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  • Published: 14 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781786784704
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $29.99

The Joyful Environmentalist

How to Practise without Preaching



The feel-good book of the year for everyone who loves our planet and is looking for solutions. Fast, funny and inspiring, too.

"This is the joy we need in our lives." - George Monbiot.

"This book, practical and realistic as well as visionary, will keep that positive message before the reader's eyes. Joy is after all one of the best motivations we can have for change." - Dr Rowan Williams.

Finally! A book about saving our planet that is fast, funny and inspiring too. Written in short chapters for busy people, Isabel doesn't bother with an examination of the problem but gets right on with the solutions. Her aim: to look for every single way we can take care of the planet; how we live and work, travel, shop, eat, drink, dress, vote, play, volunteer, bank - everything. And to do this wholeheartedly, energetically and joyfully.

Beginning with losing her cool in a restaurant that will only provide plastic cutlery, Isabel journeys through native tree planting in the Highlands of Scotland, playing Samba drums with Extinction Rebellion, interviewing in person the people that supply her energy and food - through every solution she can find - until both narrator and reader are fully equipped to be part of the pollution solution.

"She gave my spirit a lift and my feet somewhere to stand." - Sir Mark Rylance

  • Published: 14 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781786784704
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Isabel Losada

Isabel Losada is the author of the bestselling The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment, (Bloomsbury) which has been translated into 12 languages a A Beginner's Guide to Changing the World: For Tibet, with Love, (Bloomsbury) A book about nuns, for Hodder and a gift book with a giraffe on the front for Summersdale. Men!is Isabel's first book with Virgin. Isabel has an active broadcasting career and is a popular contributor to television programmes on the BBC, on Radio 2 and 4 and the BBC World Service.

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