I have just suggested that we read

Meat – A Benign Extravagance written by another ex-veggie Simon Fairle

I say another ex veggie as I too used to be a committed vegetarian and was so  because I believe in animal rights. However I have come to question how green a vegetarian diet is. The book club is a great place to discuss these ideas.

How the book club works

  1. Read books around sustainable topics
  2. Join the closed Facebook group 
  3. Discuss book between 12.00 and 13.00 and then 20.00 and 21.00


The sustainable book club was the brainchild of Zoe. You can read more about it here

Zoe normally come up with 10 questions about the book and ask 5 between 12.00 and 13.00 and another 5 between 20.00 and 21.00 on the day which is usually a Wednesday. “I advertise it on my blog, Facebook, Twitter etc and then publish the questions on blog on the day of the meet up. I was doing it on Twitter as well, but I have decided to just stick to Facebook for now.”


Moneyless Manifesto

No review couldn’t even finish it!


Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
Observer Book of the Year
New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.

In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

Read My Review

Feral…. Searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding

The suburbs dream of violence. Asleep in their drowsy villas, sheltered by benevolent shopping malls, they wait patiently for the nightmares that will wake them into a more passionate world’ J. G. BALLADFeral

Feral is the lyrical and gripping story of George Monbiot’s efforts to re-engage with nature and discover a new way of living. He shows how, by restoring and rewilding our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea, we can bring wonder back into our lives. Read my review here.


He introduces us to the innovators who are turning their backs on all-you-can-get consumption, and trading in materialism for “experientialism” – where they find more happiness, live more meaningful lives, and express status more successfully, through experiences rather than stuff. My review

Clothing Poverty – The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes by Andrew Brooks

“Following a pair of jeans, Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a vivid around-the-world tour to reveal how clothes are manufactured and retailed, bringing to light how fast fashion and clothing recycling are interconnected. You can read my comments on this book here…..

Suggested Reading 

Books I want to read and books I have read that I think are useful



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18 thoughts on “Sustainable On-Line Book Club

  1. its a plugin called fetch tweets and it does just that. You tell it to find #susbc tweets and it gives you a code you can post into your site. very easy to use.Thanks for hosting and organising the event. Looking forward to the post.On with Stufficiation!

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