The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide: Everything you need to know to make small changes that make a big difference (Paperback)
Comprehensive guide with specific ways to reduce waste. Interesting, engaging--full of astounding facts, and one family with a challenge to buy nothing new for one year! I got some great ideas here--go green!— From Jennifer's Picks
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. Covering every aspect of our lives from the stuff we buy and the food we eat, to how we travel, work, and celebrate. This book provides stacks of practical, down to earth ideas to slot into your daily life, alongside a gentle kick up the butt to put your newfound knowledge into action.
Find out how to fit "sustainable living" into your life, in a way that works for you. Change your impact without radically changing your life and figure out the small steps you can make that will add up to make a big difference (halo not included).
About the Author
Jen Gale is an ordinary, knackered mum of two whose life changed when she dragged and cajoled the family into a year buying nothing new. That year changed not only what she buys, but also how she sees her place in the world. Jen recognized the power that we all have as individuals to make a difference to the things we care about, simply through getting informed about the impact of our daily choices, and figuring out easy swaps and changes. The family are still (just about) talking to her and they live in Wiltshire where Jen writes and podcasts about all things Sustainable(ish).
“I loved this book - a non judgemental, fun, inspiring approach to how we can do our bit for the planet, whilst acknowledging that we are all human! Full of practical tips and advice - this is a brilliant book for anyone with climate anxiety.” —Thomasina Miers OBE - Masterchef winner, writer, environmentalist, television presenter, cook and co-founder of the Wahaca chain of Mexican street food restaurants.
“The most family friendly way to start doing your bit” —The Sunday Times
“This user-friendly book offers plenty of practical guidelines about how we can live more sustainable lives - and save money at the same time ... From turning off our household products - devices on standby cost UK households £227m per annum - to being mindful of all the food we waste, a more sustainable way of life seems to be easy to attain.” —Irish Independent