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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carbon footprints of food