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Going Green Non-Fiction booklist

Want to live a greener lifestyle, but don’t know where to start? Check out some of these resources!

General

Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide for Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home by Renee Loux (648.5 L895e 2008)

Want to make more eco-friendly choices at home, but worried that it’s going to be expensive and challenging? Author Renee Loux dismisses this misconception by offering readers advice on simple and affordable means to clean and decorate their homes and pamper their skin in non-toxic and eco-smart ways.

 

Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple Everyday Choices by Mindy Pennybacker (333.72 P416d 2010 ) 

 Mindy Pennybacker provides readers simple, straighforward lists on positive and negative choices for a multitude of products they use on a daily basis.

 

Building/Restoration

Green Restorations: Sustainable Building and Historic Homes by Aaron Lubeck ( 728.0288 L928g 2010  )

Looking to restore or remodel an historic home? Preservation consultant and restoration contractor Aaron Lubeck lends readers expert advice on how to return older homes to their former glory using sustainable methods and green building techniques.

 

Practical Green Remodeling: Down-To-Earth Solutions for Everyday Homes by Barry Katz (643.7 K1978p 2010  )

If you want to go green while remodeling your home but don’t know where to begin, look no further than Practical Green Remodeling. Katz demonstrates how using cost efficient green methods can actually result in less waste, and lower maintenance costs, as well offering homeownersa more energy efficient and healthier home in which to live.

 

Green $ense for the Home by Eric Corey Freed and Kevin Daum (643.7 F8534g 2010  )

 Green building experts Eric Corey Feed and Kevin Daum offer readers fifty green home projects, providing evidence of the positive and negative impact they may have on both the environment and the reader’s paycheck.

 

Parenting and Family

Green-Guide Families: The Complete Reference for Eco-Friendly Parents by Catherine Zandonella  (649.1 Z27g 2010  )

As a trained scientist and mother of two, Catherine Zandonella is well-qualified to tackle key environmental issues that parents face today, such as lead-painted toys, the risks and benefits of vaccines, antibiotics and vitamins, how to manage food allergies and more.

 

The Eco-Nomical Baby Guide by Joy Hatch and Rebecca Kelley (649.1 H3614e 2010  )

Joy Hatch and Rebecca Kelley prove that it is possible to both go-green and raise a baby on the slenderest of budgets. The authors provide valuable eco-friendly tips on everything from diapers to preparing homemade organic baby food and beyond.

 

Cooking and Crafts

Craftcycle: 100 Earth Friendly Projects and Ideas for Everyday Living by Heidi Boyd (745.5 B789c 2009  )

Heidi Boyd provides ideas and detailed diagrams for one hundred quick crafts and larger projects readers can create using basic, seasonal materials or recycled items.

 

Knitting Green: Conversations and Planet Friendly Projects by Ann Budd (746.432041 B927k 2010  )

In addition to offering twenty designs for eco-friendly garments, accessories and home furnishings, this book shares the practical ways in which leading figures in the textile industry integrate green principles into their products and lives.

 

The Conscious Kitchen: The New Way to Buy and Cook Food — to Protect the Earth, Improve Your Health and Eat   Deliciously by Alexandra Zissu (641 Z81c 2010  )

Readers will never again have to wander the grocery or farmers market unsure of how to select the most eco-friendly and healthiest products for themselves and their families with this book in their hands. Alexandra Zissu offers practical advice on a multitude of culinary decisions facing readers based on what’s good for personal health and the planet and what tastes great.

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