Following the groundbreaking 30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution, Ollie Hunter is back with his second book, 30 Easy Ways to Join the Green Revolution.
This time he’s tackling sustainability in our day-to-day lives, delving into the flaws in our current systems and cycles and exploring future options to create and live in a more sustainable world. Ollie returns to the three main principles introduced in his first book: Zero Waste, Organic and 50% Produce within 30 miles, and illustrates how we can endeavour to use natural resources sustainably. All the chapters are heavily punctuated with Ollie’s recipes to both reward the reader, and reinforce Ollie’s message about living sustainably.
30 Easy Ways to Join the Green Revolution is split into three main sections:
Home – How do we make our homes more green? Room-by-room from kitchen to bathroom and into the bedroom, this book looks at ways we can transform our houses into easy-to-run, energy-efficient homes. It’s time to quit cling film, make our own shampoo, consider where are clothes come from and aim to make our personal choices more environmentally-friendly.
Community – This section outlines ideas we can bring to our daily lives, from taking a break (and avoiding palm oil chocolate bars) and getting to know our neighbours, to collaborating with our community, and linking local businesses together to cut down on waste.
World – Who takes the blame and does it really matter? The way to a more joyful life is through forgiveness, positive visualisation and meditation. Ollie balances these steps with a more environmentally conscious system of economics and a move away from individuality and ‘non-responsibility’ so we can create a more sustainable, ecological and mindful world.
30 Easy Ways to Join the Green Revolution is a manifesto calling for us to come together, take responsibility for how we can all make a difference and strive to rebuild relationships with local community, our individual connection to the world, and live in a more joyful place.