It’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living


It's Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living


It’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living .Surveys find that over 80 percent of Americans agree with the goals of the environmental movement. Sadly, most Americans admit to doing little more than basic recycling when it comes to acting on that disposition. What is the reason for this great divide between environmental sentiment in this country and individual actions? Author and environmental consultant Crissy Trask seeks to answer this question-and solve the disparity-with a new book that makes it easy to be an environmentalist, no matter how busy or hectic your lifestyle.

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.

 

This is a day to day guide with simple, practical suggestions that anyone can put into action, like:

It's Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living

It's Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living

  • 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, so you’ll save money!
  • How to make effective 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 is how to be green for 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 tips for cultivating a sustainable environment.

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Green Cleaning “The Essential Guide to a Green Cleaning Life — With Our Favorite Green Cleaning Recipe’s & Tips!”


Green Cleaning "The Essential Guide to a Green Cleaning Life -- With Our Favorite Green Cleaning Recipe's & Tips!"


Green Cleaning "The Essential Guide to a Green Cleaning Life -- With Our Favorite Green Cleaning Recipe's & Tips!"

Green Cleaning "The Essential Guide to a Green Cleaning Life -- With Our Favorite Green Cleaning Recipe's & Tips!"

Your mission, if you accept is to get rid of some of world’s most dangerous toxic cleaners. These cleaners attack our society with irritants to the lungs, eyes, and skin and cause asthma, increase risk of cancer and downright may incapacitate you with diarrhea (I’m not kidding here!). Your mission — Eliminate toxic cleaners and replace them with Green Cleaning products. In this “Green Cleaning” beginners guide you’ll learn the truth about our current cleaning products enemy and learn numerous tactics to vanquish them with Green Cleaning.

[square_ad]You’ll also learn:
– Do green cleaning products work better than regular cleaning products?
– How to decide on switching to Green?
– How effective is green cleaning products
– Is the world ready for green cleaning products?
– Which is best homemade natural cleaning or store bought green cleaning products?
– What are some of your favorite “recipes” for green cleaning products?
– Is “green cleaning” really the best way? My friends are all cleaning with vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
– Bonus Green Cleaning resources on 10 websites you can’t live without…

– And much more…

Let’s face it — Why settle for an eBook that doesn’t answer your question’s directly? You deserve the best information possible and answers to your questions pronto and it gets no better than “Green Cleaning!” Thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoy this eBook as immensely as I enjoy providing you with answers to your Green Cleaning questions. AJ Clarke

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The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green


The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green


The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green

The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green

SAVE THE WORLD IN STYLE!

How to be green? Lower your carbon footprint—in your favorite pair of stilettos—with THE ECO CHICK GUIDE TO LIFE. Here you’ll find hundreds of ideas on how to be ecologically smart and still be stylish and trend-setting. You don’t have to sacrifice to go green—you can eat well, dress well, and live well once you learn how to:

Learn where to shop for vintage and recycled jewelry (mining practices for gold and silver are notoriously polluting).

Wear sustainable threads—organic cotton, peace silk, bamboo—or look for funky reconstructed designs made from vintage fabrics.Find shoes made from naturally tanned and dyed leather, hemp, or made from recycled materials…that still look incredibly chic.Party it up- with the planet in mind! Make your next fiesta fabulous with organic beverages, seasonal food from the farmer’s market, and more.

Pretty-up with organic, biodegradable hair products, body washes, moisturizers, and make-up—better for you and the planet’s water supplies! This is how to be green! We’ll explain why and what to look for.How to earn points while convincing your boss to go green in your office.

[square_ad]Travel green and still see the world in style! Save cash with some Earth-loving swaps around your apartment, dorm or house.

…and more. Let these and other easy-to-follow, fun and fashionable tips help you to feel great while doing good. You and Mother Nature will look fabulous!

This book is printed on recycled paper.

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Power From the Wind: Achieving Energy Independence


Power From the Wind: Achieving Energy Independence


Power From the Wind: Achieving Energy Independence

Power From the Wind: Achieving Energy Independence

Faced with frequent power outages, skyrocketing energy costs, and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources, homeowners and businesses are beginning to explore ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint and to achieve greater independence.

Power From the Wind is an easy-to-understand guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems and includes information on the following:

  • Ways to assess wind resources at your site
  • Wind turbines, towers, inverters, and batteries
  • Installation, maintenance, and costs

This book is designed to help readers make the smartest, most economical choices. Readers will gain the knowledge they need to make wise decisions during the design, purchase, and installation of small wind energy systems and to communicate effectively with wind system installers.

Dan Chiras is an internationally acclaimed author who has published over twenty-four books, including The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy. He is a certified wind site assessor and has installed several residential wind systems. [square_ad]Dan lives in a passive solar home in Evergreen, Colorado. Mick Sagrillo is the wind technology specialist for Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy. Ian Woofenden is a wind electricity editor, writer, workshop coordinator, instructor, and user in Washington’s San Juan Islands.

