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The time to save the planet is now Ready? Set? Green Living green means reversing climate change but it also means protecting your kids and pets improving your own health and saving money And it doesn’t necessarily demand a radical overhaul of your life–just some simple adjustments such as switching to healthier cleaning products and driving fewer miles each week Written by the visionaries at Treehuggercom the most heavily trafficked site of its kind Ready Set Green is the definitive and recyclable guide to modern green living It offers solutions to make your home office car and vacation eco friendly For example • Using a dishwasher instead of hand washing will save you 5000 gallons of water annually• Eating less beef will save you 250 pounds of CO2 per year• Washing your clothes in cold water instead of hot will save 200 pounds of CO2 annually• Replacing three of your home’s most freuently used lightbulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs will save 300 pounds of CO2 every yearIncluding advice on how to properly insulate your house cancel junk mail and choose fruits and veggies wisely Ready Set Green will help you change the future of the planet and restore balance to your daily life


10 thoughts on “Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living

  1. says:

    Well informed inspiring and honest I enjoyed this book and the information it shared about being sustainable It is understandably out dated since it was printed in 2008 but still has tons of great info I didn’t love how some brands were recommended over others some spots felt like ads but skipping past those sections is easy ☺️


  2. says:

    A decent read if you are beginning to learn about how to minimize your waste I feel as though these tips are all for people who have no idea how to cut back and need beginner advice Because of that I found myself skimming through the last half of the book just reading the subtitles for the most partThe novel gives great advice but not enough to keep me gripped to reading as I've already been taught all of these pointsGreat for beginners I recommend it for that audience for sure


  3. says:

    In theory the advice in this book is good However since the book is a few years old now it has uickly become outdated because of our technology and of course government setbacks Also many of the links provided are now defunct It also recommends animal products for certain tasks and as we all know by now animal agriculture contributes to some of the largest environmental damage


  4. says:

    I'm a big fan of Treehuggercom and had high hopes for this book — maybe too high The authors Treehugger founder Graham Hill and Treehugger employee Meaghan O'Neill are a designerbusinessman and writer respectively and are really great at giving practical green advice and synthesizing the wealth of information they've gathered over the years for their Web site However they're not scientists or economists and there were times in this book where I felt they were almost presenting themselves as such Or at least as unannotated expertsI'm being nitpicky here since they do footnote the majority of their claims but if they were going to go down the we're not just another trendy eco guide route and really get into the nitty gritty details of sustainability conservation and the like they might have supported everything with solid credentials I mean you don't have to cite a source to tell me that global warming poses a serious threat to the planet but when you say that one third of all species could face extinction by the end of the century if current greenhouse gas emission levels remain the same I'd like to know where that statistic came from Ready Set Green has the best intentions and works as a basic eco primer Maybe that's all they intended it to be in the first place


  5. says:

    This is an absolute must read for just about anyone who lives on this planet I thought it was going to be really preachy since the good people at tree hugger have just about any DIY tipp you can think of but it's actually an excellent starters book It gives you all the basics backed up by facts that make a difference for the earth without even having to change your lifestyle It explains everything and is very lax about people who might be concerned but still want to keep their high end high tech lives On top of that there's a section at the end of each chapter for those who want to do The only downside I have concerning this book is it's focus on America Understandable since it's the land with the biggest carbon footprint and the most room to improve but disappointing from a european consumer point of view It especially makes it hard when they suggest something like buy this material instead of that but don't say where to find it Maybe all those links listed at the end could help


  6. says:

    Treehuggercom and PlanetGreencom are my two most favourite 'green' blogs so I was extremely excited to hear they were releasing a book This is a great book for people who are interested in greening up their lives especially for beginners and people new to this lifestyle who want to make positive earth friendly changes in their life Packed full of great information tips and ideas that will have you living a healthier greener lifestyle in 8 weeks


  7. says:

    I started reading this book thinking that I probably wouldn't learn anything new That is probably true about the practical tips that they give at the end of every chapter There was nothing there that made me say This is brilliant I never thought of this beforeBut this isn't just a practical guide to greening your life It is also packed with information about global warming and environmental degradation a lot of which was new to me and found very useful Overall I wou


  8. says:

    This book had a lot of good ideas on how to make your life greener and it repeats often that you don't have to do everything just do something Even changing a light bulb can make a difference I liked that I think too many times people thing they can't go green because they can't do everythingbut that is not the point with this book


  9. says:

    If you're already a devoted environmentalist you might not find too much information here that you don't already know But this is a good beginner's guide to green living not too overwhelming with some solid suggestions for changes to adopt


  10. says:

    Excellent bookYou would think this would be very preachy from Treehuggercom But it is not It looks at the big picture Explores different people and thier philosophies They say nothing is perfect but what is best?Highly recommend But read Ed Begleys book first