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Kayu Book Club: Earth Month Reading List

This Earth Month cozy up to these sustainable reads for the latest tips on how to live a greener lifestyle and eye-opening facts that will spur you into action.

What We’re Reading

No One Is To Small To Make A Difference
by Greta Thunberg

We’ve all heard of Greta Thunberg, the Time’s 2019 Person of the Year and creator of the global movement inspiring school strikes for climate action. This book is a collection of her speeches throughout the years, from the United Nations to Capitol Hill, and is an urgent cry for us to fight climate change and save our earth.


Live Green
by Jen Chillingsworth

Live Green is the perfect guide for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the changes needed to combat climate change. Printed in a compact size on responsibly sourced paper, the book contains beautiful illustrations and a myriad of simple to implement tips. From eating green to slow fashion, Jen guides us through each change over the course of a year, espousing a life of simplicity and intention.



The Future We Choose 
by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

Written by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac–who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015– The Future We Choose is a cautionary but optimistic book that outlines two different scenarios for our planet. In the first we fail to meet the Paris Agreement climate targets, in the second we live in a carbon-neutral, regenerative world. How we confront this crisis will determine the fate of humanity.


Zero Waste Home
by Bea Johnson

Since 2008, Bea Johnson has reduced her family’s annual trash to a jar. In Zero Waste Home, Bea shares how to reduce your household waste using the refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, rot mantra. She’s been doing it for over a decade and her advice is totally doable. 



The Uninhabitable Earth
by David Wallace-Wells

Sometimes we just need to be scared into action. In The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells depicts a dystopian world in which climate change has caused food shortages, wars, economic devastation and mass flooding. It is a terrifying read but also an impassioned plea to do something before it’s too late. 


Sustainable Home
by Christine Liu

Cisco packaging designer turned sustainable lifestyle expert, Christine Liu shares her tips and tricks to live a low impact lifestyle. From making your own oat milk to upcycling old pieces of furniture, her debut book is chock full of practical projects and accompanied by gorgeous photography.