Last updated: 11 Sept 2021
Dear book lovers!
Below is an ever growing list of things I’m reading, listening to, and watching with a very general theme of positive climate action. And further below is a growing of books that have been recommended to me by my Seasonal Letter readers.
Yours in good reads,
Big Picture Thinking
BOOK / From What Is, To What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want. By Rob Hopkins
BOOK / Hope in the Dark, by Rebecca Solnit
PODCAST / The Food Podcast by Lindsay Cameron Wilson.
BOOK / One. Pot, Pan Planet: A greener way to cook for you, your family and the planet. By Anna Jones.
DOCO / 2040 directed by Damon Gameau.
DOCO / Climate Change: The Facts. Sir David Attenborough
BOOK / A Family Guide to Waste Free Living by Lauren and Oberon Carter.
PODCAST / For the Wild: An Anthology of the Anthropocene.
BOOK / Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World. By Rutger Bregman.
PODCAST / Myth, Morals and Money podcast
BOOK / Eat Wild Tasmania. By Rees Campbell.
BOOK / The Weed Forager’s Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia. By Adam Grubb & Annie Raser-Rowland
BOOK / Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers. By Alison Pouliot & Tom May
Human History + First Nations
BOOK / Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. By Robin Wall Kimmerer.
BOOK / Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe. An imperative read for all Australians.
BOOK / Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. By Yuval Noah Harari.
BOOK / Tasmanian Aborigines: A History Since 1803. By Lyndall Ryan.
Human Nature + Psychology + Wellness
BOOK / Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. By Brene Brown
BOOK / Darkness is Golden: A Guide to Personal Transformation and Facing Life’s Messiness. By Mary Hoang
BOOK / Do Walk: Navigate earth, mind and body. Step by step. By Libby DeLana
BOOK / Hope in the Dark. By Rebecca Solnit.
BOOK / Human Kind: A Hopeful History. By Rutger Bregman.
BOOK / Lost Connection: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions. By Johann Hari.
PODCAST / On Being Podcast with Krista Tippett
Making + Mending
BOOK / A Tree in the House: – Flowers for your home, special occasions and every day. By Annabelle Hickson.
BOOK / Mending Life: A Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Hearts. By Nina Montenegro & Sonya Montenegro.
NOVEL / The Overstory. By Richard Powers.
DOCO / Fantastic Fungi: The magic beneath us. Directed by Louie Schwartzberg.
Regenerative Systems + Gardening
BOOK / Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – A New Earth. By Charles Massy
BOOK / Futuresteading: Live like tomorrow matters. By Jade Miles.
PODCAST / Futuresteading Podcast. By Jade Miles & Catie Payne.
BOOK / The Good Life: How to Grow a Better World. By Hannah Moloney.
PODCAST / The Hungry Gardener Podcast by Fabian Capomolla.
BOOK / Milkwood: Real Skills for Down to Earth Living. By Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar.
MAGAZINE / PIP Permaculture Magazine. By Robyn Rosenfeldt.
PODCAST / PIP Permaculture Podcast. By Robyn Rosenfeldt.
BOOK / Retrosuburbia: The Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future. By David & Su Holmgren.
Simple + Frugal Living
BOOK / The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A guide to spending less while enjoying everything more. By Annie Raser-Rowland & Adam Grubb.
PODCAST / Slow Home Podcast. By Brooke and Ben McAlary.
BOOK / SLOW: Live Life Simply. By Brooke McAlary.
Seasonal Letter Readers’ Suggestions
BOOK / The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot. By Robert Macfarlane.
BOOK / Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture. By Shannon Hayes.
BOOK / Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition. By Charles Eisenstein.
BOOK / Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World. By Tyson Yunkaporta.
BOOK / Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy. By Matthew Evans.
BOOK / Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy. By David Fleming.
BOOK / This One Wild and Precious Life: A Hopeful Path Forward in a Fractured World. By Sarah Wilson.
BOOK / What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World. By Jon Young.