Best books to celebrate World Environment Day

Best books to celebrate World Environment Day

by Suswati Basu
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In 1972, June 5 was named World Environment Day by the UN General Assembly, and 50 years on, itโ€™s still celebrated worldwide. This year, the World Environment Day global campaign theme is โ€˜Only One Earthโ€™, 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.

๐Ÿ“š Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

๐Ÿ“š The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells

๐Ÿ“š No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

๐Ÿ“š Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

๐Ÿ“š The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

๐Ÿ“š The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

๐Ÿ“š Wilding by Isabella Tree

๐Ÿ“š 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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