The Joyful Environmentalist

The Joyful Environmentalist: How to Practise without Preaching

Non-Fiction, Education, Geography
Paperback Published on: 14/07/2020
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The Joyful Environmentalist
A must read book for anyone wanting to green up their lives
A genuinely joyful, accessible and inspiring book for anyone looking to do their part in attempting to save our planet. Filled with information, great ide... READ MORE
Penelope Bullock at Lancaster


"This is the joy we need in our lives." – George Monbiot.

"This book, practical and realistic as well as visionary, will keep that positive message before the reader’s eyes. Joy is after all one of the best motivations we can have for change." – Dr Rowan Williams.

Finally! A book about saving our planet that is fast, funny and inspiring too. Written in short chapters for busy people, Isabel doesn’t bother with an examination of the problem but gets right on with the solutions. Her aim: to look for every single way we can take care of the planet; how we live and work, travel, shop, eat, drink, dress, vote, play, volunteer, bank – everything. And to do this wholeheartedly, energetically and joyfully.

Beginning with losing her cool in a restaurant that will only provide plastic cutlery, Isabel journeys through native tree planting in the Highlands of Scotland, playing Samba drums with Extinction Rebellion, interviewing in person the people that supply her energy and food – through every solution she can find – until both narrator and reader are fully equipped to be part of the pollution solution.

"She gave my spirit a lift and my feet somewhere to stand." – Sir Mark Rylance

  • Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
  • ISBN: 9781786784704
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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The Joyful Environmentalist
Funny and Inspiring
I loved this book. Isabel deals with a potentially heavy topic in a funny and inspiring way. The book consists of chapters of varying length, each with use... READ MORE
Ms Reader
The Joyful Environmentalist
Brilliant, funny, thoughtful and honest
I loved this book - I laughed out loud, learnt new things and was challenged (kindly!) to think a little differently. This book is a well researched and wr... READ MORE
Liz Pearce
The Joyful Environmentalist
A Light-hearted and breezy approach to an important subject
I'm a big fan of Isabel and her books, so I was predisposed to enjoy this one. It does what it says on the cover, takes a light-hearted and breezy approach... READ MORE
Alan Chatting
The Joyful Environmentalist
Brought things to my attention I hadn't thought about
I started reading The Joyful Environmentalist, as soon as it landed on my door mat. I was so much into this book that I didn’t even notice the time had way... READ MORE
The Joyful Environmentalist
A Bouncy Sunbeam of a Book
“The Joyful Environmentalist” does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a bouncy, sunbeam of a book, all about how to live in a more environmentally consc... READ MORE
Anna Wilson
The Joyful Environmentalist
Accessible, practical and hopeful
The great strength of The Joyful Environmentalist is its accessibility. I have read a number of books about climate change and it is hard reading. Of cours... READ MORE
Live Many Lives
The Joyful Environmentalist
Joyful indeed!
This really is a joy to read! Isabel's sense of humour, honesty and conversational style just sweep you along. Which can be a problem at 2am when you reall... READ MORE
andrew west
The Joyful Environmentalist
Buy this for your friends and family. They want to know this stuff.
I loved the book. It was an easy read but that doesn't mean it wasn't interesting and informed. Just well written. I have enjoyed talking to anyone that w... READ MORE
Pauline Crawford