The Mom's Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home

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Macmillan, Mar 17, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages
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With the multitude of green choices available, how can moms determine what will be best for their families—and the environment? Terra Wellington has the answers.

This user-friendly and invaluable resource is packed with hundreds of easy green how-tos including:

• Shopping: Get the most bang for your buck by purchasing organic foods that would otherwise have high pesticide residue, like apples, grapes, green peppers, peaches, and pears.

• Kitchen: Save money and water by scraping—not rinsing— dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Today's models are so efficient that rinsing is not necessary.

• Home office: Screensavers don't save energy. Instead have the computer switch to sleep mode when idle.

 

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User Review  - sfisk - LibraryThing

All in all this book has tons of great information, and also has links to other sources as well. It has lots of helpful tables and charts, and also formulas to make your own cleaning solutions. I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - smithwil - LibraryThing

I was pleasantly surprised how comprehensive this treatment of "going green" for the family and for the family in the community was. For some, it may be too comprehensive, frankly. I wouldn't ... Read full review

Contents

Taking Control of Your Indoor Climate
1
Using Elements the EcoFriendly Way
34
Great Ways to Green Every Room in Your House
54
Getting Down and Dirty the EcoFriendly Way
74
Add to the Health and Safety of Your Outdoors
113
Be a Conscious Consumer
139
Move and Play Green
181
An EarthFriendly Influence in the Office
219
Care About Important Issues and Do Something About Them
242
Resources
289
Notes
311
Index
315
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Terra Wellington has been a popular television guest on such programs as The Montel Williams Show, WGN Chicago, and WCBS This Morning in New York due to her expertise in wellness and lifestyle topics. A Second City-trained actress and improv artist, Terra is the former wellness editor of Fit Body and Real magazines. Terra is a supporter of homeopathy and ocean conservation, and she writes at the blog www.MomsandthePlanet.com covering healthy living and the environment.

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