Check out the ones mentioned below or the lists I’ve added to Bookshop

Alternatively you might be able to borrow from friends and family, your local library (or even myself if I have it and nearby), try second-hand or charity shop or support your local independent bookstore directly or through alternative online platforms such as Hive where you can choose a local bookshop to donate a % of the sale to. Let’s spread the book love!

Overview of Sustainability, Design

  • Design Revolutions
  • Design Justice
  • Product Design in the Sustainable Era
  • Emotional Durable Design – Johnathan Chapman

System Thinking, Human Development and Economics


  • Wayfinder – Wade Davis
  • Affluenza – Oliver James
  • Collapse – Jared Diamond

Practical Sustainable Design resources

  • 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
  • Universal Methods of DesignBruce Hannington, Bella Martin

Everyday Sustainable Actions and Guidance

  • The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide, Everything you need to know to make small changes that make a difference – Jen Gale
  • How to Save the World for Free – Natalie Fee
  • Change the world 9 to 5 – We are what we do

Psychology, Behaviour Change, Values

  • Common CauseWWF & PIRC
  • Humankind – Rutger Bregman
  • Predictably Irrational – The hidden forces which shape our decision – Dan Ariely 
  • The Tipping point – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
  • How to have a beautiful mindEdward de Bono
  • The Art of TravelAlain De Botton

Sustainable Business/ CSR/ Strategy

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

Alternative and uplifting magazines and news to subscribe to

  • Positive News
  • Permaculture Magazine
  • The Correspondent
  • The Conversation
  • Just Breathe
  • The Little Things

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