6 Australian Sustainable Living Books You Should Add to Your Reading List
Looking for some reading material to help you live a little more sustainably?
We’ve rounded up six must-read sustainable living books that offer practical solutions and empowering advice, from reducing waste to living more intentionally.
Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned environmentalist, these books cover a range of topics to help you make a positive impact on the environment.
So, grab a cup of tea, settle in, and get ready to add some excellent new reads to your bookshelf!
Practising Simplicity – Jodi Wilson
Practising Simplicity is a guide to living a simpler and more intentional life.
In this inspiring book, Jodi draws on her experiences of simplifying her life and shares practical tips and strategies for decluttering, reducing waste, and finding contentment in everyday moments.
Through a series of reflective exercises, she helps readers embrace simplicity. From letting go of physical possessions to reducing digital and mental clutter and learning to focus on what truly matters.
This thoughtful read offers a roadmap for anyone looking to simplify their life and find more joy and fulfilment in the process.
Better, Bolder, Different – Kate Hall
If you’re looking to shake up your life and make big changes, look no further.
Better, Bolder, Different is packed with practical advice, inspiring stories, and actionable steps for anyone looking to create a life that’s truly their own.
Kate writes with the same humour and honesty as your favourite friend, making this a joy to read.
With chapters on everything from finding your purpose to building a supportive community, this is the ultimate guide to living a life that’s both fulfilling and authentic.
*Kate is from Aotearoa, but we’ll adopt her as an honorary Aussie
The Proof is in the Plants – Simon Hill
The Proof explores the benefits of a plant-based diet and is a great resource for anyone looking to make a positive impact on the planet while also improving their health.
Simon draws on his own qualifications in nutrition as well as the latest scientific research to make a compelling case for the power of plant-based eating.
He provides practical tips for making the switch to a plant-based diet, including meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists.
Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just starting out on your plant-based journey, this guide has everything you need to help you eat more plants and take control of your health.
Fight For Planet A – Craig Reucassel
The companion book to the hit tv series War On Waste, Fight For Planet A is a must-read for anyone looking to make a positive impact on the planet.
It explores the urgent issue of climate change and draws on scientific research and expert insights to show how we can make a difference to help protect the world for future generations.
And rather than just emphasising the problems, it offers practical solutions and changes that we can all make as individuals to reduce our carbon footprint and call for necessary government action.
Fight for Planet A is for anyone who has no Planet B – which is most of us.
The Ethical Investor – Nicole Haddow
If you’re looking to make a difference with your investments, then The Ethical Investor is the perfect read for you.
It provides a deep dive into ethical investing and offers practical advice on how to make conscious investment decisions to ensure your hard-earned cash isn’t going straight into the pockets of toxic companies.
Nicole provides alternative approaches that prioritise sustainability and social justice, making it possible to invest in companies that align with your values without compromising financial returns.
Futuresteading – Jade Miles
Futuresteading is an inspirational guide to living in a way that values tomorrow.
This beautifully photographed book explores the art of creating a future-focused home and offers practical advice on how to live a more intentional and sustainable life.
Jade draws on her personal experience of building a sustainable home in Australia and offers a wealth of knowledge on how to create a regenerative and resilient living space.
From cultivating a thriving garden to adopting eco-friendly energy practices, Futuresteading shares all the tools we need to slow down, live more sustainably and reduce our impact.
Hope is a Verb – Emily Ehlers
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world, Hope is a Verb is a perfect read to inspire change.
Through her whimsical illustrations, Emily encourages readers to move beyond despair and embrace a more proactive and hopeful approach to life.
She offers insights into how we can all make a difference, no matter how small, and provides actionable steps to create positive change in our own lives and communities.
It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to be part of the solution and make a positive impact in the world.