Looking after the future: New sustainability books

Sustainability is about creating practices that are long lasting, that are not only beneficial to the environment but also to all in our society. We can power our economy, infrastructure and wider community through sustainability. Within these selected new books, we can learn about structural changes and small actions we can take to build a better tomorrow.

Design for a better world : meaningful, sustainable, humanity centered / Norman, Donald A
“How human behavior brought our world to the brink, and how human behavior can save us. Design for a Better World presents an eye-opening diagnosis of where we’ve gone wrong and a clear prescription for making things better. His experience as both a scientist and business executive gives him the perspective to show how to make these changes while maintaining a thriving economy.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The connected species : how the evolution of the human brain can save the world / Williams, Mark A.
“This book argues that by understanding human connection, we can work together toward a less divided, more sustainable, future.” (Catalogue)

How infrastructure works : inside the systems that shape our world / Chachra, Deb
“Infrastructure is a marvel, meeting our basic needs and enabling lives of astounding ease and productivity that would have been unimaginable just a century ago. Chachra maps out a path for transforming and rebuilding our shared infrastructure to be not just functional but also equitable, resilient, and sustainable. We need to learn how to see them–and fix them, together–before it’s too late.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The future of clothing : will we wear suits on Mars / Achermann, Simone
“Introduces the driving forces behind rapid changes in the fashion industry, including automation, sustainability, wearable technology and blurring gender roles.” (Catalogue)

How economics can save the world : simple ideas to solve our biggest problems / Angner, Erik | audiobook available | ebook available
“With a healthy dose of optimism, and packed with stories of economics in everyday situations, Erik Angner demonstrates the methods he and his fellow economists use to help improve the lives of people and the society in which they live. He shows us that economics can be a powerful force for good, awakening the possibility of a happier, more just and more sustainable world.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Edible : 70 sustainable plants that are changing how we eat / Hobbs, Kevin
“An illustrated celebration of sustainable and often little-known edible plants from around the world that are revolutionizing how we grow, eat, and appreciate food.” (Catalogue)

Life on Fodder Farm : a journey to self-sufficiency / Stewart, Rebecca
“Life on Fodder Farm is the Stewart family’s journey through a year living with the land. Each season brings changes to their lives, a fresh focus of what needs to be done on their small off-grid homestead. The remote rugged landscape connects them to nature and leads them down the natural farming pathway. But they also find the natural lifestyle means that food, homecare and body care all become elements they can produce at home.” (Catalogue)

The inclusive organization : real solutions, impactful change, and meaningful diversity / Jenkins, Netta
“Through a powerful formula of policies and practices that motivate employees to be more socially and self-aware, The Inclusive Organization provides a revolutionary yet practical resource for individuals at any stage of their career.  The Inclusive Organization is a must-read for any workplace committed to real and lasting change.” (Adapted from Catalogue)