Books to Inspire
I’m an advocate for borrowing from your local library as much as possible and encourage you to use the library as your first starting point. If that’s not possible, then clicking on these links are your easy go-to source in Australia to make a purchase.
After reading your books, I hope you’ll share your love of sustainability by passing it on to a friend when you no longer need it.
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Low Tox Life
By Alexx Stuart
In Low Tox Life, Australian activist and educator Alexx Stuart gently clears a path through the maze of mass-market ingredient cocktails, focusing on four key areas: Body, Home, Food and Mind.Buy low tox life
By Erin Rhoads
By Australian author Erin Rhoads (from The Rogue Ginger) this is the one book you need to reduce waste at home and in everyday life.Buy Waste not
A Zero Waste Life in
By Anita Vandyke
This is the ultimate guide to radically reducing your waste, without losing your lifestyle. In her thirty-day challenge, Australian author Anita Vandyke gives you the rules, tips and tricks you need to eliminate plastic and live a cleaner, kinder life.Buy A Zero Waste Life in 30 days
Down to Earth:
A Guide to Simple Living
By Rhonda Hetzel
Australian author Rhonda Hetzel gently encourages readers to find the pleasure and meaning in a simpler life, sharing all the practical information she has gathered on her own journey.Buy down to earth
ABC Organic Gardener
ABC Organic Gardener magazine is a guide to organic gardening, providing informative and inspirational stories on everything you need to know to grow your own fruit and vegetables- without the use of harmful chemicals. Each issue includes practical tips and advice from leading organic gardening experts.
Available as a print or digital subscription.Buy ABC Organic Gardener
Since 1981, Wild magazine has been one of Australia’s premier sources of information for all things adventure related in Australia.
Wild magazine continues to produce high quality content for its bushwalkers, hikers, mountaineers, paddlers, skiers climbers, canyoners, cavers and riders.
Available as a print or digital subscription.Buy Wild magazine
Peppermint is the ultimate go-to green, fashion and lifestyle magazine that brings together eco-friendly, ethical style with a fun, fresh, intelligent twist.
This is a magazine with a conscience – ideal for savvy fashionistas who are passionate about social and environmental issues, but don’t want to compromise on high-end design, fashion and creativity.
Available as a print or digital subscription.Buy Peppermint
Life Without Plastic
By Chantal Plamondon & Jay Sinha
Printed on FSC-certified paper and with BPA-free ink, Life Without Plastic strives to create more awareness about BPA-based products, polystyrene and other single-use plastics.
Life Without Plastic gives you ideas for safe, reusable and affordable alternatives and create easy replacements.Buy life without plastic
The Little Book of Hygge –
The Danish Way to Live Well
By Meik Wiking
Hygge has been described as everything from “the art of creating intimacy”, “cosiness of the soul”, “the absence of annoyance” to “taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things”, “cosy togetherness” and “the pursuit of everyday pleasures”. Hygge is about creating an atmosphere.
The Little Book of Hygge is the definitive, must-read introduction to hygge.Buy The little book of hygge
Children’s Picture Books
A Quiet Girl
By Peter Carnavas
Mary is a quiet girl. Her family makes so much noise they hardly notice her – or anything else. Until Mary, in her own gentle way, shows them what they’ve been missing.Buy a quiet girl
By Mary McKenna Siddals
From apple cores to zinnia heads, readers will discover the best ingredients for a successful compost pile! This inviting book with bouncy verse provides all the answers for kids and families looking for simple, child-friendly ways to help the planet.Buy Compost Stew
I Like Old Clothes
By Mary Ann Hoberman
This poem is an exuberant celebration of hand-me-down clothes and is just as relevant and accessible today as it was over 30 years ago when it was written. Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman offers a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud text.Buy I like old clothes