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Posted April 29, 2009
Packed With Value!
Living in a newly incorporated city, this book has spurred my interest into finding out what programs my community offers and what, if any, master energy plan is set for my city's future. I love the benefit of the plentiful pages of resources that may help jump-start a green energy plan/program for individuals, organizations, cities, and so forth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Being that my city has mostly new homes that are Energy Star construction compliant, it would seem that we were doing all we can do. However, I learned through this guide about multiple other ways my family can come close to a zero-waste family and ways I can teach my children how to better treat the earth on which we live.
I'm also excited to start a green-type fundraising effort for my kids' schools and I think the parents, faculty, and students will be able to get just as excited!
I love the informative charts that explain how to dispose of differing types of waste appropriately. I also love the easy-to-understand descriptions of those little recycle symbols and numbers. They are really great references for my family's recycling program.
What is most helpful is that the author, Terra Wellington, obviously has experiences with her own family with the things she has written about. That makes my family's "green goals" seem attainable and makes me excited to see the results of our efforts.
Posted March 29, 2009
Best green guide available
I had been looking for a really good green guide to help me understand all this eco stuff for some time. This is the best one I have found thus far. And it is geared toward a real person with a family, so it's not intimidating. It also explains the background behind all this green stuff that you read about in the papers so that you're not ignorant anymore about your choices -- now I know what Obama talks about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I didnn't understand all the green terminology or what to look for to keep my family safe, but this book explained it all to me and will be a permanent reference in my home -- right next to Betty Crocker's cookbook.
I'd like to see another book by Ms. Wellington that tells more stories about average Americans going green -- think that would be entertaining and be an interesting read.