Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely

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Green Guide, Green Guide Magazine
National Geographic Books, 2008 - House & Home - 447 pages
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Paper or plastic? Organic or conventional? In a world that is rapidly going "green," how does the average person make decisions that are smart for the family—and good for the planet? The Green Guide is here to help, with the concepts and choices for Earth-conscious living. Presented in concise, information-packed chapters, this up-to-the-minute resource touches on every aspect of our lives, from grocery shopping to housecleaning to work, travel, and investing—enabling consumers to make informed decisions and simple changes that impact the planet in big ways. Easy-to-follow information and hundreds of fascinating sidebars, fact boxes, and other key elements recommend how you can replace unhealthy and environmentally damaging practices and products with more wholesome, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing alternatives. Neither scholarly nor scare-mongering in tone, the lively text has been written in partnership with a board of noted experts—offering readers the most authoritative, engaging, comprehensive, and in-depth reference of its kind.

Created by two of the strongest brands in conservation and the environment, and drawn from more than ten years of reputable coverage in The Green Guide newsletter, on-line and in print, this comprehensive resource is destined to become a must-have for millions of families and the first name in household reference books in this up-and-coming category.
 

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There has recently been a flood of books published about “going green” but this is probably the most comprehensive resource out there. It covers a variety of topics from housecleaning, groceries, and ... Read full review

Contents

EAT GREEN Healthy Sustainable Meals
13
BETTER HOUSEKEEPING Clean Green
69
POWER DOWN Appliances Electronics
93
GREEN BY DESIGN Environmentally Friendly Home Decor
129
HEALTHY BEAUTY Natural Personal Care
167
GREEN SLEEVES Clothing Accessories
209
GROWING UP GREEN Healthy Kids Babies
233
GETTING AROUND Transportation Travel
265
BUILDING THE FUTURE Green Home Improvement
289
GROW NATURAL Plant Garden Care
323
ANIMAL INSTINCT Natural Pet Care
357
GREEN AT WORK Sustainable Schoo Office Supplies
375
PLANETFRIENDLY FUN Holidays Recreation
387
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About the author (2008)

Donna Garlough is a writer and editor. She regularly writes for national publications including Martha Stewart’s Body+Soul magazine, Natural Health magazine, and National Geographic’s Green Guide newsletter.

Wendy Gordon is the founder of National Geographic’s Green Guide newsletter. She co-founded Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet with actress Meryl Streep.

Seth Bauer is the editorial director of National Geographic’s Green Guide newsletter. He served as editor-in-chief of several healthy lifestyle publications, including Body+Soul and Walking.

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