Sustainability

This section combines gardening and architecture, and includes books on sustainable building and gardening, organic gardening, DIY building, and other environmentally conscious lifestyle choices.

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On Eating MeatCover Image, Plots and Prayers

Matthew Evans
Murdoch Books
ISBN: 9781760637699
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf?   Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now Tasmanian farmer and restaurateur, Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals.


2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

Cover Image, Little Boy

Damon Gameau
Pan Macmillan
ISBN 9781760554149
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 34.99
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2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration shows us how we can fulfil a magnificent vision of future sustainability into everyday life by engaging in activities such as cooking, shopping, gardening, sharing, working and teaching our kids. It shows us that climate change is a practical problem that can be tackled by each of us, and that we can make a genuine difference - if we know what to do. Brimming with practical wisdom and even 50 delicious recipes.


Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away LessCover Image, Waste Not

Erin Rhoades
Hardie Grant Books
ISBN 9781743795552
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 19.99
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The one book you need to reduce waste at home and in everyday life. We need to talk about waste. Shrink-wrapped vegies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away. Each year Australian households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home, including thousands of dollars worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain. But what to do about such a huge problem? Is it just the price we pay for the conveniences of modern life? What if it were possible to have it both ways - to live a modern life with less waste?


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