This article will look at making eco-friendly lifestyle changes with the help of these books and documentaries. But before we get to that, if you are in Switzerland and live close to Geneva, visit the exhibition on Sustainable Alimentation in the Boléro exhibition hall in Versoix from 27 February to 28 March 2021.
FORKS OVER KNIVES (2011)
In this life-changing film, researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes. It is definitely a classic. And a must-read for everyone interested in a plant-based diet.
ZERO WASTE HOME (2013)
This famous book by Bea Johnson started the waste-free living movement. Must-read for everyone interested in reducing waste in their lives and sustainable living.
Are electric cars, solar panels, wind turbines conserving the earth’s resources and putting an end to pollution? But it is quite the contrary. As you will find out, these technologies rely on rare minerals and add pressure on their resources.
The latest David Attenborough documentary documents the monumental scale of humanity’s impact on nature. Available on Netflix.
Natalie Fee’s book covers all key areas of our lives, from food and travel to politics and sex. After reading it, you will feel better, live better and ultimately breathe better in the knowledge that every small change contributes towards saving our world.
REVOLUTION SILENCIEUSE (2016)
A documentary about Cédric, an organic Swiss farmer who decides to be true to his convictions: although he risks losing the means to support his family, he sells his cows and starts growing old wheat. By cultivating local cereal varieties, he wants to become a producer of living, healthy, flavorful food. He hopes to preserve seed biodiversity undermined by the agri-food giants.