Best Books on Sustainability 2024

Looking for a way to make your 2024 reading list a bit greener? We’ve handpicked some of the most diverse, informative and downright coolest books on sustainability! From the power of design that mimics natural concepts to learning about the soil we walk on and the things we purchase on a daily base. These books will help you make your 2024 into a year of reading and sustainability.

"The future earth" cover by Eric Holthaus


“The Future Earth” – Eric Holthaus

Leading climate change advocate and weather-related journalist Eric Holthaus offers a radical vision of our future. Specifically, how to reverse the short-term and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades.



"Biomimicry. Innovation inspired by nature" by Janine Benyus


“Biomimicry. Innovation Inspired by Nature” – Janine Benyus

This book explores how scientists are adapting nature’s best ideas to solve the toughest problems of the 21st century.
Biomimics study nature’s most successful ideas over the past 3.5 million years and adapt them for human use. The results are revolutionizing how materials are invented and how we compute, heal ourselves, repair the environment, and feed the world.




Cover of the novel "Blue Skies" by T.C. Boyle

“Blue Skies: A Novel” – T.C. Boyle

An eco-thriller with teeth. Boyle’s Blue Skies is at once a tragicomic satire and a prescient novel that captures the absurdity and “inexpressible sadness at the heart of everything”. A satirical yet ultimately moving send-up of contemporary American life in the glare of climate change.



"For the love of soil. Strategies to regenerate our food production systems" by Nicole Masters


“For the Love of Soil” – Nicole Masters

Globally-recognized soil advocate and agroecologist Nicole Masters delivers the solution to rewind the clock on this increasingly critical soil crisis. This book is a roadmap to healthy soil, revitalized food systems in challenging times.





Cover of "Climate Changed" by Philippe Squarzoni

“Climate Changed. A Personal Journey Through the Science” – Philippe Squarzoni

A personal journey through the science: What are the causes and consequences of climate change? When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference? Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this up-to-date look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about.



Book cover of "The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard


“The Story of Stuff” – Annie Leonard

In The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health – And A Vision of Change Leonard connects the dots between the trash and “stuff” we accumulate and its direct impact on the global environment.





Cover of the book "Green Swans. The coming boom in regenerative capitalism" by John Elkington

“Green Swans. The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism” – John Elkington

Even leading capitalists admit that capitalism is broken. Green Swans is a manifesto for system change designed to serve people, planet, and prosperity. In his twentieth book, John Elkington – dubbed the “Godfather of Sustainability” – explores new forms of capitalism fit for the 21st century.




"The Upcycle. Beyond Sustainability - designing for abundance" by Michael Braungart


“The Upcycle” – William McDonough, Michael Braungart

A call to action for a new industrial revolution, one the emphasises reuse, regeneration and a sustainable planet. The book rethinks the way we design, manufacture and use products, creating a world that benefits both people and the environment.





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