I’m all about buying less, but when there’s things that I do need, I’m always keen to support businesses who are trying to do things better. There’s a world of people and businesses out there doing amazing mahi – but to get you started, here’s a directory of some of my ‘go to’ stores and online suppliers.
I’m not affiliated with any of these guys and don’t receive any compensation – they’re just businesses I’ve dealt with and can personally say deserve a high 5!
Here’s some of our favourite docos for your viewing pleasure.
These are an awesome way to get a quick overview of some of the big issues, and can be a great way to introduce ideas to others. Just be warned that you can slip into the documentary black hole (I know I did) where it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I reckon it’s great to start by watching one or two and then take a break and focus on what you can do to take action.
A Life on our Planet: Sir David Attenborough explains how you can play an important role in building a better future.
The True Cost: Brilliant insight into the impact of the fashion industry.
2040: Explores what the future would look like by the year 2040.
An Inconvenient Sequel: 10 years later, Al Gore is back with some mind blowing insight into the climate crisis.
A Plastic Ocean: Explores the fragile state of our oceans and the truths about the consequences of our lifestyle.
Minimalism: Examines minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists.
The Story of Stuff: A super accessible series of short videos which simply summarise the big issues.
Just Eat it: A fascinating insight into the impact of food waste and food rescue.
Read, Listen & Learn
I’m a huge fan of podcasts, they help me learn while I’m doing other things like driving, exercising or procrastinating. I love the way you can pick and mix topics and skip around depending on what mood you’re in. Below is a list of three of my current favourites to get you started.
If books are more your thing, I've also shared a few great reads to get you started. There's four very different titles to get you thinking and inspired.
How to Save the World Covers a broad range of topics and manages to strike a perfect balance between being informed and being accessible.
Eco Me Eco You A super down to earth chat style podcast.
Sustainababble A lighthearted approach to over 160 different topics!
Doughnut Economics – Kate Raworth
Drawdown – Paul Hawken
Animal Vegetable Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver
Zero Waste Home - Bea Johnson