On the Retykle Radar:

Ambassador's Sustainability Book Recommendations


Sustainability is not a buzzword, it is a way of life.

Taking the first steps towards a more green and sustainable life can sometimes feel it is like it’s easier said than done. However, sustainability is relevant to many aspects of ones' lifestyle: food consumption, general waste, plastic usage, water usage are all a part of it and the benefits don't stop there. It is not difficult to see that there is a greater need now more than ever to protect what we have from further ruin for future generations.

Not knowing where to start as there is a myriad of books out there can be quite overwhelming. Luckily, we have some well-read Retykle Ambassadors who have given us some of their book recommendations that tackle a wide range of different aspects of sustainability. Some of these books are also a great way to get your tykes involved in creating and maintaining a sustainable way of life. They can help us to teach them to respect the Earth and take responsibility for their actions in fun and relatable ways.

  • A Forest By Mare Martin
  • How to Grow A Friend by Sara Gillingham
  • The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Núria Roca
  • 10 Things I Can Do To Help My World by Melanie Walsh 
  • Don’t Throw That Away by Lara Bergen
  • I Can Save The Earth by Alison Inches

You can keep that trash and reuse it in all kinds of wonderful ways!

Do you see that old jar?

Don’t throw that away!

You can turn it into...a new vase!" 

-Lara Bergen, Don’t Throw That Away

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers



The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba

What A Waste - Rubbish, Recycling & Protecting Our Planet by Jess French

So many things around you are reusable. Where other see garbage, I see opportunity." 

-William Kamkwamba, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

A World Without Us by Alan Weisman


What are some of your reading recommendations about sustainability and green living? Let us know in the comment section below. Happy reading!

Written by Madysn Hanley-Lin on Mar 26, 2020

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