Just Green It!: Simple Swaps to Save Your Health and the Planet

Just Green It!: Simple Swaps to Save Your Health and the Planet

by Ron Beres, Lisa Beres
     
 

Going Green has never been so easy!

The array of so-called “green” products on the market is dizzying and often misleading. Consumers need one reference book that clearly lays out what is the better choice—between brands, benefits, and costs. Just Green It! compares brand-name products, making it easy for consumers to make

Overview

Going Green has never been so easy!

The array of so-called “green” products on the market is dizzying and often misleading. Consumers need one reference book that clearly lays out what is the better choice—between brands, benefits, and costs. Just Green It! compares brand-name products, making it easy for consumers to make environmentally friendly choices on everything from light bulbs to mattresses to baby food. It tells you which products are the best for the planet and also healthy for you, your kids, your home, and your budget. For the average consumer, this means clarity of green definitions and product comparisons that are no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

Authors Ron and Lisa Beres debunk the “greenwashing” that is so prevalent in modern marketing and teach readers how to know the difference between such confusing terms as “natural,” “organic,” “chemical free,” and “nontoxic.”

Full of surprising facts and lots of ways to save money and help the environment, this is an essential book for the modern age. Did you know that …
The Great Wall of China and the Staten Island Landfill—Fresh Kills—are the only two manmade structures on Earth that are large enough to be seen from outer space.
It is a higher carbon footprint to drink imported vodka?
The phosphoric acid in soda leaches calcium from our bones and can lead to osteoporosis?

The Green Movement is concerned about the effects of our collective carbon footprint on the planet. A “green home” is one that does not endanger the planet’s health. The Beres, on the other hand, are concerned with how our footprint is endangering the health and well being of each individual.

A guidebook for navigating the oversaturated Green marketplace, Just Green It! is a must have for today’s tough economy.
 

Just GREEN It! was chosen in May 2011 as an honorable mention by San Francisco’s 2011 Green Book Festival

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Doris J Rapp, M.D. author of Our Toxic World, A Wake Up Call, drrapp.com
“I can unequivocally recommend this book, Green This, Not That! for anyone who has challenging medical problems that appear to be related in some way to an environmental exposure or food. It is a treasure of practical information you want and need to know. There are many tips on alternative inexpensive green choices for many things. This book has the help you been looking for.”

Maria Shriver, First Lady of California

“[Ron and Lisa] address the important issues of making this world greener one step at a time.”

Sally Jessy Raphael, Emmy Award Winning TV Talk Show Host
Just Green It! is an empowering resource for living a greener and healthier life. Ron and Lisa have crafted an authentic guide on what to look for when making household purchasing decisions for virtually every aspect of your home and personal care choices.”

Trista and Ryan Sutter, ABC’s Bachelorette
“Just Green It! is loaded with helpful tips and advice on making greener choices. As parents of two, we also appreciate how the information it provides benefits not just the planet, but the well being of our children.”

Chelsea Handler, Comedian, The Chelsea Lately Show
"I love Ron and Lisa for having a good enough sense of humor to appear on my show . . . . They are the reason I started going green."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762438778
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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What People are saying about this

Trista and Ryan Sutter
“Just Green It! is loaded with helpful tips and advice on making greener choices. As parents of two, we also appreciate how the information it provides benefits not just the planet, but the well being of our children.”--(Trista and Ryan Sutter, ABC’s Bachelorette)
Doris J Rapp
“I can unequivocally recommend this book, Green This, Not That! for anyone who has challenging medical problems that appear to be related in some way to an environmental exposure or food. It is a treasure of practical information you want and need to know. There are many tips on alternative inexpensive green choices for many things. This book has the help you been looking for.”--(Doris J Rapp, M.D. author of Our Toxic World, A Wake Up Call, drrapp.com)
Chelsea Handler
"I love Ron and Lisa for having a good enough sense of humor to appear on my show . . . . They are the reason I started going green."--(Chelsea Handler, Comedian, The Chelsea Lately Show)
Sally Jessy Raphael
“Just Green It! is an empowering resource for living a greener and healthier life. Ron and Lisa have crafted an authentic guide on what to look for when making household purchasing decisions for virtually every aspect of your home and personal care choices.”--(Sally Jessy Raphael, Emmy Award Winning TV Talk Show Host)
Maria Shriver
“[Ron and Lisa] address the important issues of making this world greener one step at a time.”--(Maria Shriver, First Lady of California)

Meet the Author

Ron and Lisa Beres are certified green building professionals (CGBP), Building Biologists (BBEC), and owners of a popular Web site. Ron and Lisa have appeared on The Today Show, The Doctors, Fox and Friends, Discover/Planet Green’s Greenovate, Chelsea Lately, Living Well with Montel Williams, and Lisa is a green correspondent for the Sally Jessy Raphael radio show. Their consulting business includes celebrities as well as Fortune 1000 companies. They live in the Los Angeles area.

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