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The Books the World Needs YOU to Read Right Now

I'm definitely a sooner rather than later type of person when it comes to planning. If I'm ever unprepared, it will truly hurt my heart. Keeping up with the everchanging, fast-paced path life leads us along is at time challenging, while at other times we seem to simply glide along, easy breezy. A while ago, my family attended a Disaster Preparedness information session. We were given military-to-civilian emergency preparations that culminated with my two pages of handwritten notes and a "To-Go" or "Bug Out" bag filled with essential supplies for our family to utilize, in case of an emergency. One of my most relevant takeaways from my preparedness training has been the extreme importance of essential knowledge, our greatest empowerment tool. While there are various learning styles, personally, reading an influential source of information. Addressing our growing concerns about the environmental state of the world, we are opening our minds to a vast stream of preparatory details about conservation, preservation, and sustainability. Knowledge stands as our most essential tools to save our planet, followed by action. Let's all take our individual actions to make a collective difference. Take a look at a few of the books the world needs you to read right now.

Thank you to Tessa Wardley and Megean Weldon and their promotional teams for the courtesy of providing gratuitous advanced reader copies for editorial content purposes. This content may contain affiliate links. 

The Books the World Needs YOU to Read Right Now

Bravely addressing personal feelings many of us can relate to, Tessa Wardley's The Eco Hero Handbook: Simple Solutions to Tackle Eco-Anxiety is an insightful resource filled with ways we can take positive actions today toward lessening the threat of a global environmental crisis tomorrow. Working from informed decisions, I'm impressed with the manner in which The Eco Hero Handbook educates and empowers each one of us to become an integral parts of environmental solutions,
 based upon fun and factual information packed into a brilliant, little guide.

"As we face a global environmental crisis, The Eco Hero Handbook addresses all your eco-anxieties and dilemmas to empower you to become part of the solution.

Looking behind the slogans and exploring the myths, this handy guide offers a clear and balanced exploration of the major eco-debates, enabling you to make decisions based on facts. Featuring practical steps for positive action in all areas of your life, find solutions to all your environment-related challenges, including-

- How can I keep my house clean but low impact?
- How can I reduce my overall energy use in the home?
- How can I protect my plants without using chemicals?
- Which transport choices will help cut carbon emissions?
- Is it okay to eat any meat?

Organized by area of life (home, out and about, work, food and activism), each issue is paired with a practical solution and the evidence to back it up. From recycling to eating sustainably, ethical fashion to being an eco-conscious tourist, this book is the essential guide to the little changes that will make a big difference."

Offering insight on almost everything we can do to reduce our disposable waste products by embracing "a simpler, cleaner, and less stressful lifestyle," Megean Weldon shares a wealth of knowledge in An Almost Zero Waste Life: Learning How to Embrace Less to Live More. Decorated with highlights and notes, my copy of the book will always be close at hand to reference as one of my most valued sustainability resources.

"Author Megean Weldon, aka The Zero Waste Nerd, gently guides you on an attainable, inspirational, mindful, and completely realistic journey to a sustainable living lifestyle.

Find tips, strategies, recipes, and DIY projects for reducing waste in this approachable, beautifully designed and illustrated guide.

What is zero waste living? Although the practice has been around for generations out of necessity, it is making a comeback as concerns grow about the fate of our environment. To put it simply: it is attempting to send no waste to landfills. Although you may have read or heard about “zero waste,” “sustainable,” or “green” living, the concept can sometimes seem too complicated, the author’s tone a bit self-righteous, or riddled with advice geared for people with 5 acres of land in the country with dreams of raising livestock and homesteading. This is not that book.

Can a “regular” person do this? Absolutely! Zero waste isn’t necessarily about zero, but more about changing or altering the way we see the world around us, how we consume, and how we think about waste. It’s about making better choices when we can, and working to reduce our overall impact by reducing the amount of packaging and single-use plastics we bring into our life.

Focusing on the positive, An Almost Zero Waste Life presents simple ways to reduce waste in every aspect of your life:

-Cleaning: Recipes for natural cleaners and how to ditch paper towels for good.
-Meal plans: Weekly menus and recipes for zero waste meals that use bulk pantry staples.
-Shopping: How to shop zero waste at big chain stores and ways to reduce food packaging.
-Bathroom: Sustainable beauty routine.
-Recycling: Ingenious ways to repurpose old clothing and how to recycle small metals, like razor blades.
-Compost: The basics of composting.
And much more!

An Almost Zero Waste Life will change the way you see the world around you, how you consume, and how you think about waste for a healthier planet and happier you."

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