7 bedside table reads for those wanting to change the world

There is no denying that making real change in the world can seem daunting and the fight for climate change is exponential. There is always something more you could be doing. And sadly, the scariest thing can be not knowing where to start. Which is why we've lined up a pretty stellar list of books to help get you on your way – enjoy. 

01 How to Think like an Activist by Wendy Syfret

During a time where everyone calls themselves an activist, what does the title actually mean? And how do you begin to make an impact on issues that feel so huge and overwhelming? Filled with inspirational quotes from past leaders, historical facts about important movements as well as daily protests, How to Think Like an Activist will help set you on the path to your new activist life.

02 How to Save the World for Free by Natalie Fee

There is no greater aspiration than saving the world. Natalie Fee's upbeat and engaging book is a life-altering guide to making those changes that will contribute to helping our planet. Covering all key areas of our lives, from food and leisure to travel and sex, Natalie will galvanize you to think and live differently. You will feel better, live better, and ultimately breathe better in the knowledge that every small change contributes towards saving our world.

03 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

Collecting her speeches that have made history across the globe, from the United Nations to Capitol Hill and mass street protests, her book is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.

04 Rise and Resist by Clare Press

Taking a wild trip through the new wave of activism sweeping the world, Clare Press meets with passionate change-makers who believe in the power of positive. From eco-warriors to zero wasters to knitting nannas and intersectional feminists, they’re all up for a revolution of sorts. Are you? 

05 This Is Not A Drill by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion is a mass movement of peaceful people, demanding radical action on our global climate crisis. This is a book of action. With pages to rip out and pages to fill in, with instructions on how to rebel and how to organise a roadblock, by the time you finish this book you will have become an Extinction Rebellion activist. Now you have a chance to make history.

06 Waste not Everyday by Erin Rhoads

Suited to those who are interested in taking their first steps towards a zero waste lifestyle, this book is a lighter, easier approach to Erin’s first and more in depth book, Waste Not. It also makes a great gift for friends and family looking for a simple introduction to the concept of zero waste; your step-by-step guide with 365 easy changes that will not only influence what you throw out but also have a genuine impact on the future of our planet. 

07 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Gladwell introduces us to the particular personality types who are natural pollinators of new ideas and trends, the people who create the phenomenon of word of mouth. This book focuses more on the sociology and psychology behind why people do what they do.