The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide : Everything You Need to Know to Make Small Changes That Make a Big Difference
Author - Jen Gale
We love this book and Jen's attainable and practical tips to becoming more sustainable. More of a really useful guidebook to dip into rather than a pick up and read all at once (although it's so well written, you may well just plough through it in one sitting anyway!)
Jen says: "This isn't a beautiful coffee table book. It's a guidebook. A workbook even. I want you to fold down pages, to annotate and underline, to use the sections at the back of each chapter to create your very own action plan....."
The official blurb:
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. Practical tips include unsubscribing from all the tempting emails that drop into your inbox with details of the newest clothing range or the latest sale, and keeping a mug next to your kettle to work out how much water you actually need to boil each time, as over filling kettles costs British households GBP68 million on energy bills each year.
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).
A Little bit about the author
Jen Gale is an ordinary, knackered mum of two whose life changed when she dragged her family into a year of buying nothing new. The year helped Jen recognise the power that we all have as individuals to make a difference. The family are still (just about) talking to her and they live in Wiltshire where Jen writes and podcasts about all things sustainable(ish).