Once you start travelling the path towards walking lightly on the earth, you start to crave more knowledge and inspiration. Here's some recommended reading to feed your hunger.
• The Omnivores Dilemma, Food Rules and In Defense of Food are all incredible books by Michael Pollan. He is bracing, eloquent and incredibly clear about telling us what we should eat and why.
• Dan Barber’s The Third Plate explores the development of our food chain to our modern-day plate. Barber leads the path toward a sustainable future, with a focus on regenerative farming and eating smaller portions of meat.
• Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver, chronicles her family’s attempt to eat only locally grown food for an entire year. Her writing is charming, engaging and truthful, and she speaks words of wisdom about the importance of being connected to your food and where it comes from.
• National Geographic is a timeless publication that always helps to inspire passion for the natural world. Developing an appreciation for the world around us give impetus to the work of incorporating sustainable practices into our lives.
• Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, is a beautiful meditation on the wonder of nature and our place within it. It is a classic and a starting point for many environmentalists.
• Food Inc is a documentary that examines industrial farming in the US. It demonstrates that agribusiness produces unhealthy food that is harmful to the environment, the animals and the industry's employees.
• Living the Change is an awesome New Zealand-made documentary about sustainability, which tells stories of inspiring people pioneering change in their lives and communities.
• http://www.thegoodtrade.com/ is a great resource for sustainable beauty, fashion, travel and culture, helping to you to be a conscious consumer.
• Lauren Singer lives a zero waste lifestyle in the middle of New York. Her website http://trashisfortossers.com/ shares her tips and tricks for minimising your household waste.