Sustainability Books

A massive learning curve here for me – may be for you too?  We cannot duck this one. There is no Plan(et) B.  It’s time…

Where to Begin?

Silent Spring

There’s a reason this has been in print for 60+ years. This lady was an environmental trailblazer.

The Proof Is In The Plants

It’s impossible to separate dietary health with planetary health. This thorough read will show you why.

Let’s Ask Marion

‘The politics of food, nutrition and health’. Marion Nestle is a renowned voice in the environmental world.

What’s New?

This Is Vegan Propaganda

It’s really not. Based on facts this book shines a light on reality.


David Attenborough

‘A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake – and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.’

Rachel Carson

‘Carson’s passionate concern in Silent Spring is with the future of the planet and all life on Earth. She calls for humans to act responsibly, carefully, and as stewards of the living earth.’

Chelsea Green

Since 1984, Chelsea Green has been the leading publisher of books about organic farming, gardening, homesteading, integrative health, natural building, sustainable living, socially responsible business. Employee-owned.

Jen Gale

‘Easy, do-able, down to earth ideas and suggestions for everyone to help save the planet. If you want to save the planet, but your to-do list is already pretty long and remembering your re-usable coffee cup feels like a Herculean task, then this is the book for you.’

Shira Gill

· Buy less; live more · Invest in high quality + solid craftsmanship · Opt for natural, sustainable materials · Treat your space + your stuff with respect · Shop your own home before hitting the stores · Celebrate life’s little luxuries · Try to repair instead of replace · Embrace negative space and dispose of unwanted items responsibly · Create a home that supports your personal goals values.

Jane Goodall

‘A legendary conservationist. A lifetime spent fighting for nature. An indispensable message of hope.’

Simon Hill

Planetary health is one of the pillars of this book.

Mark Hyman

Food Fix highlights the the path to transform our agricultural system from an extractive, destructive system to a regenerative system that produces food that heals humans and the environment, while reversing climate change.

Max La Manna

Through his viral recipe videos and work with BBC Earth and beyond, Max has inspired people across the world to rethink their approach to food consumption and made it his mission to breathe new life into our leftovers that are typically destined for the bin.

Marion Nestlé

A Q&A collection that showcases the expertise of Marion Nestle in exchanges with environmental advocate Kerry Trueman. These essays show us how to advocate for food systems that are healthier for people and the planet.

Sally Nex

Practical advice on which soil to use, plants that are best for absorbing carbon dioxide, low-carbon fertilisers, and cutting out single-use plastic.  


‘We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food.’   Farmageddon is an investigative journey.

Dr Richard Oppenlander

‘What we choose to eat is killing our planet and us. We are devastating the ecosystems that support us, causing mass extinctions, and generating narrowing time lines that will ultimately jeopardise our very survival as a civilisation.’

Madeleine Olivia

‘Simple and sustainable living attainable for everyone, using practical tips for all areas of everyday life to reduce your impact on the earth.’

Carolyn Steel

What if there were a more sustainable way to eat and live? Drawing on many disciplines, as well as stories of the farmers, designers and economists who are remaking our relationship with food, this book gives us a vision for change.

Isabella Tree

A leap of faith in 2000 when Isabella and her husband handed their 3,500 acres back to nature has resulted in the restoration of land and wildlife in a dramatically short space of time and become a leading light for nature conservation in the UK.

Georgina Wilson-Powell

We all want to do the right thing for the planet, but with so many factors at play it can be difficult to work out which is the greenest way. This book cuts through the confusion and gives you the facts.

Ed Winters

‘Our choices can help alleviate the most pressing issues we face today: the climate crisis, infectious and chronic diseases, human exploitation and, of course, non-human exploitation.’

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