Sustainability at Home: Books to Guide You

Climate change is a hot topic in Australia, with all communities looking to the political parties for sensible policies in the areas of energy, waste and water for the coming election. While there is need for policy changes at the political level there is still a number of individual actions that can promote a more sustainable lifestyle.

Here are some books to guide sustainable household action.

Zero Waste Home

This book offers a number of practical suggestions to reduce your waste, with a key commitment to be a more mindful consumer. Read this if you are ready to start changing how you practice sustainability at home.

Sustainable Home

This lovely lifestyle book details some simple and elegant ways to cut waste in your home and change your reliance on unsustainable habits and materials.

A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days

This is a 30 day challenge for the beginner trying to change their life to a more sustainable one.  It provides practical, easy steps that everyone can achieve, the small changes that make a big difference.

The Natural Home

Want to live a more balanced sustainable life and avoid letting unnecessary chemicals into your life?  Then this is the book for you as it details how easy it is to live a healthier, more sustainable life.  Includes key tips to growing your own food and great recipes as well.

Waste Not

Loaded with tools tips and tricks to going waste free this book, written by the blogger The Rogue Ginger, is a great one if you are a beginner to going zero waste.  Covers low waste cleaning product choices, preparing for children, nappies and kids parties it is a book that all can learn from and make those important changes in your life to reduce waste.

How to Live Plastic Free

Contains simple, practical methods to live plastic free starting with when you wake in the morning and goes through your day showing the small changes to your lifestyle that can make a huge change to the future of our planet. 

How to Give up Plastic

This is packed with the latest research, useful tips and easy wins to help you reduce your dependence on plastic.  It also offers insights into how everyone can put pressure on big corporations to reduce plastic on a global scale and change the world.

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