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Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style 1st Edition
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"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is very easy reading, its thought provoking and offers fun, realistic and practical tips to make changes and re-think your lifestyle. The book is a neat pocket size and has a nice feel to it, it explains why it is in book form and advises the reader of where the materials have come from to produce it." - Green Girls Global
"Author Christie Matheson's style of writing is breezy and Carrie-Bradshaw-ish, with funny asides and useful sidebars, decent tips hidden in corny jokes, and boiled-down information for the busy fashionista who wants to do good. While the "green" part of this book is the same old stuff, the presentation makes it worth the price.
If you want to do your part in saving the earth, but can't bear to part with your earth-toned Choos, pick up "Green Chic". Missing it will leave you positively purple. " -
"Most of the book offers up fetchingly stated green living alternatives. ("Fetchingly stated" because, I assure you, this writer does not do things without style. Ev-ah. But you guessed that already.) She deals with all aspects of green living in the real world. Long story short: follow Matheson's path, heed her advice and you will decrease your footprint. And, needless to say, you'll look fabulous doing it." -
"Matheson has clearly done her homework. The book starts with a fun description of chic, evoking Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn, while instantly diving into the seriousness of why we all need to care about and be aware of what is happening to our planet. She lays out a green glossary for reference and then spends the rest of the book teaching us how we can look and be fabulous while making a difference in our planet's health. " - The Budget Ecoist
"These days, however, the idea of going green either conjures up burdensome images of giving up the luxuries you love, or makes you think you need to replace everything you own with green products. This book was written for those of us who are environmentally conflicted." - Second City Style
"While there is a lot of consumerism going on in this little green book, I'm impressed with the amount of information and environmental facts she packs in here, alongside the tips. She backs it all up with her list of 'favourite green things' at the back of the book, which is a great compendium of useful websites of suppliers and producers.
Matheson has road-tested most of the products mentioned, and is a quirky, often funny writer, guiding the readers through a mindset-changing labyrinth of greenness. She is ably assisted by her fiance Will, who testifies to the quality and strength of the recycled razors.
This could be the perfect book for an eco-sceptic in your family or amongst your friends. Buy a dozen copies, and pass them around at random: embrace the fabulousness of green living!" -
"Welcome to another Monday on the Eco-Libris blog. You know what that means? That's right: Another Monday...another book! And this book is especially FABulous!
You know how every once in a while you read a book that makes you laugh, cry, learn...an experience filled with so many `Oh!', and `Yes!' moments that it reminds you why you LOVE reading so much? A book written by someone you wish was your BBF (forget Paris Hilton, y'all), because they sound so funny, hip, and interesting? Pick up a copy of Green Chic: Saving in Earth in Style, by high-style author and fashion journalist, Christie Matheson, and you too can revel in such pleasure! " - River Wired --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
About the Author
Christie Matheson is a writer living in San Francisco and Boston. Her work has appeared in Body & Soul, Glamour, Shape, Boston, San Francisco, Yoga Journal, and The Boston Globe Magazine. She is coauthor of The Confetti Cakes Cookbook, Vineyard Harvest: A Year of Good Food on Martha's Vineyard, and Tea Party and is the author and photographer of the outdoor travel book Discover Rhode Island.
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Christie Matheson goes over a variety of basics in an easy to understand fashion. She explains the differences between incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, why fluorescent is better, and how to manage the switch. She talks about how wasteful plastic bottled water is, why it causes a lot of harm to the environment to buy water in this fashion, and what your options are.
She goes over the small differences you can make in your daily routine that really add up. Cut your shower length by 2 minutes to save 400 pounds of carbon a year. Uncharge your cell phone charger when not in use for another 100 pounds a year. These are things that are better for you anyway - your skin does much better with short showers - but you might not have thought about them before.
Wash your clothes in cold water. The heat really doesn't do anything at all with modern detergents, and if anything it might set a stain rather than let it wash out. Use recycled paper in your paper towels - if everyone in the US did that just once we'd save 1/2 million trees. Eat local foods, to save on the shipping impact of exhaust and gas.
We live in a consumer society. We buy things without thinking about their impact on our world. If each of us just made small changes - buying recycled paper cards, getting "non-thing" gifts for people like massage gift certificates or restaurant gift certificates, turning off lights when we left rooms - the impact could be phenomenal. Christie points these things out in an engaging manner.
Highly recommended! Then donate your copy to your local library, so even more people can learn from the information, and your own house reduces on its clutter!