Recommend Reading 


  • Sustainability: A History By Jeremy L. Caradonna
  • Recycling Reconsidered: The Present Failure and Future Promise of Environmental Action in the United States Book by Samantha MacBride

  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Book by Michael Braungart and William McDonough

  • The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance Paperback - Michael Braungart and William McDonough

  • EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want -By Frances Moore Lappé 

  • Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash Kindle Edition by Edward Humes

  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature - By Janine M. Benyus

  • Biomimicry in Organizations - Business management inspire by nature - By Fausto Tazzi, Clnzia De Rossi, Meaghan Toohey

  • Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States by Carl A. Zimring

  • The Global Business Environment: Challenges and Responsibilities 4th ed. 2017 Edition by Janet Morrison

  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

  • Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta Taylor

  • Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice (Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy) by Laura Westra and Bill Lawso

  • Design For Repair by Derrick Mead

  • The Waste Makers by Vance Packard, Bill McKibben

  • Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash Book by Elizabeth Royte

  • Waste and Want Book by Susan Strasser

  • Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal Book by Tristram Stuart

  • The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Book by Paul Connett

  • Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline



Environmental Organizations




Plastic Paradise

The True Cost


Real Food Reads

Low-Waste Influencers on Instagram 

Olivia La Pierre @zerowastehabesha

Chanelle Crosby @thinkfeelbe

Heidi Violet @zerowastechica

The Brown Environmentalist

Hajar Moujib @hajar.moujib

C Wells @sustainablewhileblack

Rahawa Haile @rahawahaile


Amirio Freeman @beinggreenwhileblack

Monica Rosaquillas @girlforacleanworld

Brianna Punsalang Littleheart @briannalittleheart

Stevie @stevieyaaaay

Shia @_wastelandrebel 

Suzanne Pierre @belowground_activity

Lisa @zerowastebunny

Alexandra Wee @zerowaste.wee






Low-waste goods and businesses

Remember to use what you have first, second-hand when you can,then shop small, ethically-made businesses And only buy what you'll really need and use.