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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Rummage

Cover Image, Shoestring

Emily Cockayne
Profile Books
ISBN 9781781258514
Hardback 2020
Price $AU 34.99
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Cockayne extracts glittering gems from the rubbish pile of centuries past and introduces us to the visionaries, crooks and everyday do-gooders who have shaped the material world we live in today - like the fancy ladies of the First World War who turned dog hair into yarn, or the Victorian gentlemen selling pianofortes made from papier-mache, or the hapless public servants coaxing people into giving up their railings for the greater good. An original book for our introspective times.


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.


Practical Self SufficiencyCover Image, Waste Not

Dick and James Strawbridge
Dorling and Kindersley
ISBN 9780143796930
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 39.99
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This fully updated guide, now in a paperback edition, offers clear step-by-step information and a greater focus on the issues surrounding sustainable living for people in urbanised parts of Australia. You will find practical advice on reducing your carbon footprint; growing and using your own fruit and vegetables; keeping chickens and other animals; community gardening, design options for energy saving and retrofitting, and doing more with less.


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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