Planet Saving Resources

On this page you will find some of our favorite resources for plant-based recipes and information on the connections between food and the environment.  First you’ll find links to some great cookbooks and books that will help you learn about environmentally beneficial lifestyle changes.  Next, we have links to websites of some great vegan chefs followed by links to some amazing organizations that are helping animals and the environment.

Eco Friendly Cookbooks

Here are just a few of our favorite plant-based cookbooks.  Some of them present info on the connections between dietary choices and environmental impact.  All of them present vegan recipes that will help you tread lightly on the Earth!

Chloe’s Kitchen

Whether you’re newly transitioning to a plant-based diet, a long-time vegetarian looking for some new ideas, or a busy mom introducing Meatless Mondays to her family, you’ll find quick and easy recipes that will convert even the most reluctant to the delicious rewards of a plant-powered diet.

The Kind Diet

Going meat- and dairy-free doesn’t mean deprivation; to the contrary, The Kind Diet introduces irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level―it even includes amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy.

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

This definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide, covers the basic tenets of Farm Sanctuary life–such as eating in harmony with your values, connecting with nature wherever you are, and reducing stress–and offers readers simple ways to incorporate these principles into their lives.

But I Could Never Go Vegan

If you’re a waffling vegan newbie, on-the-fence vegetarian, or veg-curious omnivore, this book will banish your doubts. You’ll find you can get enough protein, fit in at a potluck, learn to love cauliflower, and enjoy pizza, nachos, brownies, and more.

Vegan With A Vengeance

Ten years ago a young Brooklyn chef was making a name for herself by dishing up amazing vegan meals—no fuss, no b.s., just easy, cheap, delicious food. Several books later, the punk rock priestess of all things tasty and animal-free returns to her roots—and we’re not just talking tubers.

Forks Over Knives, the Cookbook

Forks Over Knives—the book, the film, the movement—is back again in a cookbook. The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine.

Earth Friendly Books

These books will help you learn about the carbon footprint of activities in our daily life, and the broader environmental impacts of our dietary choices.

How Bad Are Bananas, The Carbon Footprint of Everything

Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first book to provide the information we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and informed lifestyle choices and to build carbon considerations into our everyday thinking.

Diet for a hot planet: the climate crisis at the end of your fork and what you can do about it

Beyond what we already know about “food miles” and eating locally, the global food system is a major contributor to climate change, producing as much as one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. How we farm, what we eat, and how our food gets to the table all have an impact.

Diet for a New America: How your food choices affect your health, your happiness, and the future of life on Earth

Drawing a clear line connecting America’s factory farm system with disease, animal cruelty, and ecological crises, Diet for a New America awakened the conscience of a nation.

Carbon footprints of food