We want to make it easier for you to empower yourselves with knowledge and to inspire you to make little changes to be more conscious of our earth. Every month, we’ll be showcasing a few of our favourite eco-conscious books! Start with the ones below, and DM us if you have more to add to the list. :)
1. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
Collecting her speeches that have made history across the globe. Her book is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel.
2. A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
A powerful and indispensable look at the devastating consequences of environmental racism, and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities.
3. Sustainability: A Love Story by Nicole Walker
Walker questions what it means to live sustainably while still being able to have Internet and eat bacon. Armed with research and a bright irony that playfully addresses the devastation of the world around us, Walker appeals to our innate sense of personal commitment to sustaining our world, and our commitment to sustaining our marriages, our families, our lives, ourselves.
4. Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change by Geoff Dembicki
The Millennial generation could be first to experience the doomsday impacts of climate change. It's also the last generation able to do something about them. With time ticking down, 31-year-old journalist Geoff Dembicki journeyed to Silicon Valley, Canada's tar sands, Washington, DC, Wall Street and the Paris climate talks to find out if he should hope or despair. What he learned surprised him.
5. Made on Earth: What We Wear, Where It Comes From, Where It Goes by Wolfgang Korn
Have you ever wondered how a piece of clothing ends up in your wardrobe?Made on Earth follows the incredible journey of a red fleece around the world. From the cells of a Chitagong prison, where factory works are interrogated for campaigning for a living wage, to a refugee boat drifting hopelessly on the Atlantic Ocean, find out how just on item of clothing can connect so many different people, including you.
6. Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States by Carl Zimring
When Joe Biden attempted to compliment Barack Obama by calling him “clean and articulate,” he unwittingly tapped into one of the most destructive racial stereotypes in American history. This book tells the history of the corrosive idea that whites are clean and those who are not white are dirty. From the age of Thomas Jefferson to the Memphis Public Workers strike of 1968 through the present day, ideas about race and waste have shaped where people have lived, where people have worked, and how American society’s wastes have been managed.
7. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Silent Spring alerts its audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.
8. The Conscious Closet by Elizabeth Cline
Elizabeth delves into fresh research on fashion’s impacts and shows how we can leverage our everyday fashion choices to change the world through style. Inspired by her own revelatory journey getting off the fast-fashion treadmill, Elizabeth shares exactly how to build a more ethical wardrobe, starting with a mindful closet clean-out and donating, swapping, or selling the clothes you don't love to make way for the closet of your dreams.
9. On Fire: The Case for the Green New Deal by Naomi Klein
An expansive, far-ranging exploration that sees the battle for a greener world as indistinguishable from the fight for our lives, On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal. Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.
10. This is a Good Guide - for a Sustainable Lifestyle by Marieke Eyskoot
It's filled with practical and positive tips on fashion, beauty, food, home, work, travel and leisure, and shows that stylish and sustainable go very well together. In particular, it demonstrates that it is about being good, not perfect: about smart choices, doing what you can and what suits you.