'an unpreachy guide [...] free of jargon and full of often surprising information.' The Times
Change starts at home. In the office. Change starts with you. Your family. Your friends. Change starts with everyday things.
One object at a time.
Sometimes it can feel overwhelming thinking about all that needs to be done to save our planet. This book is the antidote to that feeling. Easy to read and easy to do – here’s all the information and inspiration you need to make a difference, simply by making smart choices about everyday objects, tasks and habits.
Environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine guides you from room to room and occasion to occasion with environmentally friendly solutions, backed by science. From swapping bottled soap to bars, to replacing cling film with a simple plate, you will reduce your environmental footprint in an instant, while saving money.
This book busts persistent myths and will once and for all show that living sustainably can be both fun and convenient. Besides, it will not only have a positive impact on the environment, but your wellbeing too!
'Dr. Tara Shine is an enlightened big-picture thinker, and with this book she shows that she is equally and delightfully adept at bringing details into focus. This book is all about realising the power you have as an individual by informing yourself, asking questions and making smart choices. By getting becoming active and joining the conversation, you become empowered and you do something about the problem we face rather than feeling powerless in its presence.' Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
‘Tara’s book reminds us we all have the power to make changes in our lives. The only way to achieve systemic change is through the actions of many. We can all make that change and bring about climate justice.’ Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders, former President of Ireland, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change
'Dr Tara Shine is a much loved and admired member of the Homeward Bound team - both past participant and now faculty member in the visibility stream. She has many stories to share and is a connected and pragmatic activist. Her book should be handed round, downloaded, talked about and acted on.' Fabian Dattner, founder, Dattner Group & CEO, Homeward Bound
‘A beacon of hope and enlightenment in the midst of this challenging chapter in the history of the world.’ Darina Allen, Chef and co-founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School
Dr Tara Shine is an expert in the field of climate change and climate justice with a passion for communicating her science and her positive vision for the future. She has advised world leaders, governments, multilateral agencies and civil society organisations on climate change, environmental policy and development assistance. Formerly Special Advisor to the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice and Adviser to The Elders, Tara has recently been announced the incoming Chair of the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED). She knows the inside world of the international climate change negotiations as well as the role that business plays in shaping and delivering sustainable development.
Tara is Co-Founder and Director of the award winning social enterprise, Change by Degrees, which educates and inspires people at home, at work and in their community to live more sustainably.
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