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Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living

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I started reading this book thinking that I probably wouldn't learn anything new. That is probably true about the practical tips that they give at the end of every chapter. There was nothing there that made me say: "This is brilliant, I never thought of this before!".

 

But this isn't just a practical guide to greening your life. It is also packed with information about global warming and environmental degradation, a lot of which was new to me and found very useful. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about making greener choices and most importantly want to know why these are better choices. Another plus of this book is the interviews towards the end of each chapter, with green professionals as well as envornmentalists. It was nice to read all these different voices.

 

The format of the book is really convenient, it makes it easy to quickly find information on a particular topic and can be read in any sequence you find fit.

 

But the best reason I would recommend this book and why I believe it would make a great present is that it does not argue that greener choices are better to save the earth. Even though it is a good enough reason for me, it does not resonate with most people. Instead they argue that greener choices make more economic sense and they are not just for the hippie croud anymore. An argument that I am sure we will be hearing more in the future.

 

Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living
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The time to save the planet is now. Ready? Set? Green! Living green means reversing climate change, but it also means protecting your kids and pets, improving your own health, and saving money. And it doesn’t necessarily demand a radical overhaul of your life–just some simple adjustments, such as switching to healthier cleaning products and driving fewer miles each week. Written by the visionaries at Treehugger.com, the most heavily trafficked site of its kind, Ready, Set, Green is the definitive (and recyclable) guide to modern green living. It offers solutions to make your home, office, car, and vacation more eco-friendly. For example: • Using a dishwasher instead of hand washing will save you 5,000 gallons of water annually.• Eating less beef will save you 250 pounds of CO2 per year.• Washing your clothes in cold water instead of hot will save 200 pounds of CO2 annually.• Replacing three of your home’s most frequently used lightbulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs will save 300 pounds of CO2 every year.Including advice on how to properly insulate your house, cancel junk mail, and choose fruits and veggies wisely, Ready, Set, Green will help you change the future of the planet and restore balance to your daily life.

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Additional Features
TypeGreen living
Release Date2008-05-20
EAN9780345503084
LabelVillard
List Price$15.00
ManufacturerVillard
PublisherVillard
StudioVillard
Number Of Items1
LanguagesEnglish
ISBN0345503082
AuthorMeaghan O'Neill
Number Of Pages240
Publication Date2008-05-20
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