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E-books for a Sustainable Lifestyle

Want to Build a More Sustainable Lifestyle? Read these E-books


Want to start living a more sustainable lifestyle? You’re not alone. Over nine in 10 people across the globe feel the same way. However, making the necessary changes can be easier said than done. In particular, just under 50% of the world’s adults cite the lack of affordability as one of the key challenges to making a full transition. It can also be difficult to figure out how to fit more eco-friendly practices into your unique daily routine.

Ultimately, the best way to start living sustainably is to get inspiration from various sources, look at practices that seem doable, and start with those. The way you follow these steps can be made sustainable, too! 

One of the greenest ways to draw inspiration for your new lifestyle? Use e-books as your guide. They’re on our list of the best eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts for a reason: they don’t use any extra materials. Yet there’s more to them than just that. Read on to find out why e-books can be extremely useful for learning how to live more sustainably—and some of the best titles you can pick up. 

Why e-books?

E-books are an excellent resource for sustainable living for two main reasons: they’re eco-friendly and accessible. Their electronic nature alone means that no trees go into their production.

Since they’re seamlessly sent to your phone, tablet, computer, or e-reader, they also don’t emit any carbon via transportation, as regular books do when they need to be delivered. That already hints at how accessible they are. E-books are also cheaper than print books and can be read anywhere you are, whether you have an internet connection or not. 

These benefits are amplified even further if you get e-books with a subscription. You can access the thousands of titles in Everand’s e-book collection alone for the price of a single book. That includes everything from the latest published works to long-standing bestsellers about sustainable living, ranging from e-books like Bea Johnson’s Zero Waste Home to Green Living: Saving Water by Lisa Shea.

You can even get an e-book subscription at your local library, with many institutions offering unlimited access to countless works via digital catalogs like Hoopla. Since these platforms let multiple people buy or borrow what’s essentially the same copy of a single title, they make accessing e-books via subscription even more sustainable.

The Best E-books on Sustainable Living

Ready to discover effective yet achievable ways to start living more sustainably? Try these titles:

Is it Really Green? by Georgina Wilson-Powell

One of the biggest challenges that come with sustainable living is trying to figure out whether something is actually eco-friendly—or if it’s just been green-washed. When things get confusing, open Is it Really Green? to have all your questions answered. From deciding if you should stop using your dishwasher to learning whether paper over plastic bags is always the best option, this handy e-book will help you solve any eco-conundrum so you can truly help solve the climate crisis on an individual level. 

Minimal by Madeleine Olivia 

If there’s one fact about the climate crisis we can’t deny, it’s that consumerism is what makes our carbon footprints bigger. Time Magazine notes that household consumption alone comprises more than 60% of global emissions. That’s why one of the best ways to live more sustainably is to join the minimalist movement.

Of course, it can be unrealistic to transition to a fully minimalist lifestyle overnight, which is why you’ll want to start slow. The tips in Minimal can help by offering practical advice that will actually work, like decluttering your home at regular intervals depending on your schedule, cooking meals that only use in-season ingredients to reduce food waste, and packing light for your travels—as the carbon emitted by planes increases the heavier its cargo is. 

The Conscious Closet by Elizabeth L. Kline

Fashion’s environmental impact can’t be overlooked, either. Fast fashion brands like H&M and Shein design clothes that look good, but break down easily and quickly end up in landfills. That’s not to mention that clothing production often involves the use of plastic and fossil fuels.

If you want to avoid that and live more sustainably while wearing more eco-friendly clothes, the fashion-forward e-book is a must-have. Here, Elizabeth Kline helps you make conscious clothes shopping second nature by helping you determine your fashion personality type, whether it’s minimalist, style-seeker, or traditionalist. She’ll then lay out some tailored (pun intended!) tips on how to buy pieces that were made responsibly—and how to maintain them so they stay in your wardrobe for longer.  



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