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

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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 ...

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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

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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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762438778
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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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  • Posted July 26, 2010

    The Just Green It Solution

    Thinking green is a popular concept. But for many that is all it is. The general belief is that going green in every day living is impractical, costly and not as effieient as the non green alternatives. Ron and Lisa in their book JUST GREEN IT, recognize this concern. Thet are not asking you to embrace the green movement all at once. Rather they provide a simple format each individual can follow to go green. It is on a product by product basis so the commitment is not all or nothing. It lets you as an individual make decesions based on your comfort level. Most importantly, Ron and Lisa highlight how many of the green products not only preserve the enviroment but are safer for you as a consumer to use. For instance traditional methods of lawn care products contain pesticides that are linked to cancer. If you have children who run around on the lawn this presents a real risk. Thus Ron and Lisa provide real value with their suggestions that we can all relate to. By using enviromentally friendly products you the individual are protecting yourself. That doing so is affordable, practical, with end results that are comparable with existing non green solutions. A win win situation is created since by safe-guarding yourself you are safe-guarding the enviroment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2010

    Great Green Tips! Highly recommend this book!

    I recently received my (autographed) copy of "Just Green It" and I love it! The side by side comparisons are so helpful and even things I thought were healthy, apparently need to be "skipped"! I especially like the cleaning products in your book and look forward to swapping those out too! Making greener choices make you feel great in so many ways and they are all so easy to do! I highly recommend this book to any person or family that feels compelled to help our planet and Go Green! All of the eco-tips, ideas, green-it swaps are smart, simple and so easy to implement into your daily routine!

    Your Green Friend, JP Preza

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  • Posted July 22, 2010

    Just Green it is GREEN-errriffic!!!!!

    I enjoyed my autographed copy and even got to meet with the co-authors Ron and Lisa Beres. The book is wonderfully designed, even the new 'green-er' can benefit largely from owning this book. Tips and Guidelines are clear and concise. A must- have for your home library. The website has a plethera of "green" items that have made a home a happier, greener, healthy home. Ron and Lisa-- thank you for your green expertise! I value and appreciate all that you do!


    Best,
    Miss Emily
    owner of Emily's Piano Studio
    pianolessonsbyemily.com

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  • Posted June 28, 2010

    Great (and handy) read!

    Lisa and Ron Beres have really poured their passion and knowledge of green living into this book. With interesting and relevant information on making greener choices on everything from diaper cream, to booking a hotel, to cookies, you are sure to learn something new. I highly recommend this fascinating read.

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  • Posted June 11, 2010

    I LOVE THIS BOOK, EASY TO FOLLOW AND I CAN TAKE IT WITH ME SHOPPING

    Of all the books I have read and I have read many on what to buy and what not to buy this is by far the most helpful. Most books just say what to buy yet they fail to tell you why. Or they will tell you what is not good without telling you why. I take this book with me shopping and find it easy to use and so helpful when it comes to using Green, healthy items. Green has become so BIG yet so many items that are NOT truely GREEN say Green on the. Thanks for such a GREAT BOOK its long over due.

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  • Posted June 8, 2010

    Try this one for a Book Club read. It makes for great conversation!

    The informative comparisons in Just Green it! were spot on. I was surprised how clear the numerous illustrations were using the Kindle. It's a fun read that makes you think about a healthier life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2010

    A Checklist for Healthy Living

    This book is awesome. As a Building Biologist and Healthy Home coach so many people I meet tell me they don't know where to start. Well Lisa and Ron Beres took care of that for you. As fellow Building Biologist they really do think beyond green to healthy. This book is a checklist a guide to health. My advice is just do it. Go page by page and change your life for the better. Give it as a gift packaged with a few of the suggestions for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, holiday gifts. Really show people you care about their health and a great benefit is that Mother Earth benefits as well.

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