Review: The Green Year

March 9, 2010

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the green yearIf you’ve ever felt totally intimidated at the thoughts of making changes to “green” up your life, fear not.

The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference is a book that can ease your eco-conscience and get you on the right track.

It feels good to make changes towards a more sustainable lifestyle, but when we’re already feeling overwhelmed and tired, our best intentions get thrown by the wayside. Enter The Green Year (following this link takes you to Amazon, where you can pick up a copy for under $2!).

Every single day of the year there is a short, do-able tip that you can implement. Yep, 365 in all. Each takes a moment to read (great for us busy moms who don’t have as much time for reading as we wish we had) and offers a simple activity that will cut the energy your family consumes, save you money, and reduce waste.

Today’s tip, for example, was:  Recycle Your Telephone Books. (And call your telephone company to stop delivery.)

Also convenient is the space at the bottom of each page for your own notes. If the idea on the page doesn’t work for you, simply write in something that will. There’s also a nifty check button for you to mark when the idea is “done”. If one step a day is too much, you can go through the book more than once, and use this to keep track of the ideas you’ve already worked on or made into habits.

I’ll be having the author of The Green Year, Jodi Helmer, as a guest on the shop soon, so stay tuned for that.  Here’s that Amazon link again:

The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference

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