Bach (The Automatic Millionaire
; Start Late, Finish Rich
) offers a multitude of suggestions for conserving the planet—and your money—in this attractive and accessible guide. A few of Bach's tips require making a serious commitment (growing your own vegetables, using recyclable energy, trading in your car for a fuel-efficient model); others such as unplugging unused appliances, switching to compact fluorescent bulbs and eating less meat are simple—if familiar—ways to go green. Bach also advocates making environmental consciousness a family value (spending more family time in nature, taking volunteer vacations), greening holidays by using recycled wrapping paper, sending e-cards and tree-cycling. Bach clarifies how the most conservative changes in lifestyle can yield radical results: If every U.S. computer and monitor were turned off at night, the nation could shut eight large power stations and avoid emitting 7 million tons of CO2 every year. In the Finish Rich section, Bach turns his attention from going green to getting green—investing the money you save in eco-friendly businesses. A winning and wise guide, this book—printed on recycled paper with proceeds going to a green advocacy group—will find a large audience. (Apr.)
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More than 5 million David Bach books in print!Praise for Go Green, Live Rich
“Great news: there is no green premium! By demonstrating how going green can fit any budget, David Bach shows that good environmental and financial decisions go hand-in-hand. Bach's Go Green, Live Rich
gives great tips, useful to everyone, about how to save money and the planet at once."
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
“Yet another powerful reason to go green! Thankfully for our species, going green can also mean saving some green. Go Green, Live Rich
shows you exactly how a lot of small steps added together can change your life in more ways than one."
- Graham Hill, TreeHugger.com and PlanetGreen.com
“I LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT. This is just what the world needs. Not a bunch of touchy feely, mumbo jumbo, but real world solutions that show why going green is just plain smart. Fantastic.”
- Steve Fleischli, President, Waterkeeper Alliance
“David Bach has done it again! As a green affordable housing developer, I enthusiastically recommend Go Green, Live Rich
! Packed with tips and tools, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to make their home--and their life--more eco-friendly.”
- Josh Lockwood, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity — New York City
“Go Green, Live Rich
is as much about saving money as it is about preserving our world of natural wonders for future generations. This is the rich-green-book of a promising tomorrow.”
- Matthew Modine, Founder: Bicycle for a Day
“Go Green, Live Rich
is the ultimate toolkit for greening the planet and our wallets at the same time. No one does a better job than David Bach in showing us the practical strategies for how to enjoy living sustainably.”
- Terry Tamminen, Cullman Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
“David Bach has created a truly easy to read, simple step by step plan for everyday consumers and business owners to make small changes towards achieving a greener way of life. From raising your baby to running your company, David shows you how to make positive changes on our planet as well as our bank accounts. Going green can definitely make everyone a little richer.”
- Bradford Rand, President, Go Green Expo
“Finally, a book that debunks the myth that you have to BE rich to live green. In fact, it's the other way around: by living green you can GET rich -- it's the ultimate win-win. Never before has this been spelled out so clearly, simply, practically. A must-read for anyone who wants to live wisely and responsibly in a world of rocketing energy prices and climate imbalance.”
- Amanda Griscom Little, award-winning environmental journalist and columnist for Grist.org