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The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future

By David Suzuki

This book is a transcript of David Suzuki's last lecture. This book was the seed of inspiration that inspired me to create EarthFirst. If you don't have time to read the book listen to the podcast.

Eating Animals

By Jonathan Safran Foer

Living in the big city has an amnesic way of making us forget where our food comes from Jonathan Safran Foer tells it how it is in detailed cruel reality accounts from chickens, pigs, beef and sea life. It's a life-changing book that will alter or at least influence your eating habits.

David Suzuki's Green Guide

By David Suzuki & David R Boyd

Everyone knows that the planet is in trouble, but is there a solution? This timely book identifies the most effective ways individuals can be more green in four key areas: home, travel, food, and consumerism. It also describes how citizens can ensure that governments take the actions necessary to make sustainable lifestyles the norm instead of the exception.

The Great Disruption

By Paul Gilding

It’s time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. We need instead to brace for impact because global crisis is no longer avoidable. This Great Disruption started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological changes, such as the melting ice caps. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. We have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet’s ecosystems and resources.

Merchants of Doubt

By Naomi Oreskes

In their new book, Merchants of Doubt, historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway explain how a loose–knit group of high-level scientists, with extensive political connections, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. In seven compelling chapters addressing tobacco, acid rain, the ozone hole, global warming, and DDT, Oreskes and Conway roll back the rug on this dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how the ideology of free market fundamentalism, aided by a too-compliant media, has skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era. 

Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth

By Curt Stager

A bold, far-reaching look at how our actions will decide the planet’s future for millennia to come.

Imagine a planet where North American and Eurasian navies are squaring off over shipping lanes through an acidified, ice-free Arctic. Centuries later, their northern descendants retreat southward as the recovering sea freezes over again. And later still, future nations plan how to avert an approaching Ice Age... by burning what remains of our fossil fuels.

These are just a few of the events that are likely to befall Earth and human civilization in the next 100,000 years. And it will be the choices we make in this century that will affect that future more than those of any previous generation. We are living at the dawn of the Age of Humans; the only question is how long that age will last.

Few of us have yet asked, “What happens after global warming?” Drawing upon the latest, groundbreaking works of a handful of climate visionaries, Deep Future helps us look beyond 2100 a.d. to the next hundred millennia of life on Earth. 


Here On Earth

By Tim Flannery

We stand at a crossroads, where comprehension of our place in nature—of our true abilities and of our history—is supremely important. We have formed a global civilisation of unprecedented might, driven forward by the power of our minds—a civilisation which is transforming our Earth. We are masters of technology, and of comprehension, but it’s what we believe that may, from now on, determine our fate.


The Weather Makers : The History & Future Impact of Climate Change

By Tim Flannery

The Weather Makers is a book of the utmost importance to everyone on the planet.
Tim Flannery tells the fascinating story of climate change over millions of years to help us understand the predicament we face. By burning fossil fuels we are increasing the levels of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, causing our planet to become warmer.

Every nation is differently affected by these changes but we have one thing in common-we are now the weather makers, and the new climate we are creating threatens the future of our civilisation.

Tim Flannery makes the urgent issue of climate change completely accessible. He shows how we can all help to combat these problems. You may be surprised at how much you can do. The Weather Makers will change your life.

We Are The Weather Makers

By Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery's international bestseller The Weather Makers changed minds and hearts about global warming. We Are the Weather Makers is a concise and revised edition that will allow readers aged from nine to ninety to learn the facts about climate change.

In this passionate book Tim Flannery writes about cyclones and droughts, about coral reefs and polar bears, about wind energy and nuclear power. He reminds us that climate connects us all, from the Arctic to the Outback. And our climate is influenced by how we choose to live-how we use our fuels, our water and our land.

Read this book and help solve our climate crisis.

Climate Change- Science and Solutions for Australia

Edited by: Helen Cleugh, Mark Stafford Smith, Michael Battaglia, Paul Graham
168 pages
Publisher: CSIRO, 2011

Climate change is the greatest ecological, economic, and social challenge of our time. Drawing on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers, Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world.

The Meat Free Monday Cookbook

By Paul, Stella & Mary McCartney

In 2009 Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney launched the Meat Free Monday campaign as a simple and straightforward idea to show everyone the value of eating less meat. Cutting down the amount of meat in our diet has a huge range of environmental and personal benefits, including significantly reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with livestock production, boosting our health by increasing the amount of fruit and veg in our diet, and helping us save money by offering substitures for expensive meat and fish.

The book is packed with delicious recipes for soups, risottos, pastas. The recipes are organised into simple menus for lunch, snacks, dinners and scrumptious desserts.



Why not start reading your magazines online or on an ipad? Saves on paper, printing and transportation costs.
Here are some of our favourites...


Peppermint magazine

Vintage, organic recycled, fair trade, sustainable, fresh green fashion.


Wellbeing magazine

Wellbeing is a natural therapy guide for health articles, yoga, meditation and detoxing.


It's never too early to start teaching your kids about the planet, and what better way to do it than reading books!


Charlie and Lola- Look after your planet 

By Lauren Child

Wonderful books and now there's one about looking after our planet.

Make it!

By Jane Bull, DK Books

Think about all the stuff we throw away every day, like plastic drink bottles and metal cans, magazines and even clothes. This book features some really creative ideas on how to create cool craft projects using recycled throw-away materials.
This step-by-step guide will have your kids making jewelry form paper, flower pots from bottles, bags from old jeans, space rockets from foil food trays and heaps more. It's also packed with facts on the earth's natural resources and tips on recycling.
The book is made from recycled paper and uses vegetable inks.