Friday, 16 November 2007

Living Green

This title may be familiar to you already, but was new to me. A slim volume of great information to encourage healthy lives and a healthy planet. It does contain resources given to help you find businesses that sell Eco products, but I wouldn't say the resources given are as comprehensive as in other similar books. In my opinion, the strength of this book is in it's approach to making living green positive and attainable in a one-step-at-a-time way. This makes for an encouraging read. I enjoyed seeing the lists of simple steps to help make everyday choices better for personal health and the environment. Simple things like showers (using a filter to remove the chlorine) instead of baths and changing from using harmful chemicals to clean with to simple effective natural ones (think vinegar, baking soda and vegetable based soaps). These may not be new to those already avidly pursuing a greener lifestyle, but the author has made many short lists for "green" choices which encompass other facets of our day to day living. I support his information sharing approach in encouraging people to think about their choices and to know why living green is better for everyone. Each step towards living more consciously really does contribute to helping our planet and all life here.
It's a pretty quick read and in my opinion, well worth it.


Samantha said...

Thanks for the book review Katherine, I have put it on hold!

Louise said...

If all of us can play a small part in this huge problem it will make such a difference to our environment, I am very committed to recycling. Your tips for cleaning products have just reminded me I have a lot of housework to get done today. I must confess to having a lazy approach when it comes to the cleaning products I buy, but I shall do my best to be more selective from now on. Louise x

Jade said...

Thanks for letting us know about the book, Katherine. I'm intrigued and interested to get it now. I do think we need to be more mindful of how everything we do affects the environment. Cheerio!