Three Books for Sustainable Living

Three Books for Sustainable Living

When you live in a small space, you have to make sacrifices and slim down your possessions – but books are our soft spot! Amongst our bookshelf treasures, there’s a common theme…sustainability.

Here are three of our bookshelf favourites that reflect our ethos of slow living and can help if you’re on a journey to living a bit more green.

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1. Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life – Jen Chillingsworth

This little book is a great all-rounder for how to make your home and lifestyle more environmentally friendly. I whip this book off the shelf any time I need to put together a cleaning product… but Jen covers everything from homemade gifts to green bathroom swaps, to fashion. Small but mighty; it’s a book to keep coming back to.

2. The Forager’s Calendar – John Wright

John Wright is a genius. This is our go-to book for what beauties the towpath can offer us at every time of the year. We have a lot of foraging books, but this is our favourite. John Wright writes in a comical and engaging way, there are photos throughout so you know what you’re looking for, and he gives guidance on what kitchen creations to embark on with your woodland finds. For us, John is the king of the foraging world!

3. Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet – Tom Hunt

This is an exceptional book for understanding more about how every food choice we make impacts the planet. Tom Hunt shares a wealth of knowledge and this book has the power to transform food attitudes. As well as teaching the extent of how our plates are intertwined with climate change, Tom also shares really innovative and green recipes. Whether you’re a real foodie or just have a handful of recipes on rotation – this is a great read and hopefully will inspire you, like it has done us, to keep your plate green.

Jack Miles
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