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July 18, 2022 2 min read

Plastic-free July reading list for environmentalists (adults)

Plastic Free July is a widespread social movement that encourages us to be more conscious of our plastic consumption, and to actively reduce single-use plastics in our day to day lifestyle.

If you are looking for some books to kickstart your Plastic-Free July journey, look no further! We’ve curated a great selection of books by women about living an environmentally responsible life. And because it’s never too early to start learning about how to be a good ancestor, we also have lists for kids and teens. See our Plastic-free July reading list for environmentalists (kids and teens) blog here.

8 Books by women about sustainable living and the future of our planet

Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life
Jen Chillingsworth
A practical guide that tackles all areas of life, featuring 52 green changes you can make to transform your home and lifestyle over the course of one year. 

All we can save: truth, courage, and solutions for the climate crisis
Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
All We Can Save is a bestselling anthology of writings by 60 women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.

Visionary women: how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world 
Andrea Barnet
The story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today:Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat.

Plastic: A toxic love story
Susan Freinkel
Freinkel tells her story through eight familiar plastic objects: a comb, a chair, a Frisbee, an IV bag, a disposable lighter, a grocery bag, a soda bottle, and a credit card. With a blend of lively anecdotes and analysis, she sifts through scientific studies and economic data to assess the real impact of plastic on our lives.

The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert
A Pulitzer-Prize-winning account of the Earth’s sixth mass extinction: the one that’s going on right now, by Elizabeth Kolbert, a regular contributor to The New Yorker. 

Every woman’s guide to saving the planet 
Natalie Isaacs
1 Million Women founder Natalie Isaacs shares her journey from climate bystander to international campaigner. Her message is simple: never underestimate the power you have to fight the climate crisis.

Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teaching of plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer
This contemporary classic by plant ecologist and fierce advocate for Traditional Ecological Knowledge Robin Wall Kimmerer blends poetic prose with environmental science. 

The Story of Stuff
Annie Leonard
Annie Leonard’s viral video The Story of Stuff has been viewed over 10 million times. In her sweeping, groundbreaking book of the same name, Leonard tracks the life of the Stuff we use every day: where it comes from, how it is produced, distributed, and consumed, and where it goes when we throw it out.

Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth