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Books to Lead a More Sustainable Life

Looking to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle? It can be overwhelming to rethink everyday habits, but these books can provide an easy starting point to inform and inspire you! From making beauty products to picking local produce, discover routines that are healthier for you and more sustainable for our earth.

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    How Cycling Can Save the World Book Cover Picture

    How Cycling Can Save the World

    by Peter Walker

    In How Cycling Can Save the World, Walker takes readers on a tour of cities like Copenhagen and Utrecht, where everyday cycling has taken root, demonstrating cycling’s proven effect on reducing smog and obesity, and improving quality of life and mental health.
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    How Cycling Can Save the World Book Cover Picture

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    The Conscious Closet Book Cover Picture
    The Conscious Closet Book Cover Picture

    The Conscious Closet

    by Elizabeth L. Cline

    From journalist, fashionista, and clothing resale expert Elizabeth L. Cline, “the Michael Pollan of fashion,”* comes the definitive guide to building an ethical, sustainable wardrobe you’ll love.
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    The Conscious Closet Book Cover Picture

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    F**k Plastic Book Cover Picture

    F**k Plastic

    by Rodale Sustainability

    With easy, no-nonsense steps for cutting plastic out of your everyday life, this is the perfect gift for anyone ready to start fighting the war on plastic. These easy nudges will guide you to change your habits bit by bit so that cutting out plastics becomes second nature.
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    F**k Plastic Book Cover Picture

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    Plenty Book Cover Picture

    Plenty

    by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon

    The remarkable, amusing and inspiring adventures of a Canadian couple who make a year-long attempt to eat foods grown and produced within a 100-mile radius of their apartment.
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    Plenty Book Cover Picture

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    EcoBeauty Book Cover Picture

    EcoBeauty

    by Lauren Cox and Janice Cox

    Natural beauty maven Lauren Cox is bringing bath and body into the eco-friendly future with 100 easy and economical projects, featuring au courant ingredients–hemp oil, green tea, soy milk, powdered kelp, goat’s milk, and more–that are increasingly easy to find. Recycled bottling and green gift-giving ideas round out this stylish how-to manual for the DIY generation.
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    EcoBeauty Book Cover Picture

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    Wild Beauty Book Cover Picture

    Wild Beauty

    by Jana Blankenship

    From a leader in the world of natural beauty, Wild Beauty is an inspiring and highly usable guide to harnessing the miraculous power of plants to make your own face oils, body balms, hairspray, bath salts, and more.
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    Wild Beauty Book Cover Picture

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Book Cover Picture
    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Book Cover Picture

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    by Marie Kondo

    The bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again.
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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Book Cover Picture

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    In Defense of Food Book Cover Picture

    In Defense of Food

    by Michael Pollan

    With In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.
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    In Defense of Food Book Cover Picture

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    Green Enough Book Cover Picture

    Green Enough

    by Leah Segedie

    In Green Enough, Mamavation blogger Leah Segedie uncovers the truth behind the food and household products that are misleadingly labeled “all-natural” and healthy but are actually filled with chemicals and toxins. From furniture to packaged food, Leah guides you through detoxifying your home, diet, and lifestyle, showing you how to make the best choices possible.
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    Green Enough Book Cover Picture

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    Farm City Book Cover Picture

    Farm City

    by Novella Carpenter

    An unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer’s tips, and a great deal of heart, Farm City offers a beautiful mediation on what we give up to live the way we do today.
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    Farm City Book Cover Picture

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