The Future Is in Our Hands

Want to do more for our big blue planet but not sure how to go about it? Here are ten must-read books about climate change and how we can take better care of our world. Everyone can make a difference!

Fashionopolis

This book is an investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it. In Fashionopolis, Thomas sees renewal in a host of developments, including printing 3-D clothes, clean denim processing, smart manufacturing, hyperlocalism, fabric recycling—even lab-grown materials. From small-town makers and Silicon Valley whizzes to household names such as Stella McCartney, Levi's, and Rent the Runway, Thomas highlights the companies—big and small—that are leading the crusade.

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The Conscious Closet

The Conscious Closet is not just a style guide. It is a call to action to transform one of the most polluting industries on earth—fashion—into a force for good. Through this book, Elizabeth L. Cline shows us how we can start to truly love and understand our clothes again—without sacrificing the environment, our morals, or our style in the process.

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How to Be a Conscious Eater

Navigate the bewildering world of food with Sophie Egan, and start eating consciously. Conscious eating is not about diets, fads, or hard-and-fast rules. It’s about having straightforward, accurate information to make smart, thoughtful choices amid the chaos of conflicting news and marketing hype.
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We Are the Weather

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. We have, he reveals, turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic. Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat—and don’t eat—for breakfast.

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Zero Waste Home

In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares her story and lays out the system by which she and her family have reached and maintained their own Zero Waste goals—a lifestyle that has yielded bigger surprises than they ever dreamed possible. Stylish and completely relatable, Zero Waste Home is a practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers the tools and tips to improve their overall health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for their families—and the planet.

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The Uninhabitable Earth

In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await—food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action.

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No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

This book brings you Greta Thunberg in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.

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The Story of More

In The Story of More, bestselling author Hope Jahren presents an urgent missive on the defining issue of our time: climate change and how it is caused by our timeless pursuit of more. But despite this, she also shares how the same human ambition that got us in this dire situation can also be our salvation. This book is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.

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The Future We Choose

In The Future We Choose, authors Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. The book presents our options and tells us what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster. 

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