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Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying Paperback – April 8, 2008
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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
Top Customer Reviews
Web sites that provide additional information and green products make it easy for me to follow through on the information . The chapters are a quick read with short Go Green Action Steps within as a side bar. I keep putting the book down to think about what David has written. Although I work with charities every year and try to make a difference.- Go Green has opened my eyes- each day we can make changes that are beneficial for our personal health and help the environment. I only wish this was a 10 star system - his book is brilliant!
On the other hand, I don't really believe that David Bach is really an environmentalist. He claims his epiphany was a sick building he was in. Then he somehow extrapolated that to his gas guzzling SUV and then to children and saving the planet. His co-author however, Hillary Rosner, is the one with the credentials. It seems she probably wrote the whole book and David Bach wrote the intro section.
Having just self-published my own book, I've been learning a lot about the publishing industry and some it is very eye-opening. This book feels very packaged, like Bach's publisher decided they needed to cash in on the green trend so they dug up an environmental writer, and then pasted Bach's name on the book.
Does that mean the tips are not valuable? No, but they are very simplistic. I think most people know now that fluorescent light bulbs use less energy.
It's a pretty book, it's easy to read and it's definitely aimed at people who are new to the environmental movement. I just feel there should be more integrity behind the message. For example, if I wanted advice on how to raise my children, I'd prefer to get it from someone who was passionate about kids even if the person who didn't care about kids also had good information.
Anyone who truly lives a green lifestyle knows that it's not really cheaper to be green. It actually costs more, but you're willing to pay for it because it's the right thing to do.
So, three stars because the book is great for a green newbie. One star if you already know the tip about the light bulbs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great practical tips on saving money and going green at the same time! David Bach is one of my favourites!!Published 1 month ago by Michelle Cornish
Great information for everyone, does need updating some of references.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've read a lot of "green guides" over the years and Go Green, Live Rich by David Bach is one of the better ones. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Geraldine
Skip it. there is better information on the internet. I don't even know what I did with my copy of this. I think I donated it to a library.Published on August 24, 2014 by J. Baisden
Perhaps I've been reading too many personal finance books recently but there is not a single novel piece of insight in this book.Published on February 4, 2014 by John Parides
Wise advice, And learning to GO GREEN and still be Normal-ish. This is not for the off the grid types...Published on November 30, 2013 by Grace G
I love this book since I am environmental person. This book shows list of 50 easy ways to save both environmental and money.Published on May 10, 2013 by Alaska_Girl1990