MDES Blog: Sustainable Lifestyle Reading List

Zero Waste Guide
Zero Waste Guide by Carolina Patino

If you’re looking for tips and tricks, and all you need to know about having a zero waste lifestyle, sustainability in your home and how to improve your consumption habits, here is a list of readings just for you!

The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less by Amy Korst. A year long of zero-waste living, all her experiences, learnings, practices and habits. A realistic take on what zero-waste living looks like.

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis – A collection of essays focusing on youth and female voices, around the subject of the climate crisis.

Zero Waste: Simple Hacks to Drastically Reduce your Trash – Simple tips & tricks that will help you navigate through the zero waste movement. Great for DIY lovers!

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste Author Bea Johnson changes her lifestyle to a zero waste home with her family. With step by step and tips of how to make this big change, she lays it all out on how to get to a zero waste home as a family.

A Life Less Throwaway: The Lost Art of Buying for LifeAuthor Tara Button explores the quality of the products we use daily. Learn how as a consumer you can be more aware of the type of products you consume.

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health – and a Vision for Change – A look on the effects consumption has on the environment. Understand and learn the production of several different items involved in our daily lives.

Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life – A great guide to start living a greener life, room by room this book takes you around your house and the different things you could do to be more sustainable.

Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet – A great book that tackles on how the eco-movement has been a way for some people to make more money. Learn how buying better is the first step towards living a more sustainable life.

Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World – An alternative resource for those products we end up buying anyway. To better your shopping habits, to become a greener shopper.

Find them in your nearest bookshop or in your app store!

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