Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely

Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely


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Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely by Editors of Green Guide

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 family—and 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 investing—enabling 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 experts—offering 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426202766
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 06/10/2008
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Donna Garlough is a writer and editor. She regularly writes for national publications including Martha Stewart’s Body+Soul magazine, Natural Health magazine, and National Geographic’s Green Guide newsletter.

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
Introduction     8
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
Glossary     407
Resources     412
Reading     421
Contributors     426
The Advisory Board     428
Index     430

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