Green Ideas: Penguin Classics launches its environmental book series

Penguin Classics has launched its Green Ideas collection, a series of 20 short books on the environment from authors including Greta Thunberg, Wangari Maathai and James Lovelock. The paperbacks, priced £4.99 each, show “the richness of environmental thought, and point the way to a fairer, saner, greener world”, according to Penguin Books. Among the books included are Greta Thunberg’s No One Is Too Small to Make … Continue reading Green Ideas: Penguin Classics launches its environmental book series

“The Day the World Stops Shopping” by J.B. Mackinnon [Review] — ecogreenlove

What would happen if everyone would start to buy less? Would it be the end of the world? This book is described by the author as a thought experiment that explores what would happen if we did not exactly stop shopping (you could say that the title is a bit of clickbait) but if we would shop significantly less – like 25% less. “The Day the … Continue reading “The Day the World Stops Shopping” by J.B. Mackinnon [Review] — ecogreenlove

Girl Warriors: New book tells the story of a “hopeful future” told through the eyes of climate activists under 25

Girl Warriors is a forthcoming book that tells the story of a “hopeful future” told through the eyes of 25 climate activists under 25 who are “showing up, speaking up and rising up”.  Authored by Rachel Sarah, Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth features interviews with 25 environmental activists teen who present a positive picture of the future of environmentalism. The girl warriors … Continue reading Girl Warriors: New book tells the story of a “hopeful future” told through the eyes of climate activists under 25

Book Review: Poppy Goes Wild by Nick Powell (author) and Becca Hall (illustrator)

Poppy Goes Wild tells the story of young Poppy who joins forces with her grandad to return his farmland back to its heyday when local flora and fauna thrived and flourished. Poppy’s visions for a nature-rich habitat filled with wildflower meadows, wetlands and wildlife including skylarks and hedgehogs are put in to immediate action while staying at her grandad’s farmhouse. The nature guardian in Poppy … Continue reading Book Review: Poppy Goes Wild by Nick Powell (author) and Becca Hall (illustrator)

Connectedness: New anthology of art, poetry and essays offers perspectives on our connection to nature

A new anthology, Connectedness – An Incomplete Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, is offering perspectives on what binds us together and how we can strengthen our connection to nature. The book – which features contributions from young climate activist Greta Thunberg and Icelandic singer Björk – is a frame of reference and an incomplete encyclopedia, which reflects “the broken, complex state of the world”. According to … Continue reading Connectedness: New anthology of art, poetry and essays offers perspectives on our connection to nature

Review: The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert by Dr D.G. Hessayon

If you don’t have a garden or a yard, you can still bring nature in to your home with houseplants. And what’s more houseplants too are great for the environment, helping to purify the air and reduce CO2. Whether you are new to houseplants or are wanting to take better care of your existing houseplants, The Indoor Plant & Flower Expert is a fantastic guide … Continue reading Review: The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert by Dr D.G. Hessayon

Review: The Complete Herbal Tutor by Anne McIntyre 

As with anything born of nature, there are a multitude of uses for such resources, and that is especially true of herbs. Herbs do wonderful things to our dishes, but their purpose stretches beyond everyday culinary use. Herbs have been used as medicine for centuries – treating illnesses, restoring health and maintaining wellbeing in the most natural way. The Complete Herbal Tutor: The Definitive Guide … Continue reading Review: The Complete Herbal Tutor by Anne McIntyre 

Women + Patterns + Plants: Helping women to reconnect to Mother Earth through colouring in

Artist and designer Sarina Mantle is helping women to reconnect to Mother Earth through a different medium – a self-care colouring book, Women + Patterns + Plants. With a strong resonance for indigenous cultures, plant life, shamanic healing and the divine feminine, Sarina Mantle has created a beautiful book that takes the colourist on a mindful and engaging journey that is empowering. Women + Patterns … Continue reading Women + Patterns + Plants: Helping women to reconnect to Mother Earth through colouring in

Review: Health in Theory and Practice – Circling the Square by Steve Kippax

Managing one’s health naturally in the best possible way requires a holistic approach, and if you have an affinity with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong and Herbology, Steve Kippax’s Health in Theory and Practice: Circling the Square is a great guide to have on hand. Covering nutrition, positive thinking, exercise such as Qi Gong, and TCM techniques including acupressure and acupuncture, Health in Theory and Practice: … Continue reading Review: Health in Theory and Practice – Circling the Square by Steve Kippax

7 sci-fi stories that imagine a better world — Grist

The latest news about climate change got you in an existential spiral? Did you just finish all 322 pages of David Wallace-Wells’ best-selling nightmare scenario The Uninhabitable Earth? Get out of the fetal position and read on! A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a story about how science fiction could help solve climate change.… via 7 sci-fi stories that imagine a better world — Grist Continue reading 7 sci-fi stories that imagine a better world — Grist