Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying

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Internationally renowned financial expert and bestselling author David Bach has always urged readers to put their financial lives in line with their values. But what if your values are a cleaner and greener earth? Most people think that "going green" is an expensive choice they can't afford. Bach is here to say that you can have both: a life in line with your green values and a million dollars in the bank.

Go Green, Live Rich outlines fifty ways to make your life, your home, ...

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Overview

Internationally renowned financial expert and bestselling author David Bach has always urged readers to put their financial lives in line with their values. But what if your values are a cleaner and greener earth? Most people think that "going green" is an expensive choice they can't afford. Bach is here to say that you can have both: a life in line with your green values and a million dollars in the bank.

Go Green, Live Rich outlines fifty ways to make your life, your home, your shopping, and your finances greener-and get rich trying. From driving the right car to making your home energy smart, Bach offers ways to improve the environment while you spend less, save more, earn more, and pay fewer taxes. Best of all, he shows you exactly how to take advantage of the "green wave" in personal finance without the difficult work of evaluating individual stocks. What's more, he will get you thinking about a green business of your own so you can help the world along as it is changing for the better.

David Bach is on a mission to teach the world that you can live a great life by living a green life. With Go Green, Live Rich, you can live in line with your eco-values on the road to financial freedom.

About the Author:
David Bach is the author of seven consecutive national bestsellers

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Bach (The Automatic Millionaire; Start Late, Finish Rich) offers a multitude of suggestions for conserving the planet-and your money-in this attractive and accessible guide. A few of Bach's tips require making a serious commitment (growing your own vegetables, using recyclable energy, trading in your car for a fuel-efficient model); others such as unplugging unused appliances, switching to compact fluorescent bulbs and eating less meat are simple-if familiar-ways to go green. Bach also advocates making environmental consciousness a family value (spending more family time in nature, taking volunteer vacations), greening holidays by using recycled wrapping paper, sending e-cards and "tree-cycling." Bach clarifies how the most conservative changes in lifestyle can yield radical results: "If every U.S. computer and monitor were turned off at night, the nation could shut eight large power stations and avoid emitting 7 million tons of CO2every year." In the "Finish Rich" section, Bach turns his attention from going green to getting green-investing the money you save in eco-friendly businesses. A winning and wise guide, this book-printed on recycled paper with proceeds going to a green advocacy group-will find a large audience. (Apr.)

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More than 5 million David Bach books in print!

Praise for Go Green, Live Rich

“Great news: there is no green premium!  By demonstrating how going green can fit any budget, David Bach shows that good environmental and financial decisions go hand-in-hand.   Bach's Go Green, Live Rich gives great tips, useful to everyone, about how to save money and the planet at once."
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

“Yet another powerful reason to go green!  Thankfully for our species, going green can also mean saving some green.  Go Green, Live Rich shows you exactly how a lot of small steps added together can change your life in more ways than one."
- Graham Hill, TreeHugger.com and PlanetGreen.com

“I LOVE IT.  LOVE IT.  LOVE IT.  This is just what the world needs.  Not a bunch of touchy feely, mumbo jumbo, but real world solutions that show why going green is just plain smart.  Fantastic.”
- Steve Fleischli, President, Waterkeeper Alliance

“David Bach has done it again! As a green affordable housing developer, I enthusiastically recommend Go Green, Live Rich!  Packed with tips and tools, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to make their home--and their life--more eco-friendly.”
- Josh Lockwood, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity — New York City

Go Green, Live Rich is as much about saving money as it is about preserving our world of natural wonders for future generations. This is the rich-green-book of a promising tomorrow.”
- Matthew Modine, Founder: Bicycle for a Day

Go Green, Live Rich is the ultimate toolkit for greening the planet and our wallets at the same time. No one does a better job than David Bach in showing us the practical strategies for how to enjoy living sustainably.”
- Terry Tamminen, Cullman Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

“David Bach has created a truly easy to read, simple step by step plan for everyday consumers and business owners to make small changes towards achieving a greener way of life. From raising your baby to running your company, David shows you how to make positive changes on our planet as well as our bank accounts. Going green can definitely make everyone a little richer.”
- Bradford Rand, President, Go Green Expo

“Finally, a book that debunks the myth that you have to BE rich to live green. In fact, it's the other way around: by living green you can GET rich -- it's the ultimate win-win. Never before has this been spelled out so clearly, simply, practically. A must-read for anyone who wants to live wisely and responsibly in a world of rocketing energy prices and climate imbalance.”
- Amanda Griscom Little, award-winning environmental journalist and columnist for Grist.org

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616850432
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publication date: 6/4/2010
  • Pages: 175
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bach is the author of seven consecutive national bestsellers, including the number-one New York Times bestsellers The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich and, most recently, the number-one bestseller The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner. There are over five million copies of his books in print, and they have been translated into fifteen languages. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show six times and is a featured columnist on Yahoo! Finance. To read an excerpt from any of David Bach’s books, visit his web site at www.finishrich.com.

HILLARY ROSNER is a journalist who covers environmental issues. She worked on Al Gore’s runaway bestseller An Inconvenient Truth and writes frequently for the New York Times.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     x
Why Go Green?     2
Getting Started: Know Your Impact     8
Drive Smart, Finish Rich     16
Get Energy Smart     30
Go Low Flow     50
Green Your Real Estate Strategy     58
Shop Green, Spend Less     66
Profit by Recycling     86
Make Green a Family Value     96
Go Green at Work     112
Finish RICH: Make Your First Green Million     130
Give Green     144
A Final Word     158
Sources     160
Acknowledgments     170
Index     172

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