Whilst we’re all stuck at home for a little while, we have much more time for hobbies. Reading and listening to podcasts are great ways to distract yourself from everything going on in the world + you can learn so much!
In terms of environmental impact, buying e-books is a little bit better but for those of you who prefer to turn the physical pages, I’ve linked to the book depository website but I implore you to shop with independent booksellers that are local to you.
So without further ado, here are a 10 sustainable living book & podcasts recommendations…
How To Break Up With Fast Fashion – Lauren Bravo
If you know fast fashion is bad, but are not sure where to start with slow fashion, this book is for you. It’ll help change your mindset and habits surrounding clothes and give you loads of tips to make your wardrobe as sustainable as it can be.
How to Save the World For Free – Natalie Fee
Natalie talks through everything we do in our daily lives and how we can do them more sustainably. It’s your handbook to being more green and sustainable.
Fashionopolis – Dana Thomas
This book is something all big shoppers and fashion lovers to read. It’ll open your eyes to the issues within the fashion industry and it’s future.
Talking Tastebuds – Venetia La Manna
I love Venetia’s podcast and have been listening for a year or so now and love it! She interviews a new guest weekly and they’re always so interesting and useful – especially for discovering new people to follow in this eco-sphere.
Turning the Tide on Plastic – Lucy Siegle
Plastic pollution is a major issue that we’ve become more and more aware of over the past few years, but there’s still a long way to go. If you want to learn more about the plastic problem and how to help fix it. then give this a read.
More Plants Less Waste – Max La Manna
Whether you’re already a vegan or just curious, this cookbook with added zero-waste living tips is for you! Be sure to have a look at Max’s Instagram too as he has some amazing tips on there too.
Live Green – Jen Chilling
Jen has compiled 52 practical steps to living a more sustainable life. Jen covers everything from cleaning to vintage furniture to capsule wardrobes.
This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein
It’s such an important time to consider what kind of society we want to live in, and Naomi’s book about capitalism and climate change is a great starting point.
Wilding – Isabella Tree
I adored this book! It’s about Knepp Castle in Sussex and a long-term project to let the intensively farmed land return to it’s wild state. You learn so much about British fern and fauna and follow the estate on its amazing journey to be wild.
The Ethical Conversations Podcast – Jess Rigg
So, this one’s my podcast! I recently started it and if you want to learn more about sustainably and how you can live a more eco-friendly life then it’s the podcast for you. Each week has a new and chatty conversation with a super fun guest!
I hope that this was useful and that you can get some reading or listening in during this weird time! I’d love to hear any recommendations for books/podcasts that you’ve been enjoying lately!
Let’s keep in touch on Instagram! I’m @jessrigg_ and you can find all sorts of eco-friendly living tips on there!