Whole Green Catalog: 1,000 Best Things for You and the Earth

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As interest in living a sustainable life has exploded, so has the green marketplace. It has become difficult to distinguish companies that provide truly eco-friendly products and services from those that "greenwash." Now, from the company that founded Organic Gardening when eating close to the land was far from mainstream and published Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, comes this timely guide to all things green. Modeled on the classic Whole Earth Catalog, the touchstone for an earlier generation, Whole Green ...

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Overview

As interest in living a sustainable life has exploded, so has the green marketplace. It has become difficult to distinguish companies that provide truly eco-friendly products and services from those that "greenwash." Now, from the company that founded Organic Gardening when eating close to the land was far from mainstream and published Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, comes this timely guide to all things green. Modeled on the classic Whole Earth Catalog, the touchstone for an earlier generation, Whole Green Earth Catalog is poised to become the bible of green living for the 68 million Americans—about one-third of U.S. adults—who now take environmental and social issues into account when they make purchases. Leading experts in every imaginable category—from home furnishings and appliances to clothing and children's toys, from pets and beauty products to travel and investing—share their authoritative tips, reviews, and advice. Whole Green Earth Catalog provides succinct answers to such questions as: Can one go green and save money? Can people reduce their carbon footprint if they are business travelers? Is there an environmentally friendly disposable diaper? Beautifully packaged with more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations, and manufactured with 100 percent post-consumer waste materials, this volume is the perfect gift for those who care about the future of the planet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594868870
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,431,959
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 11.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Robbins is the former editor-in-chief of Audubon magazine. He has written books and articles for numerous publications including New York, Discover, Mother Jones, Plenty and Popular Science.

Wendy Palitz is an art director who has worked for New York, Self, Travel Holiday, and Workman Publishing. She has designed books for Houghton Mifflin, Stewart Tabori & Chang, and National Geographic Books.

Renée Loux, author of Easy Green Living, is the host of the TV show Easy Being Green.

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  • Posted October 7, 2009

    Whole Green Catalog

    Here's a book that is extremely useful, helps you protect the planet, and a great read. I found myself laughing between the lines, then saying to myself "Who knew?" So much of the technology reported herein had passed me by. Why can't they invent a manual cell phone charger that you keep in your pocket so you don't have to run around looking for a car or a socket? Well, they have; and its here. Why can't they invent a pocket tape recorder that doesn't require bulky, delicate tapes? Well, they have; and it's here. Why buy birdseed when you can plant it? Find out how here. All kinds of great Christmas presents herein, none better than this book itself.

    --Ted Williams, Grafton, MA

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2010

    All-in-one

    Good to have a comprehensive 'Green' go-to resource list.

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