Here are a selection of – Australian books, recipe books, magazines, children’s picture books, must read books – to inspire and motivate you about rethinking waste, living life to the fullest, and creating a more sustainable circular lifestyle for a healthy you and happy planet.

I’m an advocate for borrowing from your local library 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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Australian Books

2040

By Damon Gameau

This handbook shows us that climate change is a practical problem that can be tackled by each of us, one small step at a time, and that we can make a genuine difference – if we know what to do.

Brimming with practical wisdom and even 50 delicious recipes, 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration empowers you to become the change you want to see in the world.

Available as a hard copy book from here or digital download. The movie is available for download from here.

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. Available as a hard copy book from here or digital download.

A Family Guide to Waste Free Living

By Lauren & Oberon Carter

Simple ways to eliminate waste in the home, at work and out in the word. Gives you all the information, advice, budget friendly recipes and projects you’ll need to start reducing waste in your life.

Available as a hard copy book from here or digital download.

Retrosuburbia

By David Holmgren

This manual shows how you can downshift and retrofit your home, gardens, communities and, above all, yourselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient. The book promises a more meaningful way of living and hope for the next generation. 

Available as a hard copy book from here 

Waste Not

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.

Available as a hard copy book from here or in digital format.

A Zero Waste Life in

Thirty Days

By Anita Vandyke

This is the ultimate guide to radically reducing your waste, without losing your lifestyle. In this 30 challenge, Australian author Anita Vandyke gives you the rules, tips and tricks you need to eliminate plastic & live a cleaner, kinder life.

Available as a hard copy book from here or enjoy the digital copy here.

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.

Available as a hard copy book from here or the digital version from here.

The Simple Home

By Rhonda Hetzel

Australian author Rhonda Hetzel share the day-to-day practicalities of a simple life and shows you how to rediscover the heart of your home.  This is an inspiring guide to slowing down and taking stock of your life.

Available as a hard copy book from here or the digital version from here.

The Art of Frugal Hedonism

By Annie Raser-Rowland & Adam Grubb

Every strategy in this Australian book, The Art Of Frugal Hedonism has been designed to help you target the most important habits of mind and action needed for living frugally but hedonistically.

Available as a hard copy book format from here or a digital version from here.

Abundant Health

Co-Authored By Cyndi O’Meara

Find out how to raise children without medication, have a natural pregnancy and birth, how salt, sugar and fat (including chocolate!) can be good for you. And so much more!

Available as an ebook only from here

Recipe Books

Wholefood for Children

By Jude Blereau

Includes over 165 inspirational and achievable recipes for nourishing young children with whole and organic foods. The book helps you learn about good food and gives you the tools to make healthy, wholesome eating a delicious part of everyday living.

Available as a hard copy book from here or digital download.

The Commonsense Cookery Book

By Home Economics Institute of Australia

There’s nothing quite like the wonderful memory of sharing delicious food that’s been prepared with love from recipes that have been passed down through the generations. This is the classic, step-by-step cookbook for absolute beginners and experienced cooks. 

Available as a hard copy book from here or digital download.

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.

Even though recipes are not the main focus of the book, they are an essential inspiration to support gluten free, whole food living.

Available as a hard copy book from here or digital download.

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.

Available as a hard copy book from here or the digital version from here.

The Simple Home

By Rhonda Hetzel

Australian author Rhonda Hetzel share the day-to-day practicalities of a simple life and shows you how to rediscover the heart of your home.  This is an inspiring guide to slowing down and taking stock of your life.

There are 40 favourite recipes in the book to help you cook from scratch, including step-by-step guides to baking breads and making cheese.

Available as a hard copy book from here or the digital version from here.

Magazines

PIP

Pip Magazine is your guide to the simple life. With inspiring stories about how to grow your own food, create a low energy home, eat locally and seasonally and be more in touch with the planet.

Available as a print subscription only.

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 magazine or digital subscription.

Green

Green is Australia’s leading sustainable architecture and landscape design magazine for inspirational stories on local and international houses, gardens and profiles.

Available as a print subscription only.

Wild

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.

Peppermint

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.

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.

Available as a hard copy format book only.

Compost Stew

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 the book from here.

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.

Available as a picture book from here.

Must Read Books

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.

Available in hard copy book or digital format.

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. Available in hard copy book or as a digital copy.

Start with Why

By Simon Sinek

Start with Why is a global bestseller and the TED Talk based on it, is the third most watched of all time.

Simon Sinek explains the framework needed to move past knowing what you do to how you do it, and then to ask the more important question – WHY?

Available as a hard copy book from here or a digital download from here.

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