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    • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
    A book to must-have if you are a nature person, a guide and journey with teachings in the form of stories to start loving plants and encourage you to grow a garden in your backyard.
    The author of Braiding Sweetgrass-Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer, is Director, Centre for Native Peoples, and the Environment, at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) and holds many other titles.
    She was born in the countryside and her time spent outdoor was deeply rooted in an appreciation for nature. Braiding sweetgrass expresses her way of embracing nature and treating plants with humanness.
    This book includes various forms of indigenous knowledge and methods away from science. It reframes the human relationship with nature with the theme of reciprocity. The Braid of Sweetgrass is woven into three major human-nature elements- spirit, stories, and science.
    According to many readers, the book is healing, peaceful, and spiritual. This book helped many to find their way to nature during a pandemic. Kimmerer often asked her students, "Does the earth loves you back?"

    • Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide To Simplifying Your Life By Bea Johnson

    • Consumed by Aja Barber
      • Food Rules by Michael Pollan



      A simple pocket guide that you can read while eating your pizza, drawn from various traditions, the book suggests how different cultures have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food. The art is charming, completely in keeping with the light, upbeat, positive approach for you to digest your meal. 
      Some of our favorite rules from the book-- 
      Avoid food products that make health claims. Most likely, they all are processed foods.
       If it directly came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't.
      Eat wild foods whenever you can. Because our forests and fields are crowded with plants (though very few forests are left now) containing higher levels of nutrients and phytochemicals.
      Eventually, eat less because we humans eat much more than what our body requires, and the excess wreaks havoc.
      A rule we all can apply- is "you can eat as much junk food as you want, as long as you prepare it yourself." Michael points out that you wouldn't eat French fries very often if you had to scrub, peel, slice, and fry the potatoes yourself and then clean up the mess. We never think about this when we buy "any processed food" at the grocery store. Would I prepare this myself
      All the rules in the book are obvious, and who doesn't need a little reminder now and then!
      Happy Eating!

      • The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

      The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

      A nonfiction quest in scope regarding how the Intuits (indigenous people of northern Canada and parts of Greenland and Alaska) are affected by changes in politics and the environment. Sheila is a Canadian activist; she has done a range of work on social and environmental issues faced by Inuit, like organic pollutants & global warming. Honored with many awards and featured in many documentaries

      Her childhood was spent around her mother, a healer, and grandmother. She was brought up in a traditional indigenous lifestyle, which eventually led her to become an environmental activist.

      The book touches on the themes and topics related to global activism, global politics, hunting, a peek into the indigenous culture, and more. Its first part is more of a biographical lifestyle of Watt-Cloutier. In contrast, the second half is about her travels to conferences and counseling to create more awareness regarding the crisis faced by Inuits. it is an attempt to story of an invite to put a 'human face' on the problems in the Arctic

      According to Sheila, "People today are concerned about saving time and having convenience." The issues are all related to humanity. What we do today can affect people's entire lives.

      Take time, Breathe, and Think.


      • Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport


      -Tired of Furtive glances at the phone?

      -Can't even enjoy a simple walk without fear of missing out on something?

      -Wish to go on a digital detox but don't know how to?


      Well, here we are with the right Book.

      Choosing a focused life in a Noisy World, Cal Newport is an American non-fiction author and associate professor of Computer Science at Georgetown.

      While writing this book, he considered real-life examples from Farmers to Elites and their common practices towards growing technologies. As a result, this Book shows the path toward Digital Minimalism- an idea to know what's going around you and stay updated, giving time to self-inner growth with a peaceful mind.

       According to him, it's time to #Rethink your relationship with social media. As the only approach to stay sane, according to Digital Minimalists has been noticed so far is taking time off from technologies and staying away peacefully in solitude for a while.

       According to Cal, it's important to understand the true values you can build around technologies and what you let in. The Book defines ways to organize your routine, including technologies and how to use them.

       Cal puts an interesting question to us, "What happens when you are constantly escaping life through the screen?"

      It's time we start rebuilding the connection with ourselves and have a nice walk.


      • How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum



       How to Give Up Plastic is an approachable manual by Will McCallum which tells the readers about the adjustments they can make, both minor and significant, to get rid of single-use plastic from our life and clean up the oceans throughout the world.

      How to Give Up Plastic is an easy-to-follow manual for giving up plastic. Greenpeace activist Will McCallum guides the readers through your house and office, showing them where to look for disposable plastic goods and how to discover plastic-free, sustainable replacements for each one.

      It shares simple, novel methods to decrease plastic waste, such as carrying a reusable straw, capturing microfibers while washing clothes, and hosting a plastic-free social occasion.

      Additionally, the readers will learn how to convince leaders and businesses in the community and across the globe to commit to permanently banning disposable plastics by arming yourself with a wealth of information about global plastic consumption and anecdotes from activists fighting plastic around the world.

      About the author: As the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK, Will McCallum has been at the center of the anti-plastics fight for the past few years. He meets with businesses and the government regularly to ask them to assist with addressing the plastic catastrophe. He is in charge of the organization's worldwide effort to turn the Antarctic Ocean into the largest protected region in the world. Recently, he and his colleagues spent a month in Antarctica to determine whether plastic is making its way to this distant part of the world.


      • The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

      The Joy of Less is a cheerful introduction to minimalist living by Francine Jay. The book can be divided into four parts. The first part offers an upbeat, motivational session on the benefits of simplifying.



      The STREAMLINE approach, which consists of 10 simple steps to declutter your home, is presented in the second part. Part Three describes in detail how to approach each room, going room by room. Part Four offers advice on how to convince your family to adopt a more earth-friendly lifestyle.



      If you are planning to declutter your place, simply go through this book, and you'll find a more straightforward, organized, and tranquil life.



      With her best-selling book, The Joy of Less, Francine has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals in simplifying their lives and cleaning up their houses.



      About the author: Francine Jay, a.k.a. Miss Minimalist, is an eco-conscious author. On her website, she offers tips, personal stories, and discussions on the benefits of minimalist living with a lively online community of like-minded individuals. Through her best-selling book, Francine has assisted hundreds of millions of individuals to lead a more minimal and organized life.