Holiday reading to save the planet
Looking for something to read this holiday season? We have compiled a few outstanding recommendations from Solar Schools team members (hi Roberta!) and some keen readers in our school community.
Together We Can – Claire O’Rourke
Hear from motivated Australians making a difference. Praised by Craig Reucassel as the ‘book that will make you realise you are part of an extraordinary movement of people.’ If you weren’t already sold, the author is generously donating half of the royalties from Together We Can got to Groundswell, an Australian organisation that supports climate action.
365 Days Of Sustainability – Lisa Messenger
Committing to sustainability is noble but often challenging in day-to-day life. Lisa Messenger has you covered with tips and advice to keep you inspired and mindful every week of the year. This handy guide is broken up into monthly categories and covers everything from fashion, travel, Christmas and even self-care.
The Climate Book – Greta Thumberg
One of the world’s most vocal climate activists, Greta Thunberg has gathered stories from over a hundred experts and scientists around the world. Hear from geophysicists, oceanographers, meteorologists, engineers, economists, historians, philosophers and indigenous leaders among others, to empower readers with the knowledge we need to combat climate disaster.
How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference – Rebecca Huntley
Australian author and social researcher, Rebecca Huntley addresses the psychology around climate change and how to discuss these issues with the people around you. This is the perfect companion for those of us expecting to have frustrating climate conversations with family over the holidays.
How to Change Everything – Naomi Klein
Written specifically for younger readers, How To Change Everything aims to be the most authoritative and inspiring book on climate change for teenagers. Award winning journalist (and author of No Logo) Naomi Klein provides clear, age-appropriate information alongside ideas, tools and most importantly inspiration, to help change the future.
Practical Self Sufficiency – Dick Strawbridge and James Strawbridge
Something a little different, this gem is focused on leveling-up sustainability in the kitchen. James is a chef, sustainable living expert and television presenter and together with his Dad, has put together this practical guide to reducing your carbon footprint, growing your own fruit and vegetables, keeping chickens, community gardening, design advice for energy saving and much more.
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