Eco Books

Whether you’re looking for in-depth knowledge on some aspect of eco-friendly living or just general ideas and information, you’ll find it below in some of the leading green lifestyle books and magazines. There are practical and informative books and magazines on how to live more sustainably and save money, how to make your home more eco-friendly, building and buying an eco-home through to organic gardening, fair trade clothing, energy efficiency and a wide range of related topics.

Did you know? According to the Literacy Trust, the average adult in the UK reads six books per year and reads between 4-6 hours per week.

“Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure.” – John McConnell, founder of International Earth Day


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The Lilypad List: 7 steps to the simple life (Findhorn Press, 2004), ISBN: 978-1844090372

“A book of profound insights, at once inspiring and practical. It shows an elegant way out of the consumerist lifestyle of the modern world” – Satish Kumar, editor, Resurgence Magazine

To read more about this simple and elegant guidebook to simple, green living, go to




Downshifting Made Easy: How to plan for your planet-friendly future (Earth Books, 2011) ISBN: 978-1846948862 (also available as an ebook)

“An inspiring and readable book that not only offers a practical framework but also gives valuable insights into the process step by step” ~ Maddy Harland, Editor, Permaculture Magazine

To read more about this handy guide to downshifting, go to




Resurgence is the leading international forum for ecological and spiritual thinking, where you can explore the ideas of the great writers and thinkers of our time, both in print and on-line. Groundbreaking magazine now celebrating 40 years at the heart of earth, art and spirit.



Green Building Magazine

Green Building Magazine This magazine discusses the technical aspects of the best systems and techniques to achieve real green and energy efficient buildings. Designed to help create green, healthy and sustainable buildings.



Green Car Design


Green Car Design Created to bring innovative design ideas and eco initiatives in transportation to the forefront of the news and create a vehicle for discussion Green Car Design has proven to be popular with a broad spectrum of readers from around the globe. GCD takes an in-depth and intelligent look at the latest developments in transportation design with a focus on ecology and sustainability. Their content is independent and dedicated and their galleries come to you from their own lenses!


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