Auckland Libraries: Gen Less

Gen Less

​It’s more than going green. It’s about living sustainably and using resources in a careful and responsible way.

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Creative ways to use up leftovers

Suzy Bowler

Book

Ingredient-inspired recipes to make the most of your cupboards and existing food.

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Visible mending

Jenny Wilding Cardon

Book

Celebrate your skill (or persistence) with a needle and show off your mending ability!

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A family guide to waste-free living

Lauren Carter

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Practical solutions to reduce your waste at home, at work, and the wider world.

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Love your leftovers

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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River Cottage is synonymous with sustainability, and this practical guide to using every last scrap, helps in their cause.

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Sewing alterations & repairs

Nan L. Ides

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Straightforward answers to mending and alteration questions.

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Green urban living

Janet Luke

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How to grow green even if all you have is a balcony.

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My zero-waste kitchen

Book

What can you freeze? What can you do with leftovers? How to shop smartly.

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Mend & patch

Kerstin Neumüller

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How to mend your clothes, including denim.

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The natural home

Wendyl Nissen

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Natural recipes for almost every occasion, including beauty products, food, and cleaning.

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The permaculture book of DIY

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Practical projects involving recycling and reusing materials to assist with your gardening.

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Little fixes

Disney Powless

Book

Children are not easy on their clothes, and this book will help you extend the life of anything looking the worse for wear.

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The wartime housewife

Biff Raven-Hill

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There's no one better than a World War Two housewife in making do.

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Self-sufficiency

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Although American, this will offer help to sort out small-scale energy production, canning food, and other ways to shrink your carbon footprint.

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The suburban micro-farm

Amy Stross

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An American guide to gardening when you're time-poor.

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No one is too small to make a difference

Greta Thunberg

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Collected speeches of Greta Thunberg - inspirational.

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