Why Not Choose Sustainability On National Read A Book Day?

Posted by Lewis Robling on

There are lots of national days around the world, and Sunday 6th September 2020 is National Read A Book Day 2020, we thought we'd help you out! However, in an age where technology drives most of our daily activities, reading is one favourite past time that not only expands the mind but also gives us escapism too!

Book clubs have sprung up everywhere, our ongoing love for books dates back to back to the 1600s. More recently Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club, which was created back in 1996 recommended 70 books. Contributing to over $55 million in sales and has since been credited with inspiring millions of people to read books.

Some fun books facts:

Howard Berg in 1990 entered The Guinness World Record Book as the world’s fastest reader at over 25,000 words per minute.

The average person (aka non-speed reader) reads between 200 – 300 words per minute. 

One study showed adults who read at least 30 minutes per week are 20% more satisfied with life than those who are not spending the same time reading. So get reading!

Need some book ideas?

Here is a selection of some great reads for those of you looking to begin your journey on sustainability and zero waste living. We all have to start somewhere, so these books have been selected for those looking to make a change, one step at a time (just like our motto, “one coconut at a time”).


The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide: By Jen Gale

The Sustainable (ish) Living guide

Everything you need to know to make small changes that make a big difference. These easy, down to earth ideas and suggestions are for everyone, to help save the planet.


Grow Food for Free: Huw Richards

Grow Food For Free

The easy, sustainable, zero-cost way to a plentiful harvest. Huw Richards set himself a challenge - to be self-sufficient by growing his own fruit and veg for free for a year. He succeeded and now wants to help you do the same.


Simply Living Well: Julia Watkins

Simply Living Well

A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home. Simply Living Well is a beautiful guide to living well, sustainably. 


Turning the Tide on Plastic: Lucy Siegle

Turning the Tide On Plastic

How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again. Without big action, at the current rate, pieces of plastic will outnumber fish in the ocean by 2050. That is the legacy we are leaving our children and grandchildren.


How to Give Up Plastic: Will Mc-Callum

How To Give Up Plastic

A Conscious Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time.

"We have a responsibility, every one of us" - David Attenborough.

Plastic is not going away without a fight. This is a call to arms - to join forces across the world and end our dependence on plastic.



Six Weeks to Zero Waste: Kate Arnell

Six Weeks To Zero Waste

A simple plan for life. From cutting down on food waste and decluttering, to making homemade health and beauty products, you'll soon be on your way to a zero-waste lifestyle.


No. More. Plastic.: Martin Dorey & Chris Packham

No More Plastic

What you can do to make a difference – the #2minutesolution. Discover what you can do to save the planet from plastic. Start now. All it takes is 2 minutes of your time. Small actions can add up to a big difference.


Live Green: Jen Chillingsworth

Live Green

52 steps for a more sustainable life (sustainable gift, self-sufficiency, sustainable home - one for each week of the year - you can make to be more self-sufficient and reduce your impact on the environment. Live simply. Live Green.

The above books are available on Amazon, Kindle, or at your local book store!

And finally...

As you know, Team Cocabana are coconuts about saving the planet, especially the ocean and the fight against plastic.  Head over to the home page to see our partnerships with the following:

Noissue – Eco Packaging Aliance

Climate Care

Surfers Against Sewage

Future Neutral

We hope some of the above books can help you move to a more positive, sustainable life that not only will be more beneficial for you but also the planet, one step at a time! So what are you waiting for, grab your coconut smoothie bowl, light your Cocabana Candle, download one of the fabulous e-books and get comfy to start making a difference today!

Happy National Read A Book Day!




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