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Beginner's Guides to Eco-Friendly Living - A selection of great introductory guides to everything from recycling to fair trade!

Related category: Environment & Animal Rights
Related booklists: Climate Change, Environmental Issues, Recycling and Waste, Green Training, Courses and Directories / Guides, Green Guides - Saving the Planet,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 24 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book How to be a Bad Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes
    How to be a Bad Birdwatcher - by Simon Barnes

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780720869 | ISBN 10: 1780720866

     Look out of the window. See a bird. Enjoy it. Congratulations. You are now a bad birdwatcher. Anyone who has ever gazed up at the sky or stared out of the window knows something about birds. In this funny, inspiring, eye-opening book, Simon Barnes p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Green Book of Health: 250 Tips for an Eco Lifestyle by Sarah Callard
    The Little Green Book of Health: 250 Tips for an Eco Lifestyle - by Sarah Callard

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847322265 | ISBN 10: 1847322263

    Covering every health topic from getting fit to remedying common ailments, The Little Green Book of Health offers 250 tips for maintaining good health in a totally natural and eco-friendly way.   With advice on how to protect your body from p ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries by Richard Reynolds
    On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries - by Richard Reynolds

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747592976 | ISBN 10: 0747592977

    When Richard Reynolds began planting flowers secretly at night outside his tower block in South London, he had no idea that he was part of a growing global movement committed to combating the forces of neglect, land shortage and apathy towards public ... more

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  • Cover image of book Climate Change: Simple Things You Can Do to Make a Difference by Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert
    Climate Change: Simple Things You Can Do to Make a Difference - by Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert

    £4.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781900322249 | ISBN 10: 1900322242

    Climate change is a challenge for us all. Temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising, and many people simply don't know what they can do in the face of such an immense problem.  But there are plenty of simple things you can do. For example ... more

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  • Cover image of book Precycle! by Paul Peacock
    Precycle! - by Paul Peacock

    £7.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904871385 | ISBN 10: 1904871380

    Paul Peacock takes you on a trip down the supermarket aisles and shows you how you can make what you find on the shelves for a fraction of the cost: from butter, baked beans and cheese, to curing your own bacon, brewing your own beer and concocting y ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Grow Organic Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs and Flowers by Christine and Michael Lavelle
    How to Grow Organic Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs and Flowers - by Christine and Michael Lavelle

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844764884 | ISBN 10: 1844764885

    This book is an indispensable guide using organic methods to create flourishing ornamental and wildlife gardens. There is also a vital section on kitchen gardening that reflects our growing interest in eating and producing fresh, healthy and chemical ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Green Book of Gardening: 250 Tips for an Eco Lifestyle by Diane Mills
    The Little Green Book of Gardening: 250 Tips for an Eco Lifestyle - by Diane Mills

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847320650 | ISBN 10: 1847320651

    Whether your gardening aspirations extend to flower beds and fruit trees or stop at lawn maintenance, The Little Green Book of Gardening shows you how to work with nature for a planet-friendly approach to gardening.   With 250 tips on org ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Go Carbon Neutral: A Practical Guide to Treading More Lightly Upon the Earth by Mark Brassington
    How to Go Carbon Neutral: A Practical Guide to Treading More Lightly Upon the Earth - by Mark Brassington

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781845282509 | ISBN 10: 1845282507

    This book gives you the nuts and bolts instructions for changing your lifestyle towards becoming more carbon neutral. It includes everything from the back yard compost bin to the electric car. From the humble low-energy bulb to a 50KW wind turbine, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fair Trade: A Beginners Guide by Jacqueline DeCarlo
    Fair Trade: A Beginners Guide - by Jacqueline DeCarlo

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781851685219 | ISBN 10: 1851685219

    What’s wrong with buying regular coffee? Does Fair Trade necessarily mean ethical trade? What impact can consumers have on global economics?  Fair Trade: A Beginner’s Guide reveals why Fair Trade means more than just bananas, coffee, and chocola ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Ethical Business: How to Plan, Start and Succeed in a Company with a Conscience by Paul Allen
    Your Ethical Business: How to Plan, Start and Succeed in a Company with a Conscience - by Paul Allen

    £10.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780955369506 | ISBN 10: 0955369509

    Your Ethical Business is a unique new 'how to' handbook covering everything you need to know about starting and succeeding in an ethical enterprise.   This practical guide covers everything from clarifying what your ethical principles are, to ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Can I Do? The A-Z Guide to Eco-Friendly Internet Sites, Ideas and Information in the UK by Lisa Harrow
    What Can I Do? The A-Z Guide to Eco-Friendly Internet Sites, Ideas and Information in the UK - by Lisa Harrow

    £5.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905811045 | ISBN 10: 1905811047

    Are you hoping to save the planet?  In this handy little Yellow Pages of ethical choices, Lisa Harrow provides an A-Z of the UK's best websites and resources for sustainable living, with hundreds of suggestions of ways in which you can help, inclu ... more

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  • Cover image of book 50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade by Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley
    50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade - by Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780745325842 | ISBN 10: 074532584x

