The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide – Jen Gale


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Everything You Need To Know To Make Small Changes That Make A Big Difference
Do you often feel overwhelmed with sustainable living? Do you want to make a change but unsure how or if you can really make a difference? This easy how-to guide covers every aspect of our lives from the stuff we buy and the food we eat, to how we travel, work, and celebrate. This book provides stacks of practical, down to earth ideas to slot into your daily life, alongside a gentle kick up the butt to put your newfound knowledge into action. Practical tips include unsubscribing from all the tempting emails that drop into your inbox with details of the newest clothing range or the latest sale, and keeping a mug next to your kettle to work out how much water you actually need to boil each time, as overfilling kettles costs British households GBP68 million on energy bills each year.

Find out how to fit “sustainable living” into your life, in a way that works for you. Change your impact without radically changing your life and figure out the small steps you can make that will add up to make a big difference (halo not included).

I loved this book – a non-judgemental, fun, inspiring approach to how we can do our bit for the planet, whilst acknowledging that we are all human! Full of practical tips and advice – this is a brilliant book for anyone with climate anxiety.Thomasina Miers OBE – Masterchef winner, writer, environmentalist, television presenter, cook and co-founder of the Wahaca chain of Mexican street food restaurants.”

BiographyJen Gale is an ordinary, knackered mum of two whose life changed when she dragged her family into a year of buying nothing new. Jen is the author of The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide and runs the hugely successful blog A Sustainable Life, plus hosts the Sustainable(ish) podcast. She is the proud founder of the Knackered Mums Eco Club and was the winner of Britain’s Greenest Family Award in 2020. Jen lives in Wiltshire with her family.

Green Tree
Trade Paperback
234 x 153mm
224 pp
line drawings throughout

Published in the UK on FFC Certifed Paper


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I’m Jen Gale and I am a really passionate believer in the power that we all have, to change the world. I don’t know about you, but for me, sometimes the world right now can feel like a pretty scary place. Climate change is well and truly here and the effects are being felt all around the globe. At the same time, it can feel like our politicians and leaders are making short-sighted decisions based on profit and popularity, rather than on what the planet and our future needs. As one person, one family, it can feel like we are powerless to change it. But we can. Each time we make a different, more conscious, more thoughtful choice, about what we buy, or what we don’t buy (choosing to re-use or repair instead) we are changing the world. Here at Sustainable(ish), you will find practical inspiration for small easy steps to get started living a more sustainable lifestyle, and to consume more consciously. Steps that we can all take, without having to shun the shops, and live off-grid in a yurt in the woods (not that there is anything wrong with living off-grid in a yurt in the woods if that is what floats your boat).

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