memoir and authoritative guide on living a sustainable life through health and wellbeing.
The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman: In a macabre yet compelling “what if” scenario, this book explores what earth would be like if tomorrow, all humans would cease to exist on the planet. It urges the reader to wonder: what is our legacy? How long will the plastic and refuse of our existence last on a planet devoid of human life? An interesting and thought-provoking read indeed.
Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume, by Jason Wachob: This book reads like both a memoir and authoritative guide on living a sustainable life through health and wellbeing. With expert contributors to level out the wealth of knowledge in this book, readers learn about building a wellthy life – where health, wellbeing, and positive and strong relationships are abundant.