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 reusable 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 households millions 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).
“The key here is 'ish'. Finally a sustainable/green living book that made me feel confident in being able to take the baby steps needed towards living a more sustainable life. I appreciated the casual tone used throughout the book -- basically like having a convo with the author! I liked all her little confessions she gave throughout the book on how things have and have not worked for her. A year of buying nothing new seemed like such a daunting thing at the start of the book, but with the encouragement and empowerment I gained through reading this, I am proud to say I am currently on month two of buying nothing new!” Reader review, Goodreads.
“I loved everything about this book! I’ve read so many books on zero waste cultures / sustainability and while some of these tips and tricks I’ve heard and tried before, Jen puts her own spin on them and I really can’t recommend a better book on sustainability for someone who’s just starting to live a greener life.” Reader review, Goodreads.
“I put off reading this book for quite. while thinking it would just make me feel bad about myself - I couldn't have been more wrong! Jen Gale sets out some easy, and not so easy, but always practical steps to begin to reduce your family's impact on the planet and the best thing is that there is no guilt!” Reader review, Goodreads.