The Joyful Environmentalist

The Joyful Environmentalist : How to Practise without Preaching

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"This is the joy we need in our lives." - George Monbiot.




"This book, practical and realistic as well as visionary, will keep that positive message before the reader's eyes. Joy is after all one of the best motivations we can have for change." - Dr Rowan Williams.




Finally! A book about saving our planet that is fast, funny and inspiring too. Written in short chapters for busy people, Isabel doesn't bother with an examination of the problem but gets right on with the solutions. Her aim: to look for every single way we can take care of the planet; how we live and work, travel, shop, eat, drink, dress, vote, play, volunteer, bank - everything. And to do this wholeheartedly, energetically and joyfully.




Beginning with losing her cool in a restaurant that will only provide plastic cutlery, Isabel journeys through native tree planting in the Highlands of Scotland, playing Samba drums with Extinction Rebellion, interviewing in person the people that supply her energy and food - through every solution she can find - until both narrator and reader are fully equipped to be part of the pollution solution.




"She gave my spirit a lift and my feet somewhere to stand." - Sir Mark Rylance
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 25.4mm | 272.16g
  • Watkins Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 0th New edition
  • 178678470X
  • 9781786784704
  • 11,505

Review quote

"Told with humour and candour, The Joyful Environmentalist is a manifesto of brilliant advice offered with humility and good grace - it is a practical guide to empower us all." Isabella Tree ; "She gave my spirit a lift and my feet somewhere to stand." Mark Rylance ; "This book, practical and realistic as well as visionary, will keep that positive message before the reader's eyes. Joy is after all one of the best motivations we can have for change." Dr Rowan Williams ; "This is the joy we need in our lives, cutting through the despair to help us find our way in the world." George Monbiot ;
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About Isabel Losada

Isabel is the bestselling author of five previous books including Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Isabel has worked as an actress, singer, dancer, researcher, TV producer, broadcaster, public speaker, comedian and author. She remains firmly committed to narrative non-fiction and swimming against the tide.
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Rating details

64 ratings
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3 11% (7)
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