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Cheaper, Greener Choices for A Happier, Healthier Life
Niemann, Deborah (Book - 2012)
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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 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? Ecothrifty 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.
Authors: Niemann, Deborah
Title: Ecothrifty
cheaper, greener choices for a happier, healthier life
Publisher: Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, c2012
Characteristics: 193 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Deborah Niemann
Alternate Title: Eco thrifty
ISBN: 086571715X
Branch Call Number: 640 N671e 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Headings: Happiness Health Consumer education Thriftiness Environmental aspects Sustainable living Economic aspects
Topical Term: Happiness
Consumer education
Sustainable living
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