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  • The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide

  • Everything You Need to Know to Make Small Changes That Make a Big Difference
  • By: Jen Gale
  • Narrated by: Jen Gale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Home & Garden, Sustainable & Green Living
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide by Jen Gale, read by Jen Gale.

Easy, do-able, down to earth ideas and suggestions for everyone to help save the planet.

If you want to save the planet, but your to-do list is already pretty long, and remembering your reusable coffee cup feels like a Herculean task, then this is the book for you. Covering every aspect of our lives from the stuff we buy and the food we eat, to how we travel, work, and celebrate. This audiobook provides stacks of practical ideas to slot into your daily life, alongside a gentle kick up the butt to put your newfound knowledge into action.

Practical tips include unsubscribing from all the tempting emails that drop into your inbox with details of the newest clothing range or the latest sale, and keeping a mug next to your kettle to work out how much water you actually need to boil each time, as overfilling kettles costs British households 68 million on energy bills each year. 

Find out how to fit sustainable living into your life in a way that works for you. Change your impact without radically changing your life, and figure out the small steps you can make that will add up to make a big difference (halo not included).

©2020 Jen Gale (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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Needs a resources PDF to accompany the audiobook

Loved this book. Really enjoyed it but so many resources for third party websites / shops etc that whilst listening and driving / walking the dogs meant that a lot were missed unless I trawled back through chapters trying to find them. I will be buying the kindle book as well.

Really useful hints abs tips and I’ve already recommended to a friend whose borrow the audiobook.

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Too girly for me

Whilst the author/narrator seems like a lovely person, and the book was very well narrated, as a single male without children I couldn't really relate to the author and much of the book's content. It just felt overly girly/mumsy. I don't like to generalise but I think most women/mums would really enjoy it, whilst most men might want to consider a different book on sustainable living. Just my opinion though!

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Simply brilliant

I listened to the sample and thought ‘oh great, more information on what I can do to be more sustainable’ and upon opening Jen says “if you’re already on your way to being sustainable this probably isn’t for you” and I suddenly thought ‘oh maaaaan’ BUT this book is brilliant. Jen is a fabulous story teller and you WANT TO LISTEN to every word ( I think it took me about 3 days to finish because I just did not want to stop!) if you’re wondering how to be more sustainable or have already found ways of doing so but just want to know you’re not alone then this is for you! Thank you Jen ❤️

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Amazing practical advice without judgement or ‘overwhelm’

Amazing book with loads of practical steps to become more sustainable, many of which I had never though of. Written with humour, warmth and without judgement. 100% recommend.

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Good for beginners.

A good book full of practical advice - especially for those new to living a more planet-friendly life.

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motivating and empowering

A fantastic book full of tips and advice, would recommend to anyone wanting to be more eco

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Good overview to pick what works for us

I like the way that all of those are only recommendations and we should try to do the best of what we can without pressuring ourselves if we cannot do everything sustainably right away. The author gives many tips that are mostly easy to have a more eco-friendly lifestyle, in all areas of life. I definitely changed a few things after reading it and keep others in mind to apply later.

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Good list of things to help

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Very good

On the whole, very good indeed. No bashing of people who lead different lifestyles, just small changes. I found the "A.K.A." thing a bit annoying.

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Wonderful guide

Inspirational guide full of handy tips to make change, with none of the judgey smugness!

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  • 19-04-21

My new bff

I didn’t even check to verify that this book was read by the author, but I know it was. I’m so glad that she read it herself and I know that we would be BFFs. She’s very relatable, kind, witty , and adorable, Not to mention incredibly intelligent and inspiring. My only beef is that the book is Generally exclusive to those living in the UK. I need her to write a book for the US😂😪

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  • Kris VandenEinde
  • 01-09-20

If your new or curious about living green

If your new or curious about living green, then this book is perfect for you.
Jen is masterful in her presentation of how to live green without feeling like you have to be a tree hugging hippie that lives in the woods.
This book is filled with practical solutions for everyday practice to be green by just being you.

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  • Kainene
  • 23-06-20

Awesome book to get a head start on a Sustainable life

I’m glad to buy this book, it is really cool, gives you many ideas on how to begin. The author is actually entertaining to listen to so I never got bored listening to her. Everyone who listens hopefully you do your bit saving our Earth, for our future generations. I’m already started to consumer very very less. But these are my own : Recycle all the plastic you use, even looking at way to make plastic waste into something useful like tiles, etc. Composting organic matter in the big bio gas chamber fitted at home.
Cheers, mate!

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  • alannah h miranda
  • 12-06-20

Great beginner's guide, even with many UK specific resources

Loved this book! Jen's approach was very realistic and relatable. This is a great beginner's guide full of resources. The only thing I might note is that as an American some of the phrases used were a little different and the resources were sometimes based in the UK. However I could always infer the meanings of phrases or was inspired to look up US resources.

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  • Christa
  • 20-01-20

brilliant!

perfect and timely! everyone needs to read this now. stop what you're doing and download it.