In celebration of Earth Day this month, below are a sampling of books that focus on different ways that you can contribute to a green planet right in your own home! These books, along with countless others in the library, can help you make your home and your life more environmentally friendly.
The simple “green manual,” Easy Green Living is based on the author’s TV series dealing with green home and garden care issues. The author provides basic tips to make healthy living affordable and not time consuming. By not overwhelming the reader with too many suggestions, Loux breaks down and gives examples of small daily differences that you can make to be more environmentally friendly and peppers each chapter with a “5 Step List” of products that can be easily found in your home.
Super Natural Home by Beth Greer is a fantastic resource for the environmentally conscious family with its easy to use format with helpful quizzes that identify a home’s “toxic hot zones.” Chapters include tips on healthy tap water, indoor air quality and safer alternatives to household cleaners.
Green Goes with Everything Transform your home into a “safe sanctuary” free of harsh chemicals with this book by author Sloan Barnett. The author advises on the best ways to make healthy and safe choices for your family. Topics featured in the book include healthy food preparation, cleaning solutions and safe water tips.
Green Housekeeping is an extensive resource by Ellen Sandbeck and includes chapters such as: clearing clutter and organizing your belongings in an environmentally sound way and learning to live without some toxins that could be found in homes, as a few examples. Green Housekeeping contains numerous ancedotes that are authoritative and useful to help families save money and time – something we all can use!