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Ecothrifty

Cheaper, Greener Choices for A Happier, Healthier Life

Niemann, Deborah

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Ecothrifty
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Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without--our grandmothers knew the importance of responsible, thrifty choices. But somewhere along the way we lost our way and succumbed to the belief that we can get everything for next to nothing, have it shipped halfway around the world and then, more often than not, just throw it away. This consumer binge is taking its toll. Diet and lifestyle-related illnesses are epidemic, our environment is awash in a sea of plastic, our climate is changing, and the cost of everything is skyrocketing with the price of oil. Are we doomed? No. We can make greener, healthier choices, and we can do it while saving money. Where to start? Ecofrugal is packed with simple, practical ideas and recipes to help you: Make homemade products for cleaning and skin care Grow your own food and cook more from scratch Raise your family without lowering your standards A must-read for anyone who has ever wanted to live a greener life but thought that it would be too expensive, time-consuming, or difficult, this handy, complete guide will show you how small changes can have a huge environmental impact and save you thousands of dollars, all while improving your quality of life. Deborah Niemann is a homesteader, writer, and self-sufficiency expert. The author of Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living , she presents extensively on topics including soapmaking, breadbaking, cheesemaking, composting, and homeschooling.
Publisher: Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, c2012
ISBN: 9780865717152
086571715X
Branch Call Number: 640 N671e 2012
Characteristics: 193 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Alternate Title: Eco thrifty

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Everything old is new again. The adage use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without gets new life.


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Dec 18, 2014
  • Danielle KIESMAN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the best book - it price compares typical items that people vs the eco option available. Will definitely be making some changes to my household purchases.

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