Green Reading

My favourite sources of green news and information.


  • The Ecologist.  Green news and opinion,  green living guides, a green directory.  UK-based, but with global reach.
  • – Mother Nature Network.  Daily quality green news, divided into broad sections such as ‘Earth Matters‘, ‘Lifestyle‘, ‘Technology‘, ‘Food‘ and more.   If you like your news in chunks, sign up for their weekly newsletter ‘A letter from Mother (Nature)’.  US-based, but relevant globally.
  • Mother Earth News.  Living wisely on planet Earth.  DIY tips, modern homesteading, sustainable farming, real food.  US-based.
  • Simply Green – the online presence of Simply Green magazine.  Local and international green news. Their website has vastly improved since its inception.
  • Urban Sprout.  These local uber greenies don’t blog as much they used to, but their eco-directory is probably one of the best places to find local goods and services of the earth-friendly variety.

Books & Magazines

The whole food almanac: The guide to naturally good eating in the Cape You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening A Slice of Organic Life: Get Closer to the Soil Without Going the Whole Hog lasthoursancientsunlight
The foodie’s handbook – your guide to good eating in the Cape. I love this book.  Totally unstuffy and very urban – perfect for city dwellers who think they might just have a little bit of green in their fingers. Tips and inspiration for living the organic life. Absolutely loved this book… which made me think very differently about the world’s resources. We’re using up ancient sunlight, stored first in plants, then compressed over thousands of years into the coal and oil we now use to fuel our world. And there’s only so much of it.  I like especially that it doesn’t end with doom and gloom but a positive message that we can change the pattern, if we just go about things differently.


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