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Power from the Sun: A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity


Power from the Sun: A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity


Power from the Sun: A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity [Paperback] Easy-to-understand, accurate, and comprehensive, this is the guide for anyone interested in installing a solar electric system.

Power from the Sun provides a basic understanding of electricity, solar energy and the sun, and solar site assessment. It discusses the types of photovoltaics (PVs) and PV systems, advances in PVs, charge controllers, inverters, batteries, and generators, as well as the installation and maintenance of a PV system.

This book is written for the layperson and is designed to raise the solar electricity literacy of readers. It provides a great overview of the many options available and is designed to help homeowners make wise decisions during the design, purchase, and installation of solar electric systems—and save a lot of money.

Providing readers with the knowledge necessary to communicate effectively with PV installers, Power From the Sun is a great guide for homeowners, business owners, installers, architects, building department officials, utility company employees, and just about anyone else who wants to lower their energy bills or achieve greater energy independence.

Dan Chiras is president of Sustainable Systems Design, Inc., a residential renewable energy and green building consulting firm, and is director of The Evergreen Institute’s Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author and has published twenty-five books, including The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Wind.

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Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard



Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh eggs aren’t the only benefit — chickens can actually help your garden grow and thrive, even as your garden does the same for your chickens.

In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom covers everything a gardener needs to know, including chicken-keeping basics, simple garden plans to get you started, tips on attractive fencing options, the best plants and plants to avoid, and step-by-step instructions for getting your chicken garden up and running.

For anyone who wants a fabulous garden where colorful chickens happily roam, Free-Range Chicken Gardens is the guide that will bring the dream home to roost.

Grow Your Own Tree Hugger: 101 activities to teach your child how to live green




This one-of-a-kind guide delivers 101 forward-thinking activities and projects that teach children sustainable living habits. Readers will discover hands-on projects in cooking, crafts and science that address global warming, saving energy, recycling and reusing packaging and bags, and growing and eating locally-grown foods, among others.

Look Great, Live Green: Choosing Bodycare Products that Are Safe for You, Safe for the Planet



Body care and eco-consciousness need not be mutually exclusive, according to Deborah Burnes. In Part I of this timely book, she explains the historical roots of the search for beauty, and how it has led to a $60 billion cosmetics industry that misleads and confuses consumers on everything from product effectiveness to toxicity. In Part II, Burnes details options for buying natural and organic products in a range of budgets, with each graded on a “good,” “better,” or “best” scale in terms of chemical content and overall health impact. Part III discusses the positive effects chemical-free products have on overall health, and how those effects are expressed in the appearance of our skin. Part IV contains a wealth of facts, tips, and shortcuts to help consumers experience living green and enhancing personal beauty. Written in an engaging style but based in science, Look Great, Live Green offers a fresh perspective on living an eco-friendly, body-friendly, beauty-friendly lifestyle.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss [Hardcover]


The Lorax (Classic Seuss)


The Lorax book coverWhen Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the “save our planet” mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth’s environment. In The Lorax, we find what we’ve come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more–a powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.

The now remorseful Once-ler–our faceless, bodiless narrator–tells the story himself. Long ago this enterprising villain chances upon a place filled with wondrous Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and Humming-Fishes. Bewitched by the beauty of the Truffula Tree tufts, he greedily chops them down to produce and mass-market Thneeds. (“It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a glove. It’s a hat.”) As the trees swiftly disappear and the denizens leave for greener pastures, the fuzzy yellow Lorax (who speaks for the trees “for the trees have no tongues”) repeatedly warns the Once-ler, but his words of wisdom are for naught. Finally the Lorax extricates himself from the scorched earth (by the seat of his own furry pants), leaving only a rock engraved “UNLESS.” Thus, with his own colorful version of a compelling morality play, Dr. Seuss teaches readers not to fool with Mother Nature. But as you might expect from Seuss, all hope is not lost–the Once-ler has saved a single Truffula Tree seed! Our fate now rests in the hands of a caring child, who becomes our last chance for a clean, green future. (Ages 4 to 8)

“Unless someone like you…cares a whole awful lot…nothing is going to get better…It’s not.”

Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth’s natural beauty.

“The big, colorful pictures and the fun images, word plays and rhymes make this an amusing exposition of the ecology crisis.”—School Library Journal.

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Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street [Paperback]


Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street


The protest movement that captivated the nation and paved the path for Occupy Wall Street. More than 100,000 public employees, teachers, students, and their allies descended on the capital in Madison, Wisconsin after Governor Scott Walker announced his plan to eliminate the right of public sector employees to unionize. The struggle (and the Democratic caucus’ escape to Indiana in order to prevent a quorum from being reached) elicited extensive national media coverage and debate—as well as enormous grassroots support for protestors. Uprising provides an anatomy of the event and its implications for the political future of the nation. As state legislatures across the US (in Ohio and New Hampshire, to name a few) take up union busting measures, Nichols shows how the Wisconsin case is a blueprint for progressives around America who’ve had enough. He also explores how Wisconsin protesters organized and inspired the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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