Going Green Simon Gear
If you haven’t yet acquired a copy of this book, do so now. Simon Gear offers 365 ideas for not only a healthier planet but also healthier, more balanced lives. From the extremely easy (covering pots when cooking or reading to your kids) to the more involved but no less interesting (getting a degree or making your own cheese), he offers sound, practical advice in an easy to read format.
Australian Gardens for a Changing Climate Jenna Burns
Although more a coffee table book than a ‘how to’ guide, this book will definitely provide inspiration and ideas that are easily adaptable to South Africa. The book is divided into five broad categories – the city; rural; coastal; desert and country – within which individual properties are highlighted. Interspersed throughout is information on everything from mulch to microclimates and windbreaks to water.
Beautifully illustrated in full colour with photographs by Simon Griffiths.
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Michael Braungart and William McDonough
Most of us recycle, and do our bit for the environment – but what about industry, where the real damage is being done? The industrial approach has always been a ‘cradle to grave’ manufacturing model – which creates huge amounts of waste and pollution. This book challenges the model and instead looks to nature to find a production system which mimics nature’s model, to our commercial and environmental advantage – a system in which waste equals food. First published in 2002, this updated edition is a bold and important manifesto for a new vision of industry.