We hope you have some time during the Summer period to relax and perhaps pick up a book. We wanted to share some of the favourites that we came across and delved into.
- “Some Stories”, Yvon Chouinard.
Another great book from the founder of the Patagonia brand. Some Stories is an inspiring retrospective on Yvon Chouinard’s extraordinary life. The read is thought provoking about how we spend our time and what we do with it. Chouinard is a a renowned entrepreneur not just building a hugely successful outdoor apparel business but a global movement passionate about conservation and how business can be a force for good through effective activism. You will find great stories on all his interests from falconry to fishing and climbing to surfing.
2. “The Worth of Water”, Gary White and Matt Damon.
A book about the complex and often misunderstood world of water on our planet, and an attempt to do something about the challenge of Global water scarcity and distress. White and Damon talk about their venture and how they launched a new model aiming to provide better health and greater prosperity for people all over the world. Inspiring that there is hope and change can and is taking place. More at Water.org
3. “Rewilding the Sea”, Charles Glover.
The co-founder of Blue Marine Foundation writes impactfully on the reality of what is happening to our oceans and optimistically it is infact the world’s largest solvable problem. This is a great read for lovers of the Ocean and will inspire as it becomes clear that there are infact simple and surprising solutions to reverse the harm that has already been done. If you are interested in understanding how we can bring back lost species and restore ecosystems then this book will tell you how its still within our grasp.
4. “Earthshot”, How to Save our Planet. Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes.
This will bring you well up to speed with the conversation that rightly we now see and hear about on a daily basis; ‘the Climate crisis’ and the reality of the urgency to create lasting systemic changes that will prevent our planet from continuing to heat up. The Earthshot launched last year with hugely positive media coverage and Global public engagement, it is now an annual group of awards under The Royal Foundation seeking out innovative solutions that will help save our planet. The Earthshot concept is simple and based around; Urgency + Optimism = Action. Another book on a hugely pertinent topic that helps make sense of a complex challenge, but most importantly provides hope and again inspires!