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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Five Inspiring Sustainability Reads

Source: Best Of Mother Earth
During these long dark winter days, why not feed your brain with some sustainable and inspiring reading?  Or pick up any of these suggestions for a gift for a loved one?

 1. Let My People Go Surfing, The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Yvon Chouinard - Yvon, the founder and owner of Patagonia, gives an astonishing and authentic view on how to run a sustainable business.  One of Kathryn’s main sources of inspiration behind setting up Sustainability Consult.

2.  The Secret Life of Stuff, A Manual for a New Material World, Julie Hill - Uncovers the origins and true cost of ‘stuff’ and presents a step towards overcoming waste.

3.  Cradle to Cradle, Remaking the Way We Make Things, Michael Braungart and William McDonough - A challenge to the conventional 'cradle to grave' industrial model, fighting waste production and showing the way to a new era of highly-effective manufacturing.

4.  What Would the Buddha Recycle? The Zen of Green Living, Rosemary Roberts - A fabulous view on what Buddha’s ‘green’ advice would be in this era of heavy consumption.

5.  The Thank You Economy, Gary Vaynerchuk - More than a business strategy book, it gives the voice and power of opinion back to the consumer.  Combining passion and business, this is a read you cannot miss!  A must for social media fans.

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