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Book cover for Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape

Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape by Laura Allen

Book cover for Practical Self Sufficiency: The Complete Guide to Sustainable Living

Practical Self Sufficiency: The Complete Guide to Sustainable Living by James Strawbridge and Dick Strawbridge

Book cover for Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More by Abigail Gehring

Book cover for This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World

This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World by Sarah Wilson

Book cover for Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure

Wasted: When Trash Become Treasure by Katie Treggiden

Book cover for Urban Homesteads: How to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

Urban Homesteads: How to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle by Rebecca Gross

Book cover for Low Tox Life: A handbook for a healthy you and happy planet

Low Tox Life: A handbook for a healthy you and happy planet by Alexx Stuart

Book cover for Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson

Book cover for 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

101 Ways to Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg

Book cover for Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home

Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home by Julia Watkins

Book cover for The Ultimate Prepper's Survival Guide

The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide by James Wesley Rawles

Book cover for Use it All: The Cornersmith guide to a more sustainable kitchen

Use it All: The Cornersmith Guide to a More Sustainable Kitchen  by Alex Elliott-Howery and Jaimee Edwards

Book cover for Practising Simplicity: Small steps and brave choices for a life less distracted

Practising Simplicity: Small Steps and Brave Choices for a Life Less Distracted by Jodi Wilson

Book cover for Life Unhurried: Slow and Sustainable Stays across Australia

Life Unhurried: Slow and Sustainable Stays across Australia by Celeste Mitchell, Krista Eppelstun and Katie Gannon

Book cover for Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan

Book cover for Futuresteading: Live like tomorrow matters - Practical skills, recipes and rituals for a simpler life

Futuresteading: Live like Tomorrow Matters: Practical Skills, Recipes and Rituals for a Simpler Life  by Jade Miles

Book cover for The Art Of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More

The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More by Annie Raser-Rowland and Adam Grubb

Book cover for Home by Natural Harry: DIY Recipes for a Tox-Free, Zero-Waste Life

Home by Natural Harry: DIY Recipes for a Tox-Free, Zero-Waste Life by Harriet Birrell

Book cover for A Family Guide to Waste-free Living

A Family Guide to Waste-Free Living by Lauren Carter and Oberon Carter

Book cover for Grounded: A Companion for Slow Living

Grounded: A Companion for Slow Living by Anna Carlile

Book cover for Wild Life: 50 Projects to Rewild Your Life From the Home to Outdoors

Wild Life: 50 Projects to Rewild Your Life From The Home to Outdoors by Anna Carlile

Book cover for The Simple Home: A Month-By-Month Guide to Self-Reliance, Productivity and Contentment

The Simple Home: A Month-by-Month Guide to Self-Reliance, Productivity and Contentment by Rhonda Hetzel

Book cover for Low Tox Life Food: How to shop, cook, swap, save and eat for a happy planet

Low Tox Life Food: How to Shop, Cook, Swap, Save and Eat for a Happy Planet by Alexx Stuart

Book cover for The Slow Traveller: An intentional path to mindful adventures

The Slow Traveller: An Intentional Path to Mindful Adventures by Jo Tinsley

Book cover for Vantastic: Van Living, Sustainable Travel, Food Ideas, Conversions

Vantastic: Van Living, Sustainable Travel, Food Ideas, Conversions by Kate Ulman

Book cover for Go Toxic Free: Easy and Sustainable Ways to Reduce Chemical Pollution

Go Toxic Free: Easy and Sustainable Ways to Reduce Chemical Pollution by Anna Turns

Book cover for The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Book cover for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp and Lily Hopp Kingsolver

Book cover for Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Book cover for In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

In Defense of Food: An Easter’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Book cover for The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City

The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen

Book cover for No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes about Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process

No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes about Himself and our Way of Life in the Process by Colin Beavan PH.D

Book cover for No More Rubbish Excuses: How to reduce your waste and why you must do it now

No More Rubbish Excuses: How to Reduce your Waste and Why you must do it now by Martin Dorey

Book cover for The Almanac: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

The Almanac: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER by Lia Leendertz

Book cover for How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: A guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop for good

How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: A guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop for good by Lauren Bravo

Book cover for Regenerative Fashion: A Nature-based Approach to Fibres, Livelihood and Leadership

Regenerative Fashion by Safia Minney

Book cover for How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos

How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos by David Pogue

Book cover for Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm

Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree

Book cover for Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

Goodbye, Things – The New Japanese Minimalism by Furmio Sasaki

Book cover for Third Culture Kids of the World: Exploring Sustainable Travel Mindsets

Third Culture Kids of the World: Exploring Sustainable Travel Mindsets by Priyanka Surio

Book cover for Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe

Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe by Greta Eagan

Book cover for One: Pot, Pan, Planet: A Greener Way to Cook for You, Your Family and the Planet

One: Pot, Pan, Planet: A Greener Way to Cook for You, Your Family and the Planet by Anna Jones

Book cover for Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life

Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life by Jen Chillingsworth

Book cover for So You Want To Know About The Environment

So You Want To Know About The Environment by Bijal Vachharajani

Book cover for Diary of a Young Naturalist

Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty

Book cover for Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Chris Johnston and Joanna R. Macy

Book cover for The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night's Sleep

The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep by Mary DeMocker

Book cover for Women & Nature - Healing practices for body and soul

Women & Nature: Healing practices for body and soul by Emma Drady

Book cover for Losing Eden - Why Our Minds Need the Wild

Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild by Lucy Jones

Book cover for The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards a Greener Future

The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards a Greener Future by David R Boyd

Book cover for Book cover for 12 Small Acts to Save Our World: Simple, Everyday Ways You Can Make a Difference

12 Small Acts to Save Our World: Simple, Everyday Ways You Can Make a Difference by WWF

Book cover for Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution

Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution by Peter Kalmus

Book cover for Natural Health Service: What the Great Outdoors Can Do for Your Mind by

Natural Health Service: What the Great Outdoors Can Do for Your Mind by Isabel Hardman

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The category of Green Living & Self Sufficiency is full of books which will light a fire inside you about new and more sustainable ways to live.

If you’re unfamiliar with these terms, below is a brief description.

Green living, or sustainable living, describes a lifestyle that attempts to reduce the use of Earth’s natural resources by an individual or society. This is achieved through the attempt to reduce their ecological footprint by altering their home designs, methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet.

What is self sufficiency and what does it mean to be self-sufficient? Self-sufficient is defined as being able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent. This means that you can provide your basic needs (food, water, shelter, energy) without relying on anyone. As well as helping to protect the environment, self-sufficiency can also save you money. Self-sufficiency is said to be both physically and mentally beneficial and provides ways to live naturally.