Sadly as a haggard mother of two, my eco warrior credentials have taken a poor second to my struggles to get through the day. Recently, a couple of people recommended I read Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson (2013). It has become a cult hit, a book about an American family's attempt to produce zero waste in a year. I read it in a weekend and was inspired, finally a writer who can knock me out of what she calls "eco-depression" and "action paralysis".
What I like about Bea is that she is not one of those superior types who has always worn hemp and made their own yoghurt. She went from a truely materialistic existence, where her happiness and self-worth were based on what she looked like and what she owned, to actually trying to simplify her life and focus on what is important.