These are a few books that I’ve read and dipped into over the years (many of which you’ll find on my bookshelf, so if you’re near by more then welcome to borrow 🙂 ):

Overview of Sustainability and Design

  • The Designers Atlas of Sustainability
  • Design Revolutions
  • Product Design in the Sustainable Era
  • Cradle to Cradle
  • Emotional Durable Design – Johnathan Chapman

Practical Sustainable Design resources

  • The EcoDesign Handbook
  • Materials and the Environment
  • The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to LCA – An orientation of Life Cycle Assessment methodology and application – Henrike Baumann & Ann-Marie Tillman
  • Change the world 9 to 5 – We are what we do

Psychology, Behaviour Change, Values

  • Universal Methods of Design – 
  • Common Cause – 
  • Predictably Irrational – The hidden forces which shape our decision – Dan Ariely 
  • Thoughtless Acts – 
  • The Tipping point – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Blink- Malcolm Gladwell
  • Affluenza
  • Collapse
  • How to have a beautiful mindEdward de Bono
  • The Art of TravelAlain De Botton

General Upcycle/ recycled Design, Art, Photography

  • Remake it Home
  • Things come apart

Sustainable Business/ CSR/ Strategy

  • The Necessary Revolution
  • The Responsibility Revolution
  • The Sustainable MBA
  • The Viking Manifesto – The Scandinavian Approach to Business and Blasphemy – Steve Strid & Claes Andreasson

Engineering & Design basics/ essentials

  • Engineering Materials 1 – An introduction to their properties & applications (2nd edition) – Michael F Ashby & Darbid RH Jones
  • Presentation Techniques – A guide to drawing and design ideas – Dick Powell

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