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Colleagues' Book Club - Eco Wheel

Colleagues’ Eco Book Club

This is Eco Wheel colleagues’ reading list. All the books are hand selected to provide staff members with engaging and informative reading on climate change that’s designed to inspire and educate.

There are links on each book that will take you to Amazon, should you wish to purchase them. As part of Amazon’s affiliate program, if you buy the book through the links on our website, Amazon will donate a portion of the sale (at no cost to you) to the Early Years Eco Wheel™. So, thank you very much for supporting the cause if you do decide to buy.

How to save the world for free

By Natalie Fee

Natalie Fee is an ‘award-winning environmental campaigner, Author and speaker’ and her new book will make you both laugh and cry. Most importantly though, her book will motivate you to think and act differently in every-day life, for the good of the environment. With tips and advice on making small changes to the most common place activities (like making a cup of tea), we can all make more eco-conscious choices that really make a difference.

ISBN-10: 178627499XISBN-13: 978-1786274991

No one is too small to make a difference

By Greta Thunberg

Great Thunberg is the teenage climate activist that has inspired a global climate movement and gained international recognition from world leaders. This book collates many of her speeches that have made history and inspired a nation to take action on climate change, no matter how small you are.

ISBN-10: 0141991747 ISBN-13: 978-0141991740

How Bad are Bananas?

By Mike Berners-Lee

In an impressive fete, Mike Berners-Lee has meticulously worked out the carbon footprint of over 100 items. He gives us a breakdown of what makes a difference, and what is less important, thus allowing the environmentally-conscious individual to focus their attention where it really matters.

ISBN-10: 1846688914 ISBN-13: 978-1846688911

Turning the Tide on Plastic

By Lucy Siegle

Lucy Siegle is a journalist, broadcaster and eco lifestyle expert and in her book, we see the focus honed strategically in on the great environmental struggle of our age, plastics. Lucy is bearing truths on the extent of the problem, how we got into this mess (literally), and offering tips on how we can turn the tide.

ISBN-10: 1409182991 ISBN-13: 978-1409182993

Live Green: 52 Steps for a more sustainable life

By Jen Chillingsworth

This is a practical guide that offers tons of tips and ideas that you can apply to your home and lifestyle that will reduce your impact on the environment. Organised into a yearly calendar, this book can serve as a handy go-to as you clean, garden, shop and even celebrate Christmas.

ISBN-10: 1787133192 ISBN-13: 978-1787133198

There is no Planet B: A handbook for the make or break years

By Mike Berners-Lee

This book takes complicated information and returns it to the reader in an accessible and enjoyable way. If you have a list of concerns relating to how to the environmental crisis, Mike Berners-Lee can help you make sense of both what is happening to the Earth’s biosphere and what to do in order to have less of an impact on it. It achieves an impressive fete of being both information-packed and massively entertaining.

ISBN-10: 1108439586 ISBN-13: 978-1108439589

We are the Weather

By Jonathan Safran Foer

Climate crisis is the single biggest threat to human survival. And it is happening right now. And, caught between the seemingly unimaginable and the apparently unthinkable, how can we take the first step towards action, to arrest our race to extinction?

We can begin with our knife and fork. The link between farming animals and the climate crisis is barely discussed, because giving up our meat-based diets feels like an impossible ask. But we don?t have to go cold turkey. Cutting out animal products for just part of the day is enough to change the world.

ISBN-10: 0241363330 ISBN-13: 978-0241363331