26 September 2023

How to Unf*ck the Planet a Little Bit Each Day

Start the conversation

Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Jo Stewart, Smith Street Books, $29.99.

An interesting and colourfully entertaining addition to a book collection, this one gets us thinking – on a number of levels.

Human-induced climate change will most certainly lead to more unpredictable weather events such as floods, fires and droughts. Continued land clearing and rainforest destruction will accelerate everything from erosion to species loss. Overfishing and plastic pollution accumulating in our oceans will continue to decimate marine life populations until the food chain collapses.

If global warming, plastic pollution, deforestation, species loss and rising inequality is getting you down, why not take your very valid concerns and channel them into action with this proactive guide to saving the planet, one day at a time.

According to the introduction, global warming needs to be kept under 1.5°C so it’s up to individuals to act on their concerns for our planet – and every change counts – because alone, we rarely make a difference but together, even minor changes add up.

Here you will find inspiration about the little changes we can make in our lives to build a better world. Small changes in the way we eat, shop, recycle and commute really can change the world. From planting bee-friendly blooms in your backyard, to making your own body scrub from coffee grounds and investing your spare cash into clean energy programs, there are many ways to lessen your impact on the planet.

The book provides one idea per page, beginning with an unconventional headline and text to broaden the awareness. Hopefully this guide will help you see that doing right by Mother Nature isn’t that hard. Whether you incorporate just one tip from this book into your life or go all-in and do 100, you’ll be helping the planet.

Start the conversation

Be among the first to get all the Public Sector and Defence news and views that matter.

Subscribe now and receive the latest news, delivered free to your inbox.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.