Recommended Books

Healthy at Last

Author: Eric Adams

Published: 2020

Can soul food be vegan and help you prevent or overcome diabetes? This book proves it can – featuring recipes from well-known figures including Paul McCartney, Alan Cumming, Queen Afua, Moby and more! Healthy at Last will show you how to avoid processed foods, cut down on salt, get more fibre and substitute chicken, beef, pork and dairy with plant-based alternatives, all while staying true to the roots of traditional soul food. Written by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams – who lost 35 pounds and completely reversed his diabetes within weeks of adopting a plant-based diet – this book proves that the journey to health begins in the kitchen, not the hospital bed. Using hard science and real-life stories of those who have transformed their bodies by changing their diet, Eric shares the key steps for a healthy, active and fulfilling life.

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The Climate Book

Author: Greta Thunberg

Published: 2022

In The Climate Book, Greta Thunberg has gathered the wisdom of over one hundred experts – geophysicists, oceanographers and meteorologists; engineers, economists and mathematicians; historians, philosophers and indigenous leaders – to equip us all with the knowledge we need to combat climate disaster. Alongside them, she shares her own stories of demonstrating and uncovering greenwashing around the world, revealing how much we have been kept in the dark. 


Author: George Monbiot

Published: 2022

Regenesis is a breathtaking vision of a new future for food and for humanity. Drawing on astonishing advances in soil ecology, Monbiot reveals how our changing understanding of the world beneath our feet could allow us to grow more food with less farming. He meets the people who are unlocking these methods, from the fruit and vegetable grower revolutionising our understanding of fertility; through breeders of perennial grains, liberating the land from ploughs and poisons; to the scientists pioneering new ways to grow protein and fat. Together, they show how the tiniest life forms could help us make peace with the planet, restore its living systems, and replace the age of extinction with an age of regenesis.

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Breaking Boundaries

Authors: Johan Rockström and Owen Gaffney

Published: 2021

On the brink of a critical moment in human history, this book presents a vision of “planetary stewardship” – a rethinking of our relationship with our planet – and plots a new course for our future.

The authors, whose work is the subject of a new Netflix documentary released in summer 2021 and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, reveal the full scale of the planetary emergency we face – but also how we can stabilise Earth’s life support systems.

Doughnut Economics

Authors: Kate Raworth

Published: 2017

Relentless financial crises. Extreme inequalities in wealth. Remorseless pressure on the environment. Anyone can see that our economic system is broken. But can it be fixed?

In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies the seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray – from selling us the myth of ‘rational economic man’ to obsessing over growth at all costs – and offers instead an alternative roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. Ambitious, radical and provocative, she offers a new cutting-edge economic model fit for the challenges of the 21st century.