30 December 2021

Reading list inspiration from the TUI Sustainability Team…

As we turn the page on a new year, many of us have resolutions to ‘read more’. Perhaps you have set yourself a goal to read X number of pages a day, a book a week/month, to try different genres, listen to audio books or to join a book club. Holidays are also a great time to catch up on reading. Make 2022 a book-filled year.

Now more than ever we need to be aware of how to protect our planet, support communities and be global citizens. What better people to ask about learning more about these important topics than our TUI Sustainability Team? Find out what is on their reading list for the new year and get inspired by the titles and themes below.

Recommendation: Climate - A New Story, Charles Eisenstein

Tom Sutherland, Sustainability – Hotels & Markets

“Flipping the script on climate change, Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction.”

Recommendation: The Sea Around Us, Rachel Carson

Lucienne Damm, sustainability - Cruises

“Tells the history of our oceans, combining scientific insight and poetic prose as only she can, to take us from the creation of the oceans, through their role in shaping life on Earth, to what the future holds.”

Recommendation: Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, Kate Raworth

Franziska Tritscher, Sustainability – Hotels & Markets

“With her new vision for economic theory, Kate Raworth argues that it’s possible to meet all of humanity’s needs with what our planet can provide.”

Recommendation: Factfulness: Ten reasons we're wrong about the world - and why things are better than you think, Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Roennlund

Mike Brauner, Sustainability - Strategy, Data & Analytics

“When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.”

Recommendation: Let my people go surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman – Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual, Yvon Chouinard

Alexandra Wagner, Sustainability – Excursions & Activities

“The founder of Patagonia shares the persistence and courage that has gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth.”

Recommendation: The Most Important Comic Book on Earth: Stories to Save the World, Cara Delevingne, Ricky Gervais, Jane Goodall, Scott Snyder, Taika Waititi…

Ian Corbett, Sustainability – Hotels & Markets

“A global collaboration featuring 120 powerful and inspiring stories from famous authors, activists and artists. Not only is the artwork amazing, but each of the comics in the anthology will support projects and organizations fighting to save the planet. I can’t think of a better way to raise awareness and money this Christmas.”