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Books have a magical ability to foster our interests and inspire us at the same time.

And books on sustainability have even more magic because they can spark long-lasting and impactful change.

More and more people are interested in sustainable lifestyles because we’re seeing our choices and decisions can make a difference.

Sustainability is different for everyone – it could mean veganism, sustainable farming, making simple eco-friendly swaps at home, switching to second-hand fashion, and so on.

With no definite blueprint to becoming sustainable, it’s up to us to figure out which lifestyle changes are the most realistic for our everyday lives. Because when we have unrealistic goals that don’t fit well with our daily routines, we can fail and lose the passion for the original cause.

Here are a few books on sustainability to guide you on your journey.

9 Books about Sustainability that will Inspire You

Grow Food For Free: The Sustainable, Zero-Cost, Low-Effort Way to a Bountiful Harvest


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Be careful! Because this book might change your life and inspire you to care for nature on a spiritual level you’ve never experienced before.

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

This book is overflowing with simple and practical tips for creating a sustainable and zero waste home. A great resource for beginners and resource for more advanced students.

Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home

This book offers countless tips and suggestions for living a more healthful and eco friendly lifestyle. The recipes, solutions and techniques will quickly become your favorites.

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Get ready for an eye opening account of technology’s impact on the environment, and the logical solutions that would benefit us all. Can’t recommend this book enough.

Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals 

Want to reduce food waste? Then read this book! The author offers many creative and unique recipes to use up scraps in your kitchen. You’ll look at food a completely different way after reading this.

Low Tox Life: A handbook for a healthy you and happy planet

Here’s your beginner’s guide to learning how to live a healthier and less toxic everyday life. The author gives plenty of easy to implement swaps and strategies that will guide you on your journey.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

This book is a must read for all – vegan, vegetarian and meat eaters. The author goes through our food system with a fine toothed comb and raises many questions about our food infrastructure that will make you think. Highly recommended.

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

An inspiring and easily digestible book with ideas on how we can move sustainable farming forward.

9 Books about Sustainability that will Inspire You