We love reading and learning at Giki. Did you know that if you read for just 20 minutes each day, you’ll read over 1.8 million words in a year? World Book Day is an opportunity to share some brilliant carbon-cutting tips while getting our favourite book out and sharing it with a friend, relative, or even at our local community library.
Reading a book will help you understand more about climate change and how it’s affecting people, animals, and nature. Sharing a book connects you to other people and helps them grow their knowledge.
This World Book Day, we’re asking everyone to share their favourite climate change book (don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #ThinkCarbon so we can give you kudos).
Reasons to read a climate change book
- Many people got their lightbulb moment on climate change from a book.
- People are much more likely to read a book or take any climate action when people they trust suggest it.
If you’re looking for extra carbon-cutting tips, then bear in mind that buying and sharing second-hand books mean that less paper is needed from cutting down trees. We love picking up our favourite reads from our local independents or charity shops, or if you are buying online, check out World of Books. E-books are another great low-carbon option, but they might make it harder to share beyond your immediate friends and family.
Don’t forget to check out carbon-cutting steps like this one on Giki Zero and learn how you can reduce your footprint.