8 Books And Podcasts To Inspire You To Live More Sustainably This Year

It’s a new year, which means you likely have a list of things you hope to accomplish or do more of (or less of!) in 2020. If you’re like us at Glitter Guide, you probably want to live more sustainably, and that’s great! There are so many ways to do this, and most are easy to incorporate into any lifestyle. We’ve covered the topic of living a more sustainable life many times in the past, including things like feminine products, home goods, beauty, must-have items if you’re on a budget, party ideas, clothing brands, shoe brands, apps, and how to travel sustainably.

Need even more inspiration and motivation? Here’s a list of great podcasts and books that are sure to help guide you along on your path to living a more sustainable lifestyle this year.

Conscious Chatter

Hosted by Kestrel Jenkins, Conscious Chatter features discussions about sustainable fashion, style, and the global garment industry. She encourages listeners to find out where their clothes are made from, what materials they are made from, and who made them.

Green Dreamer

On the Green Dreamer podcast, Kamea Chayn helps to spread the word about sustainability and inspire you to live a more sustainable lifestyle through interesting discussions with thought leaders.

Starting Sustainability

Starting Sustainability podcast helps educate anyone who wants to do more to help the earth but doesn’t know how or where to start. It includes many big and small ways people can make a positive impact on the environment.

Backyard Bounty with Nicole

The Backyard Bounty podcast by Heritage Acres Market includes discussions about such topics as backyard poultry, beekeeping, gardening, and sustainable living.

The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good by Elizabeth L. Cline

This book is perfect for anyone looking to build a capsule wardrobe, keep up with trends without harming the environment, buy better quality, seek out ethical brands, and more. Elizabeth Cline shares exactly how to build a more ethical wardrobe by donating, swapping, or selling unwanted clothes.

Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet. By Ashlee Piper

Eco-friendly lifestyle expert Ashlee Piper delves into how readers can live more sustainably in their home, their kitchen (including more than 20 quick, plant-based recipes!), in their closet, with their beauty and skincare routine, and at work.

101 Ways to Go Zero Waste By Kathryn Kellogg

Learn how to reduce household waste and your environmental footprint in this book from Kathryn Kellogg. She shares practical tips; DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and more.

Simple Acts to Save Our Planet: 500 Ways to Make a Difference By Michelle Neff

The smallest things can make the biggest difference, and that’s what makes this book so helpful. It teaches readers to treat the environment with kindness with easy activities like simple home updates and gardening basics, as well as advice on choosing eco-friendly and reusable products.


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main and featured image via our home tour with Sarah Shabacon.

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Author: Nicole Altavilla

Nicole Altavilla is an accomplished freelance writer and editor who loves to spend time with her husband and two adorable children. Among others, her interests include being pampered at the spa, drinking hot tea and reading a good book.