Sustainable and Low-Waste Lifestyle Book Recommendations

Sustainable and Low-Waste Lifestyle Book Recommendations

In a rut about what to read next? We’ve compiled a list of classic and exciting new books about sustainable practices, low-waste living and keeping things green. If you want to read these titles, we highly recommend checking out your local public library, an excellent resource for books, DVDs, Blu-rays, audio books and much more. Have a title that you would like to recommend? Leave a comment down below.

Braiding Sweetgrass

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and The Teachings of Plants

By Robin Wall Kimmerer

Can I Recycle This?

A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Written by Jennie Romer, illustrated by Christie Young


Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

By Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Healing Wise

By Susan S. Weed

Let It Rot!

The Gardener’s Guide to Composting

By Stu Campbell

The Locavore Way

Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food

By Amy Cotler

Midwest Foraging

115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach

By Lisa M. Rose

Stages of Rot

By Linnea Sterte

Wallet Activism

How to Use Every Dollar You Spend, Earn and Save As a Force for Change

By Tanja Hester

Wild Fermentation

The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods

By Sandor Ellix Katz

The Zero-Waste Chef

Plant-Forward Recipes and Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen and Planet

By Anne-Marie Bonneau

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Hanna Kohn

Hanna Kohn is the Operations & Communications Manager with Green Life Trading Co. where she educates individuals and small businesses on accessible and sustainable products and solutions. She holds a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a Sustain Dane Master Recycler. Hanna is always up for a chat about composting or the latest animal & nature emojis.