We rely on earth’s resources so it’s only fair to be mindful of the environment. Neglect it for convenience and nobody will be spared from the ensuing consequences. For instance, the apparent climate change with irreversible melting glaciers happening in the Arctic circle and rising temperatures recorded over the years. Hence, be a responsible earthling and do your part to preserve nature’s verdure.
Fashionopolis—The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes
By Dana Thomas
‘New in’. ‘Current season’. ‘Flash sales’. Such terms in trends have spoiled consumers with constant clothing options churned out by fast fashion companies. Veteran fashion journalist Thomas investigates processes and practices of fashion’s current supply chain while advocating consumer responsibility.
But who’s to blame for deadstock and clothing landfills: manufacturers or customers? The bottom line here is that we shouldn’t be too casual about fashion.
How To Give Up Plastic
By Will McCallum
Life in plastic shouldn’t be fantastic. Although they provide convenience and sanitary solutions (such as medical IV drips), single-use plastics increase the harmful plastic footprint that’ll inevitably affect the environment and climate.
Thus, McCallum has compiled a useful guide on alternative options to discourage person dependency or even eliminate waste. His non-judgemental tone and accessible guide backed by important statistics will transform you into an active sustainable convert.
We Are the Weather
By Jonathan Safran Foer
Weather is akin to feelings and emotions: never constant and unpredictable. But decisions made can be flexible or fixed, your choice of meal for the day. Safran Foer explores the domino effect of food consumption and its relationship with climate change. Obviously, you can’t have the cake and eat it too.
When supply and demand is the agenda, all other factors are ignored. We have to acknowledge that ‘animal agriculture is responsible for 91 percent of Amazon deforestation’ and do something about it. So how about trading bacon for avocado at breakfast?
Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene
Edited by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson
Exercising sustainability isn’t an arduous task as almost everything is environmental-related. In this collection of Singaporean millennials-written essays, the well-known ‘garden’ city image is dissected and criticised by citizens who experienced environmental issues faced in its development.
Much of Singapore’s prosperity relies on its land and culture like aviation and petrochemical industries, which requires consumption. These notable viewpoints and suggested solutions serve as a wake-up call to be conscious of our environment.
The Uninhabitable Earth
By David Wallace-Wells
Until discovering another planet that mirrors earth’s attributes, we are definitely grounded to this sole liveable soil. Wallace-Wells expands his viral article published in 2017 on global warming into an apocalyptic forecast backed with data.
From frequent devastating natural disasters like wildfires, drought and floods to their resulting economic and political uncertainty, the damage caused by industrial capitalism is accelerating.
Everyone should be kept on their toes because doomsday may arrive faster than you think.
All featured titles are available at Kinokuniya.