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It's Easy Being Green is a handy tool to help you make better choices for the environment. This is what the busy person needs to start making changes today. Get informative, comprehensive and practical information for adopting greener buying habits and identifying earth-friendly products; shopping for green products online; participating in online activism; and learning from over 250 eco-tips for cultivating a sustainable environment.
Take the difficulty and guesswork out of greener living by learning the following:
Install rain gutters and rain barrels to collect rainwater from your roof to use in the garden.
Shift appliance use to off-peak hours. Some utility companies offer off-peak rates!
Make your own household cleaners instead of relying on toxic commercial products.
Submerge a plastic bottle in your toilet tank to save one quart of water per flush and thousands of gallons a year.
This book concurrently presents a plan, tips and an Internet resources list that you can use to follow-through on good intentions. An extensive product labels list is also provided to help interpret how some foods are produced. If you haven't invested in substantially greener behaviors, consumerism and politics because you didn't know how or thought it was difficult, help is here: It's Easy Being Green is a handbook for all those who aspire do more to protect the environment but want it to be simpler. You can make a difference!
Many Americans agree with the goals of the environmental movement. Yet, nearly as many Americans admit to doing little more than recycling when it comes to acting on that disposition. Both the number of people expressing support for environmental protection and their acknowledged lack of more meaningful efforts to back it up got me thinking, "Why is their such a great divide between environmental sentiment in this country and individual actions?" Clues to the answer came from my own inadequacies in the area of meaningful environmental stewardship. I was consumed by a career, my sensibilities weren't tuned to recognize opportunities for improvement, and I was unaware of simple, practical suggestions on which I could follow through. If other people were anything like me, a busy lifestyle, some unknowingness as to their role in the problems and solutions of today and a lack of guidance on what to do and how to do it was rendering many other "eco-minded" people predominantly "un-eco."
Everyone is leading busy lives and is therefore, to some extent, wrestling with how to balance better environmental stewardship with modern pressures and reliances. I became convinced that the way to increase the ranks of practicing environmentalists was to take the difficulty and guesswork out of greener living by adjusting expectations, stressing learning as a motivator and enabler, and above all else, providing constructive tips and resources to prepare the eco-inclined for action on terms they could live with. It made sense that if busy people were going to start doing more, they would need a lot more help.
not for the already green - but great intro to living green for those needing a quick inspiration and easy beginning solutionsPublished 23 months ago by Jill Griwatz
I bought this as a gift for a friend who is very eco-friendly. She loved it and was happy that it was environmentally friendly.Published on July 15, 2013 by tiffany319
Definitely one of my favorite books of all time! It gives the reader amazing tips on how we can help save the world as well as cute illustrations. Five stars!Published on May 3, 2013 by Ella Halpine
I had a hard time trying to decide what to rate this book. While it had a lot of good tips and ideas, it also had a lot of outdated ideas, ideas that just plain disturbed me, and... Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by M. Reynard
Nothing that I haven't read elsewhere and most web links are no longer active because the book is 4 years old.Published on May 21, 2012 by Jess
This book was mainly what I expected, advice on how to be green. What I was surprised by was that each tip had a place to mark if you wanted to try it, and how successful your... Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by ecogirl87
A resource as valuable as it is compact. You can read this little book in a few hours, but it'll provide weeks if not months of simple green lifestyle alterations to make and green... Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by The Healing Heart
the book is good for some quick tips on where to get started with being green. Each tip has 3 empty boxes next to it so you can mark which one's you are working on, which one's... Read morePublished on October 14, 2009 by Jen
I'm still reading this book but the text is so small that I can only read a little at a time before I have to set it down. I would love it if the text was larger. Read morePublished on May 25, 2009 by J. Glass