A Good Life

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Eden Project Books, 2005 - Reference - 304 pages
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A comprehensive reference guide and directory on how to live ethically. Recognising the power of the ordinary consumer and the myriad of choices we face in our daily lives, the book addresses every area of life from the food we eat (where to shop, box schemes, organic/fair trade, grow-your-own), to the workplace (ethical employers, recycling etc), the kitchen (which white goods to buy and how to use them ethically), the bathroom (from use of cosmetics to water consumption), how to take an ethical holiday, assessing financial decisions, the garden, use of energy, healthcare, your local community, pets, clothing, cleaning, furniture and entertainment (how cultural choices make a difference - eg downloading music vs CDs). Each section has an introduction, then A-Z listing and then a cumulative comprehensive factual directory. Colour photographs, charts and diagrams throughout. A GOOD LIFE is designed by David Eldridge - well-known for his groundbreaking book designs (eg River Cafe Cook Book) and also for work for the BBC, the Labour Party and Issey Miyake.

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About the author (2005)

Leo Hickman is a journalist, editor and consumer expert at the Guardian. He is the author of How to Buy and A Life Stripped Bare. He is married to Jane, and has two daughters and a son. They live in south London.

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