“The church-bells ring, the children sing:
‘What is this strange and beautiful thing?’
It’s the sunrise.”

Sunrise by The Divine Comedy

This section’s for the bookish and crafty, the practical and philosophical.

We’re listing all our favourite titles that have inspired us, informed us, and motivated us to take action. From roll-your-sleeves-up, get stuck in sustainability, to big ideas, visions for the future and literature to immerse yourself in. Listen to them while you’re having a walk…

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We’d love to hear from you with a review of your favourite climate-focused books. Anything you think would help or inspire others to take action or make their own lives more planet-friendly, carbon-neutral or sustainable.

No Image Available Climate change and how...
(Recommendation from Stanley, Age 8) It's a book about climate change and how we will fix it with loads of...
Childrens Alice Harman Loan
No Image Available Feral
Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life (Paperback) Feral is the lyrical and gripping story of George Monbiot's efforts to re-engage...
George Monbiot Loan
No Image Available Food For Free
An oldie but a goodie. Foraging turns a walk into a treasure hunt, especially with young children, but it also...
Reference Richard Mabey Loan
No Image Available How to Avoid a...
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates shares his own observations and presents a range of practical, inspirational ways to progress towards a...
Reference, Report Bill Gates Loan
No Image Available How to Save the...
A big question for many of us is how to share the Awesomeness of Nature? Try this book. There's the...
Childrens, Fiction Emma Shevah
No Image Available Keeping Rivers Cool
‘keeping rivers cool’ is a guide to planting riparian trees in order to provide shade and cooling for freshwater ecology,...
Report Rachel Lenane
No Image Available No One Is Too...
A collection of the spine-tingling speeches Great Thunberg made to a world audience. Speeches that struck the very core of...
Greta Thunberg Loan
No Image Available On Fire: The Burning...
This book has been recommended by one of our community, but not yet reviewed. Please write in and tell us...
Naomi Klein Loan
No Image Available Rebirding
Praised as 'visionary' by conservationists and landowners alike, Rebirding sets out a compelling manifesto for restoring Britain's wildlife, rewilding its species and...
Reference Benedict MacDonald Loan
No Image Available Secrets of the Soil
One of the most fascinating books I've ever read. All the alternative ways of looking after soil, covering Steiner (same...
Reference Peter Tompkins & Christopher Bird
No Image Available Sustainable Energy – without...
A breath of fresh (cool) air, this book aims to supply straight-up evidence-based facts and data about energy. This book...
Reference, Report David JC MacKay
No Image Available The Economics of Biodiversity:...
The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review, presents the first comprehensive economic framework of its kind for biodiversity. And the most...
Report Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta
No Image Available The Meat Free Monday...
Delicious, unfussy, seasonal recipes covering all three meals of the day. There are plenty of great options for families but...
Recipe Annie Rigg, Tara Fisher, Meat Free Monday Loan
No Image Available The Overstory
This is a novel that will fundamentally alter the way you look at trees – a few weeks after reading...
Fiction Richard Powers Loan
No Image Available The Soil Will Save...
Covers a lot about climate change and is a fantastic introduction to soil maintenance and management. Thought-provoking and inspiring but...
Reference Kristin Ohlson
No Image Available The UK Forestry Standard
The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) is the reference standard for sustainable forest management across the UK, and applies to all...
Reference
No Image Available The uninhabitable earth :...
This book has been recommended by one of our community, but not yet reviewed. Please write in and tell us...
David Wallace-Wells Loan
No Image Available Wilding
In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the 'Knepp experiment', a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to...
Memoir Isabella Tree Loan