The Mom's Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home [NOOK Book]

Overview


With the multitude of green choices available, how can moms determine what will be best for their families?and the environment? Terra Wellington has the answers. This user-friendly and invaluable resource is packed with hundreds of easy green how-tos including:

? Shopping: Get the most bang for your buck by purchasing organic foods that would otherwise have high pesticide residue, like apples, grapes, green peppers, peaches, and pears.

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Overview


With the multitude of green choices available, how can moms determine what will be best for their families—and the environment? Terra Wellington has the answers. This user-friendly and invaluable resource is packed with hundreds of easy green how-tos including:

• Shopping: Get the most bang for your buck by purchasing organic foods that would otherwise have high pesticide residue, like apples, grapes, green peppers, peaches, and pears.

• Kitchen: Save money and water by scraping—not rinsing— dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Today’s models are so efficient that rinsing is not necessary.

• Home office: Screensavers don’t save energy. Instead have the computer switch to sleep mode when idle.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A very useable guide, with practical ideas and smart information. Perfect if you’re getting overwhelmed by all the green-speak out there." – Gabrielle Blair, Founder DesignMom.com

"The Mom’s Guide is compelling without using scare tactics or manipulation. Every page is full of great information." – Jessica Gottlieb, Eco Child’s Play

"A dedicated eco-mom delivers practical guidelines for greening your world. Wellington will teach you how to raise a green family and provide tools to become an environmentally conscious citizen. Written with the busy mom in mind, advice ranges from simple suggestions for reducing waste to full-blown eco-overhauls for the home, such as getting your house LEED-certified." – Ann Wycoff, VIV Magazine

"Author Terra Wellington helps moms navigate the clutter of green choices and determine what's best for their families and the environment. Moms can explore ways to live consciously, shop wisely and embrace the green life." – Justin Williams, The News Journal and Gannett News Service

"It’s not meant for hardcore environmentalists, but for people like us who just want to do our part to protect the planet and its limited resources." – Top-Ten Examiner for Family and Parenting Channel Jackie Kass, Examiner.com

"This is an easy to apply guide filled with hundreds of green tips. There’s something for everyone to start doing their part in saving the earth!" – Kimberly Coleman for MomintheCity.com and contributor at New York Metro Parenting Guide

"This practical guide is jam-packed with hundreds of "green" suggestions that can help us save our environment. For example, Wellington suggests that we contact the manager of our neighborhood grocery store to make certain that it carries locally grown produce, we buy coffee that is USDA organic and fair trade certified, and we keep our family diets free of food tainted with pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or genetic engineering." – Larry Cox, Tucson Citizen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429964630
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 678 KB

Meet the Author


Terra Wellington has been a popular television guest on such programs as The Montel Williams Show, WGN Chicago, and WCBS This Morning in New York due to her expertise in wellness and lifestyle topics.  A Second City-trained actress and improv artist, Terra is the former wellness editor of Fit Body and Real magazines.  Terra is a supporter of homeopathy and ocean conservation, and she writes at the blog MomsandthePlanet.com covering healthy living and the environment.
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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.

    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.

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  • Posted March 29, 2009

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    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.

    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.

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