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Talk of sustainable living is all the buzz, but what exactly does it mean? According to Dictionary.com, the word sustainability, in relation to environmental science, refers to “the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.”
Discussions around sustainable living often focus on practices that allow individuals or groups to meet their basic needs (food, water and shelter) without harming the environment or negatively impacting the availability of resources for future generations.
Under the umbrella term “sustainable living,” you’re likely to come across a variety of related sub-topics of interest like homesteading, eco-friendly lifestyle, self-reliant living, waste minimization and so much more.
In this blog post, you’ll find a variety of titles related to sustainable living, eco-friendly practices, and becoming self-reliant.
Looking for more books on the topics featured in this blog post?
Perform an advanced search in the Library catalog using relevant keywords and/or subject terms like sustainable living, self-reliant living, urban homesteading, home economics (rural), sustainable agriculture, clothing (mending and repair), plastic waste and waste minimization.
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