The Book

Cover image Jan 9

From living with the poor in India to life in middle class Australia, father Mark and son Tom weave their extraordinary journey through this climate change book-with-a-difference. They show us that living sustainable lives in the West is absolutely necessary and that it’s doable, fulfilling and even fun.


“This is a remarkable book. Very few westerners have had the experiences that the authors have embraced, and as a result very few can speak with the same credibility about the choices we must make as a society. I hope everyone reads this volume–and thinks, deeply, about what it means.” – Bill McKibben

Read more praise for LCALI.

Buy the book

Price: Paperback, AUD$19.95 (ex GST), E-book AUD$9.99 (ex GST)

On-line: From major on-line retailers, including Amazon, Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Barnes and Noble, and Book Depository. Compare the prices at Booko.


For bulk orders (>5 copies), contact the authors directly at

Libraries: Brisbane City Council Library , City of Gold Coast Library, Adelaide Library, Melbourne Library

Book details:

* ISBN: 978-0-6482477-0-8 (paperback), 978-0-6482477-2-2 (flowable e-book)
* Length: 240 pages
* Size: 210 x 148mm (with 61 black and white illustrations)

Download the book

Having sold over 1,000 copies, we have released the book for free download. Download a copy of the introduction and share your thoughts on it here. Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here. Part 6 here. Part 7 here. Part 8 here. Whole book here. Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Can we make a difference?

Video interview with Mark & Tom

can we make a difference

Click on the picture to watch. See more interviews here.

Watch 5 minute clips with tips for how to reduce your carbon footprint here.

Low Carbon and Loving It news


April 5, Compass

March 8, Catholic Leader


September 22, Times of India

September 22, Catholic Leader

August 11, Sydney Morning Herald

February 7, Adventist radio

January 24, ABC article


December 16, Deccan Herald article

October 22, Sign of the Times podcast. (Mark and Oscar).

October 1, Seventh Day Adventist Magazine

September 10, Target Magazine, TEAR Australia.

July 20, Drishtikone (magazine by EFICOR, an Indian NGO). Book Review by George Samte.

May 26, ABC Radio Nightlife.  Interview with Mark by Sarah McDonald (20 minutes).

April 30, SBS radio. Interview by Faisal Fareed (in Hindi).

April 29, Light FM Radio Melbourne. Conversations with Clayton.

April 15, Melbourne Age, Article by Matt Wade.

April 15, Canberra Times, Article by Matt Wade.

April 15, Sydney Morning Herald. Article by Matt Wade.

March 26, Beyond Zero Emissions 3CR (community radio). Interview with Tom.

March 14, ABC Radio North Coast

March 14, Sustainability Hour. The Pulse. Interview with Mark from 42 to 51 minutes.

March 14, ABC Radio. Late Night Live. Interview with Mark and Tom (20 minutes).

March 14, ABC radio Lismore. Interview by Jo Shoebridge.

March 7, Christian Heritage College. Public Lecture by Mark.

March 6, ABC Radio Hobart. Interview with Mark, by Melanie Tait.

February 19, Beyond Zero Emissions 3CR (community radio). Interview with Mark

February 16, Avid Reader bookshop. Thanks to all who attended! See the photos  here, and a discussion of one of the questions on the night here.

February 14, West End magazine