    Fair trade is a growing global movement. A huge and widening range of fair trade goods are now available in the shops. Why is fair trade so important? This book provides 50 reasons why buying fair trade delivers a host of benefits to people and the p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Household Guide by Nicky Scott and Axel Scheffler
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Household Guide - by Nicky Scott and Axel Scheffler

    £4.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781903998939 | ISBN 10: 190399893x

    What do you do with your old mobile phone?  Where can you take your old medicines? Which foods are compostable? What happens to the stuff you recycle? This easy-to-use guide has the answers to all your recycling questions. Use its A-Z listing of ever ... more

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  • Cover image of book The No-Nonsense Guide to Animal Rights by Catharine Grant
    The No-Nonsense Guide to Animal Rights - by Catharine Grant

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456407 | ISBN 10: 1904456405

    You might think that the protection of animals' rights is a modern, Western concern. In fact, people all over the world and down the ages have cared what happens to animals, and not just the cute mammals. Today animals need protecting more than ever: ... more

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  • Cover image of book Be the Change You Want to See in the World: 365 Things You Can Do For Yourself and Your Planet by Julie Fisher-McGarry
    Be the Change You Want to See in the World: 365 Things You Can Do For Yourself and Your Planet - by Julie Fisher-McGarry

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781573242974 | ISBN 10: 1573242977

    Be the Change You Want to See in the World is a green living guide for all of us who choose to not merely consume but to carefully and consciously choose.  Dwelling well is easy, day by day, with this information-packed book with practical monthly ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book Funny Weather: Everything You Didn
    Funny Weather: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Climate Change But Probably Should Find Out - by Kate Evans

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780954930936 | ISBN 10: 0954930932

    A marvellous graphic novel explaining the science, causes and complexities of climate change, drawn by award winning comic book artist Kate Evans. "Brilliant- shocking and apt and beautifully drawn... Kate Evans has told the story of climate change ... more

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  • Cover image of book 365 Ways to Change the World by Michael Norton
    365 Ways to Change the World - by Michael Norton

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007242306 | ISBN 10: 0007242301

    This world could be a lot better, right? Something needs to be done by someone - anyone. Why not you? Here are 365 original, funny, controversial and effective ideas for making the world a fairer, freer, greener place - helping those who need it, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Change the World 9 to 5 by We Are What We Do
    Change the World 9 to 5 - by We Are What We Do

    £9.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904977483 | ISBN 10: 1904977480

    Change the World 9 to 5 picks up where the bestselling book Change the World for a Fiver left off; with fifty simple everyday actions which we can all do during our working day to change the world.  It’s a simple concept. Change the small things ... more

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  • Cover image of book Do the Right Things! A Practical Guide to Ethical Living by Pushpinder Khaneka
    Do the Right Things! A Practical Guide to Ethical Living - by Pushpinder Khaneka

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456384 | ISBN 10: 1904456383

    Your wallet can be a weapon in the battle to put people before profits. Use your spending power to support progressive companies and to bring unethical ones to book.  Do the Right Things! is packed with practical information about ethical shopping an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Allotment Gardening: An Organic Guide for Beginners by Susan Berger
    Allotment Gardening: An Organic Guide for Beginners - by Susan Berger

    £9.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781903998540 | ISBN 10: 1903998549

    Aimed at those who have not had an allotment before, Allotment Gardening is packed with advice: from choosing and planning your allotment through to harvesting and storing your produce.  Part One covers:  * Tools * Planning and clea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Create Ponds by Richard Jones
    Create Ponds - by Richard Jones

    £3.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904601319 | ISBN 10: 1904601316

    A pond serves as a visual focus for any garden whilst providing a cool oasis where you can get away from it all. In addition, a garden pond attracts and harbours a fascinating diversity of 'gardener-friendly' wildlife.  This book gives you clear ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grow Vegetables by Pauline Pears
    Grow Vegetables - by Pauline Pears

    £3.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904601050 | ISBN 10: 1904601057

    As concerns increase about food, more and more people are turning to growing at least some of their own vegetables. And there is nothing more satisfying or tasty than your own crop brought from the garden to the table in a matter of hours.  But ... more

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  • Cover image of book Food For Free (Collins Gem Edition) by Richard Mabey
    Food For Free (Collins Gem Edition) - by Richard Mabey

    £4.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780007183036 | ISBN 10: 0007183038

    Richard Mabey's masterpiece in a handy backpack size. A guide to over 100 edible plants, berries, mushrooms, seaweed and shellfish - all beautifully illustrated. Advice on when to gather, what to pick and how to cook it. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Be the Difference: A Beginner
    Be the Difference: A Beginner's Guide to Changing the World - by Danny Seo

    £15.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780865714328 | ISBN 10: 0865714320

    At the age of 12, Danny Seo gathered a handful of kids and founded Earth 2000 - an environmental group that blossomed into a 20,000 member force of tenacious teenage crusaders. Since then he has continued to work passionately for change.   In this ... more

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