I really enjoyed Work Like Nature: Sustainability Lessons From Ecosystems For Your Job Or Business by Lea Elliott – it’s a perfect companion to those green initiatives you’ve been dreaming up for your workplace!
“When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world” – John Muir
Lea pairs information with action, providing exercises at the end of each chapter for you to really focus on the learning, and take actual steps towards greening your business and life.
She highlights innovative local businesses who are creating answers to our unsolved environmental problems, and re-ingrains our forgotten ancestral knowledge that nature teaches and provides us with all we need. Natures processes are not harmful; nor do ours need to be.
“The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think” – Gregory Bateson K
As the Wellness & Sustainability Lead at a supplement company, I’ve used Work Like Nature as a guide to help create additional actions in our list of ways to help shift our perspective, and take concrete steps towards sustainability goals.
This book is meant for everyone; you don’t need special eco-knowledge to understand the vital points Lea makes, and the business case examples are excellent – getting you fired up to make great changes in your work and life. The
Lea is a sustainability consultant in Vancouver for businesses looking to create and reach sustainability goals. She also teaches workshops in school for K-7. Women
Find her + book at Naturehood 🌿
xx Big City Hippie Maddy