Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

by Beth Terry. Skyhorse Publishing Company, 2012

Skyhorse Publishing Company, 2012. My book is a practical guide to ridding your life—and the planet—of plastic. Lots of stories, tips, resources, as well as information about the chemicals in plastic, what really happens to your recycling, what compostable vs. biodegradable mean, and why baking soda is the most amazing thing ever discovered.

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health

 

by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie. Knopf Canada, 2009

Funny, thought-provoking, and incredibly disturbing, Slow Death by Rubber Duck reveals that just the living of daily life creates a chemical soup inside each of us.

Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes – now, it’s personal.

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life

by Bea Johnson.

“…It all comes down to the 5 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (and only in that order!). Zero Waste Home shows how these key principles can be applied to every area of your house from the kitchen to the kids’ room, and it’s packed with easy tips for all of us: from refusing freebies to using your plants as air fresheners.”

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health – and a Vision for Change

by Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard, creator of the internet film sensation ‘The Story of Stuff’, viewed over 6 million times, offers an astonishing, galvanizing book that tells the story of all the ‘stuff’ we use every day – where our bottled water, mobile phones and jeans come from, how they’re made and distributed, and where they really go when we throw them away.

Our out-of-control consumption habits are killing the planet and threatening our health, but Annie provides hope that change is within reach. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent SpringThe Story of Stuff will be an instant classic

How Bad are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

by Mike Berners-Lee

From a text message to a war, from a Valentine’s rose to a flight or even having a child, How Bad are Bananas? gives us the carbon answers we need and provides plenty of revelations. By talking through a hundred or so items, Mike Berners-Lee sets out to give us a carbon instinct for the footprint of literally anything we do, buy and think about. He helps us pick our battles by laying out the orders of magnitude. The book ranges from the everyday (foods, books, plastic bags, bikes, flights, baths…) and the global (deforestation, data centres, rice production, the World Cup, volcanoes, …) Be warned, some of the things you thought you knew about green living may be about to be turned on their head. Never preachy but packed full of information and always entertaining
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The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea

by Callum Roberts

The sea feeds and sustains us, but everywhere we look marine life is under threat, from Caribbean reefs to arctic fisheries to the deepest regions of the sea. In this passionate paean to the sea and its creatures one of the world s foremost marine conservation biologists tells the story of man and the sea, from the earliest traces of life on earth to the oceans as we know them today.He considers the impact of fishing and ocean acidification, rising tides and warming seas, plastics and shifting currents, and reveals what we must do now to preserve our precious oceans. The struggles of Turtles, Dolphins, Whales and Tuna are relatively well known, but few people appreciate just how much our seas have changed in the last fifty years and how many species are now under acute stress. At once passionate and persuasive, The Ocean of Life will appeal to readers of Four Fishand The Sixth Extinction to those who care about environmental sustainability, and to anyone who loves the sea and its creatures.