Books to Save the Planet - A list by Greening Steyning

By The Steyning Bookshop

Books to Save the Planet - A list by Greening Steyning

By The Steyning Bookshop

A list of inspirational books curated by our local environmental campaign group, Greening Steyning, Bramber & Beeding. Whether you're looking at way to cut down on your plastic use, want to crunch the carbon data, or need some positive future thinking, there is plenty to provoke discussion and raise your hopes here. 

Greening Steyning is an active and passionate local group of volunteers committed to creating a sustainable, low-carbon future for Steyning, Bramber, Upper Beeding and the surrounding area. We work closely with our local council, businesses, voluntary groups, churches, schools, clubs and residents. Our aim is to get the whole community engaged in creating one of the greenest, healthiest and happiest communities in the UK. These are some of the books that have inspired us. If you’d like to find out more about us, please visit

Who Cares Wins: How to Protect the Planet You Love: A thousand ways to solve the climate crisis: from tech-utopia to indigenous

Lily Cole


A passionate accessible book that gives a positive approach to fashion, diet, technology, energy, travel, plastic and waste. It’s an inspiring read!

F**k Plastic: 101 ways to free yourself from plastic and save the world

The F Team

£6.99 £6.64

A simple book full of tricks and tips individuals can do in everyday life to cut down on single use plastics

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air

David JC MacKay


Classic light touch engineering analyses that all can understand: doesn't shy away from the hard facts.

How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything - 2020 new edition

Mike Berners-Lee

£11.99 £11.39

I like bananas, but do I need to change my diet (not to mention everything else covered by the book). A newly updated edition that crunches the carbon data in a light & accessible way, comparing the carbon usage of everything from Twitter to swimming pools, along the way!

Prosperity without Growth: Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow

UK) Jackson Tim (University of Surrey


A very persuasive argument against conventional economics! Radical and brilliant!

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Anna Rosling Ronnlund, Hans Rosling, et al.

£10.99 £10.44

A really enlightening read about global health, poverty, pandemics and climate change. The authors are regularly quoted on Radio 4's More or Less programme.

How to Live Plastic Free: a day in the life of a plastic detox

Luca Bonaccorsi and Marine Conservation Society

£10.99 £10.44

a day in the life of a plastic detox. By the marine conservation society. An easy to pick up, ‘dip in and out’ book, short helpful and practical ideas to educate about plastic in our lives and alternatives to it throughout our lives and houses.

Future Sacred: The Connected Creativity of Nature

Julie J. Morley

£16.99 £16.14

A book about human connection to the cosmos and the creativity and sacred intelligence of nature.

And another brilliant book which for some reason will not load here : We do things differently by Mark Stevenson, ISBN 9871781253014

Mark writes about people who are changing the world with ideas on system change eg food production, energy supply. Fascinating inspirational projects. A positive book about the negative world.

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