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

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.


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

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)

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.

Low Carbon and Loving It news

February 14 West End magazine

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 19 Beyond Zero Emissions 3CR (community radio). Interview with Mark from 30 to 52 minutes.

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

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

Upcoming events

Note: all events are free, unless otherwise mentioned.



21 March, 6:00 (for 6:30) – 8:00 pm. Brunswick St bookstore. 305 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.

24 March, 4:30-5:30 pm. Surrender Conference. Belgrave Heights. Tickets required for entry to the conference.