Paper or plastic? Organic or conventional? In a world that is rapidly going "green," how does the average person make decisions that are smart for the familyand good for the planet? The Green Guide is here to help, with the concepts and choices for Earth-conscious living. Presented in concise, information-packed chapters, this up-to-the-minute resource touches on every aspect of our lives, from grocery shopping to housecleaning to work, travel, and investingenabling consumers to make informed decisions and simple changes that impact the planet in big ways. Easy-to-follow information and hundreds of fascinating sidebars, fact boxes, and other key elements recommend how you can replace unhealthy and environmentally damaging practices and products with more wholesome, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing alternatives. Neither scholarly nor scare-mongering in tone, the lively text has been written in partnership with a board of noted expertsoffering readers the most authoritative, engaging, comprehensive, and in-depth reference of its kind.
Created by two of the strongest brands in conservation and the environment, and drawn from more than ten years of reputable coverage in The Green Guide newsletter, on-line and in print, this comprehensive resource is destined to become a must-have for millions of families and the first name in household reference books in this up-and-coming category.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Wendy Gordon is the founder of National Geographic’s Green Guide newsletter. She co-founded Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet with actress Meryl Streep.
Seth Bauer is the editorial director of National Geographic’s Green Guide newsletter. He served as editor-in-chief of several healthy lifestyle publications, including Body+Soul and Walking.
Table of Contents
Foreword Meryl Streep 6
Eat Green: Healthy, Sustainable Meals 13
Better Housekeeping: Clean & Green 69
Power Down: Appliances & Electronics 93
Green by Design: Environmentally Friendly Home Decor 129
Healthy Beauty: Natural Personal Care 167
Green Sleeves: Clothing & Accessories 209
Growing Up Green: Healthy Kids & Babies 233
Getting Around: Transportation & Travel 265
Building the Future: Green Home Improvement 289
Grow Natural: Plant & Garden Care 323
Animal Instinct: Natural Pet Care 357
Green at Work: Sustainable School & Office Supplies 375
Planet-Friendly Fun: Holidays & Recreation 387
The Advisory Board 428