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Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World
by Diane MacEachern Details
Learn how to make a difference simply by doing something you probably already enjoy doing: shopping!
Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming
by Laura Stec Details
Learn how to decrease your carbon footprint by eating global-cooling cuisine. This book presents the full cycle on how our agrochemical food system affects global warming and how global warming affects the food system. Delicious recipes included!
Earthtalk: Expert Answers to Everyday Questions about the Environment
by  E: the Environmental Magazine Details
Should I wash dishes by hand or in the dishwasher? Are cell phones really dangerous? Do childhood vaccines cause autism? Questions and answers from the archives of "Earthtalk," the column from E--The Environmental Magazine, are compiled in this reference for environmentally conscious consumers. Organized by topic, such as food, shopping, living and working spaces, kids, and travel, answers are based on published research from well-known organizations, and give practical tips, brand names of recommended products, and contacts for organizations and web sites as sources of further information.
Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home
by Renée Loux Details
This manual clearly outlines simple steps to make each area of your home more eco-friendly.
Eco-Chic Home: Remake, Reuse & Recycle Your Way to Sustainable Style
by Emily Anderson Details
By featuring more than 60 projects that embrace the popular eco-ethic, Emily Anderson takes the DIY genre to every room in the house. This book proves that with a little ingenuity and thoughtful changes, everything old can be new again.
Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style
by Christie Matheson Details
Want to go green without giving up great style? If so, then this is the book for you.
Green Guide Families: The Complete Reference for Eco-Friendly Parents
by Catherine Zandonella Details
This guide to eco-friendly parenting is expertly organized and filled with practical advice, definitive explanations and imaginative ideas.
Green Living for Dummies
by Yvonne Jeffery Details
This book is the resource you need to start taking practical steps toward shrinking your footprint. It's great for beginners who need to know the basics of green living.
Live an Eco-Friendly Life: Smart Ways to Get Green and Stay That Way
by Natalia Marshall Details
This book contains 52 ways to get green and clean. Whether you're a committed tree-hugger or someone who doesn't know a pesticide from a compost heap, you're sure to find a wealth of simple yet meaningful changes that are easy to implement. With ideas on everything from recycling to reducing energy consumption, "Live an Eco-Friendly Life" will help readers save time, money and the earth all at the same time.
Practically Green: Your Guide to Ecofriendly Decision-Making
by Micaela Preston Details
This book takes the guesswork out of reading labels and will show you how to make smart, healthy purchases for your family without spending tedious hours researching the pros and cons of all of the products available on the market today. Each chapter is broken down into "Buy It" and "Do It" sections.
The Better World Handbook: Small Changes that Make a Big Difference
by Ellis Jones Details
Specifically designed to reach people who normally would not consider themselves activists, this updated edition of the best-selling handbook is directed to those who care about creating a more just, sustainable and socially responsible world but don't know where to begin.
The Everything Green Living Book: Easy Ways to Conserve Energy, Protect Your Family's Health, and Help Save the Environment
by Diane Gow McDilda Details
This is a great resource for those who have recently begun to reduce their impact on the environment and feel overwhelmed. This book gives an overview of the eco-friendly lifestyle and shows readers where to begin.
The Lazy Environmentalist
by Josh Dorfman Details
Living green sounds great, but it's hard to find the time and energy when you're already living a busy life. Let this book show you how to make small, easy steps that will add up to make a big difference.
True Green Life in 100 Everyday Ways
by Kim McKay Details
This is a collection of 100 completely new tips that touches on almost every dimension of our lives -- from our vacations, to our health, to our celebrations. Ten chapters present simple yet important things we can do to not only help the environment, but also to save money through smarter use of our resources.
Updated 01/03/2012
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