Best books to celebrate World Environment Day

In 1972, June 5 was named World Environment Day by the UN General Assembly, and 50 years on, it’s still celebrated worldwide. This year, the World Environment Day global campaign theme is ‘Only One Earth’, highlighting the need for sustainability on a personal and societal level.

So in absolutely no order, here is a selection of books which either deal directly with the natural world and the environment, or are works in which understanding the Earth is a fundamental aspect.

📚 Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

📚 The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells

📚 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

📚 Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

📚 The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

📚 The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

📚 Wilding by Isabella Tree

📚 This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

Catch episode 50 on how we can be better informed and help out our climate with 1,001 Voices on Water author Devi Lockwood.

Or check out episode 40 on sustainability with My Happy Place author Rachel Fowler.

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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