Happy Earth Day! We’ve rounded up our top picks of books that focus on supporting environmental protection and celebrating our earth. From gardening guides and sustainable travel recommendations to how to give up fast fashion for good, we’ve got it covered. See for yourself!
The Flightless Traveller by Emma Gregg
Discover how to explore our beautiful world sustainably and responsibly with this trailblazing guide to flight-free travel. The Flightless Traveller presents 50 inspirational, life-affirming trip ideas for those who would like to fly less, or not at all. They include eco-friendly city breaks and coastal retreats, bike rides and sailing voyages, short jaunts on vintage railways and incredible intercontinental journeys.
How To Break Up With Fast Fashion by Lauren Bravo
You probably know the statistics: global clothing production has roughly doubled in just 15 years, and every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing ends up in UK landfill. How To Break Up With Fast Fashion will help you to change your mindset, fall back in love with your wardrobe and embrace more sustainable ways of shopping – from the clothes swap to the charity shop. Full of refreshing honesty and realistic advice, Lauren will inspire you to repair, recycle and give your unloved items a new lease of life without sacrificing your style.
The Secret World of Weather by Tristan Gooley
The weather changes as we walk around a tree or turn down a street. There is a secret world of weather – one that we all live in, but very few see.
Each day we pass dozens of small weather signs that reveal what the weather is doing all around us – and what is about to happen. The clues are easy to spot when you know how, but remain invisible to most people.
In The Secret World of Weather you’ll discover the simple rules that explain the weather signs. And you’ll learn rare skills that enhance every minute you spend outdoors, whether you are in a town, on a beach or in a wilder spot.
As the author of the international bestsellers THE WALKER’S GUIDE and HOW TO READ WATER, Tristan Gooley knows how to de-code the phenomena and signs to look for. As he says, ‘I want you to get to know these signs as I have, as characters. By studying their habits and behaviours, the signs come to life and the meaning reveals itself. From this flows an ability to read what is happening and what is about to happen’.
This is the ultimate guide to exploring an undiscovered world, one that hides in front of our eyes.
Rewild Your Garden by Frances Tophill
A SUNDAY TIMES GARDENING BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020. This is a beautifully illustrated, practical book for any gardener who cares about protecting wildlife and gardening for a sustainable future. Horticulturalist and Gardener’s World presenter Frances Tophill shows you how to plan and maintain a beautiful garden that will attract bees and birds as well as a throng of unsung garden heroes. Whether you have a small balcony or a large open space, discover the joys of welcoming natural ecosystems back into your garden – along with a host of new visitors.
How to Be Vegan in 28 Days is part-cookbook, part-veggie-guide book that will help you achieve a vegan lifestyle, and get into the best shape of your life. Enjoy 40 simple and practical recipes for healthy, wholesome vegan food, as well as uncovering the vegan secret weapons – dressing, dips, purées and vinaigrettes – that lift every meal to another level. This book contains the perfect number of recipes to get you through your meatless month, making it easy to navigate and to find new everyday favourites.
Deliciously Ella Quick & Easy by Ella Mills
100 all-new quick and easy plant-based recipes by bestselling author Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella.
Ella’s new collection shows us that vegan cooking doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. It’s easy to embrace a plant-based lifestyle with her fuss-free, simple recipes that cater for our busy lives. Divided into 7 sections, the new book offers – for the first time – recipes with an approximate cooking time, showing you how to make simple meals that will satisfy your taste buds and inspire you every day.
Section 1 features delicious breakfasts – from quick pancakes to fruity smoothies and easy toast-toppers. Section 2, Lunches, Dips & Dressings, offers an array of healthy plant-based options. The next two Sections comprise 10-Minute- and 20-Minute Meals, where Ella will prove that plant-based eating doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Choose from quick pasta dishes, simple noodles, hearty veg-laden bowls and Asian-inspired plates. Section 5 is Big Batch Cooking, to help you get ahead and plan your week. The Sweet section includes lots of portable bars, flapjacks and slices to satisfy your sweet tooth. The last section, Weekend, features recipes that require a bit time to make, but will impress and delight your friends and family!
The ethos of Deliciously Ella is to share abundant recipes that put vegetables at the heart of our plates, that taste good and are easy to make. Alongside this, Ella is keen to embrace all aspects of wellbeing, prioritising self-care. In the book she will share the important insights learned from her chart-topping podcast, bringing a wider holistic dimension and personal angle to this gorgeous, inspiring, healthy cookbook.
‘She has become the biggest thing in healthy eating’ – The Times