The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World

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Sure there are people who chain themselves to old-growth trees, raise their one child diaper-free, and make their own soap. The Virtuous Consumer is for the rest of us, struggling to make choices that are better for the planet-and for us. Leslie Garrett has created a comprehensive reference guide that-like a smart, funny, and eco-conscious friend-will steer you toward ethical purchases for everything from lipstick to cars, kids' toys to a new mattress. The Virtuous Consumer is your key to shopping consciously and...
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The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World

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Overview

Sure there are people who chain themselves to old-growth trees, raise their one child diaper-free, and make their own soap. The Virtuous Consumer is for the rest of us, struggling to make choices that are better for the planet-and for us. Leslie Garrett has created a comprehensive reference guide that-like a smart, funny, and eco-conscious friend-will steer you toward ethical purchases for everything from lipstick to cars, kids' toys to a new mattress. The Virtuous Consumer is your key to shopping consciously and creating a simpler, greener lifestyle.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781930722743
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Peter Greenberg     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Why I Wrote This Book     1
Speaking Personally...     5
Eco-Chic     25
Food for Thought     45
Curbing Pint-Sized Consumers     63
Clean Living     83
Home, Sweet Home     111
Power to the People     127
The Effortless Garden     139
Creating Good Car-ma     147
Tales of Cats and Dogs     161
Celebrations That Save the Earth     173
The Ten Commandments of Virtuous Consumption     191
Resources     197
Recommended Reading     204
Index     205
About the Author     214
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