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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (March 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307465306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307465306
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Starred Review. Rogers (coauthor of The Green Book), an environmental consultant, shows how shifting to a more environmentally conscious lifestyle will not only help the planet but save money and time and improve quality of life. Her comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide is tailored to those on tight budgets with busy schedules who are justifiably wary of sacrificing their families' health and well-being. She shares the stories of helping families of varying income levels across the country to save money and reduce their carbon footprint; each case study reveals how simple (and economical) her lifestyle modifications can be: shutting off a computer at night saves $55 annually, installing low-flow showerheads saves $380. Rogers groups alternatives by category, from kids and pets to transportation and holiday celebrations, and presents cost savings for each action item to help readers determine the most appropriate steps to take given their particular lifestyles and priorities. This insightful and practical book arms readers with the information and motivation they need to make virtually effortless changes with significant results. (Mar.)
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More About the Author

Elizabeth Rogers is a best-selling author, environmental consultant and
entrepreneur committed to empowering people with the knowledge and skills
needed for making a positive impact on their world.

In 2007, she co-wrote the New York Times bestseller The Green Book, an
innovative, user-friendly guide that teaches how simple shifts in habit can
make a powerful difference in building a stronger, more sustainable world.
SHIFT YOUR HABIT is the title of Elizabeth's second book, and it's the
natural extension of her expertise in sustainable and efficient living.

Elizabeth created Trippin', MTV's first-ever eco-friendly reality TV show,
with actor Cameron Diaz. Hailed as groundbreaking television programming,
the show targeted young viewers with the message that even small efforts by
everyday people can make a huge difference in saving the planet.

Elizabeth lives in Venice, CA with her 10 yr old son and two dogs.

Every day Elizabeth tries to shift a habit.

For more visit www.shiftyourhabit.com

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Customer Reviews

This format makes it easy to use as well as informative.
ireadabookaday
I have my own garden now and the savings have been amazing as well as the satisfaction that I grew what I am eating.
Elise M. Peach
I felt good knowing that I am saving money and helping the planet at the same time.
Elisabeth Pelz

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Mccord on April 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm always trying to save money and help the planet, but it wasn't until I read Shift Your Habit that I found really tangible ways to make it happen! I didn't realize that being more aware of my daily activity around our home could help me save so much money! I couldn't put the book down and actually finished in one night. Whenever I'm going to a friends house for dinner or a party, instead of bringing wine or a food, I bring this book. It's one of the most important gift you'll ever give someone!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elisabeth Pelz on March 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is great! I read it in one sitting and can't wait to try out some of the tips. Shift Your Habit has hundreds of easy solutions for things that might seem obvious and some that clearly aren't. But if you just start to try a few of these simple techniques around the house or at your office, you'll be saving money in NO time. And in these difficult times who doesn't want to save $$$$'s! There must be $50,000 worth of savings in here if you add them all up. I felt good knowing that I am saving money and helping the planet at the same time. I'm excited to get my kids started on a waste-free lunch - good for the earth and our wallet - and the kids feel like they're involved in something positive too. I think this book is great for the whole family. Thanks Miss Rogers. Liz Pelz
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By hollyberry on August 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you've ever spent more than a millisecond thinking about where energy and all the STUFF we buy comes from, chances are you do nearly all these things already. For example - buy Energy Star rated appliances! Turn the temperature down/up on your water heater/furnace/air conditioner! Wash your own diapers (shudder)! Aside from the recipes for making cleaning solutions out of common ingredients I did not learn much new here, however, I commend the authors for trying to highlight the effect of unnecessary consumption on the planet. Save the carbon footprint of buying this book and check out their website [...] instead, which has new and changing content.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elise M. Peach on March 23, 2010
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Loving this book Elizabeth Rogers has made us realize little baby steps can make such a change. I ordered three book's and got it sent to me in Australia as have being following Shift your Habit on Facebook and waiting and waiting for book to come out. I having been changing things slowly I am a cleaning freak so making my own cleaning products not only do I save money but my house smells better. I think this is a little step back in time as well things that our grandparents did which were so good for planet and for saving money are coming back around. I have my own garden now and the savings have been amazing as well as the satisfaction that I grew what I am eating. A friend has twins so we spent a whole load of time doing the babyfood wow they love it and it saves so much money. Love this book a great read for all especially who don't want to here about the green ways it's baby steps and does make so hard. Congrats on a wonderful exciting up lifting read Elise from downunder
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DSB on April 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
I wholeheartedly agree with hollyberry's review. I found this book annoying to read because it is full of "ideas" (none of them new) that are simple common sense. Nothing new here. I don't understand where people are coming from when they claim to be some sort of "expert" or "professional" in this area -- people have lived this way for centuries without the need to pat themselves on the back, or make money off of others for their so-called 'knowledge'. Do not spend money on this book -- if you are curious, check it out at the library as I did, or see the website as this reviewer advises.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ireadabookaday VINE VOICE on May 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is full of useful ideas to help you go green AND save money. Tips are divided into broad catergories, and each one is broken down into why it is good for you, good for the planet and good for your wallet. This format makes it easy to use as well as informative.

Of course, not every tip will work for every reader, nor will every reader probably want to do every single one, but this is an excellent overview that will work for those just starting out or further along the way. It strikes a nice balance between easily doable and more involved projects, and the tone is neither snooty or too "crunchy granola" as some of these books can be. The only thing I did not care for were the testimonials from people who have tried these ideas- it felt like I was being sold on a book I'd already bought, but others may find these stories from real people inspirational.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tracy on April 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
I saw the author, Elizabeth Rogers, interviewed on the local news and bought her book that same day. It proved to be a very good buy and now I am considering getting more copies for gifts (let's see...my niece did just get married!). The book is laid out in an easy to read format: each chapter has a theme (home and garden, food and drink, kids, pets, etc) with an index of tips in the back. (Hint: if you read a tip you particularly like underline it in the index for ease of future reference.) None of the tips seem ridiculous, in fact some seemed obvious in retrospect! I've been making my own cleaners for several years now and can say with confidence that it is very easy to do. And I am not real crafty or a whiz in the kitchen or anything like that. I would highly recommend this book.
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