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Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin

Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin

Price: $15.61

Here are projects for the “pages”: 40 innovative book-making ideas using recycled and green materials! More than just earth-friendly, they’re also beautiful, clever, and witty, stitched with traditional binding techniques.  Egg cartons, wood, beer cans, and cassette tapes morph into covers, while brown bags, coffee filters, and discarded newspapers are transformed into pages. Create a boxed set of cereal box books, an exposed stitch sketchbook out of cardboard and remnants, and even a faux leather journal made from teabags.

In addition to how-to drawings, close-up detail photographs, and simple stitch diagrams, a gallery of eco-books from an international roster of artists provides inspiration.

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Magic School Bus Going Green Experiment Kit

Magic School Bus Going Green Experiment Kit

Price: $18.61

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride by going green with experiments and activities that can Save our Earth! Young Scientists recreate the water cycle, build a compost tube, shrink plastic, magically make packing peanuts disappear, decompose food with fungus, form pulp, create new paper, design recycled paper shapes, learn about the 3 Rs, and much, much more! Seat belts, everyone! Get ready to explore and Go Green! Easy to use materials are included for successful science experiments. Box size: 9 x 11 x 3 inches

  • Experiments and activities kit
  • Children learn the three R’s
  • Includes stickers and tools
  • Create eco friendly projects
  • For ages 5 to 10
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The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet

The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen's Guide to Saving the Planet

Price: $11.21

Jenn Savedge’s book is packed with tips that teens can easily do to green up the world that they inhabit. Thee are also a few more challenging actions (like starting a school recycling program) for those ready to take their environmentalism up a notch. Jenn has done an impressive job creating a straightforward, well-organized reference book full of tips, resources and advice for eco-friendly teens. She not only explains the how’s of going green; she explains the why’s too, and helps teens to understand the importance of the part they can play in caring for the planet. – Robin Shreeves, Mother Nature Network

Today’s teenagers are standing at the crossroads of environmental history. Global warming will fundamentally change the world as they know it within their lifetime. But how to keep their healthy environmental awareness from becoming environmental anxiety? The secret is to provide them with education and tools for positive action.

Written in easily accessible language, The Green Teen combines simple and quick eco-friendly tips, interviews with “green teens,” ideas for organizing and communicating environmental change, and a host of resources in a handy “grab-and-go” format. Teens will learn:

  • How the choices they make each day impact the environment
  • How to fit eco-friendly decisions into their tight schedules and budgets
  • How to effectively get today’s decision makers involved in environmental stewardship

Teens want to learn how to minimize their environmental impact at home, at school, and in their communities and get their concerns recognized by school officials, politicians, media, and even their own parents.

The Green Teen is the book that will help them do it, and it is also a must-read for parents, grandparents, teachers, and school administrators who want to help the next generation make environmentally responsible choices.

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GMO Free: Exposing the Hazards of Biotechnology to Ensure the Integrity of Our Food Supply

GMO Free: Exposing the Hazards of Biotechnology to Ensure the Integrity of Our Food Supply

Price: $9.31

Clear, shocking, and compelling evidence for the worldwide banning of genetically modified foods.

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Make Your Own Cat Toys (Paperback)

Make Your Own Cat Toys: Saving The Planet One Cat Toy At A Time (Paperback)

Price: $11.95

If you have ever purchased a fancy cat toy only to find Kitty preferred the bag it came in, this book is for you. Make Your Own Cat Toys shows you how to create eco-friendly cat toys that are fast, fun and easy to make.Highlights of this cheeky and lighthearted book include:

  • Over 50 toy ideas to suit the different ways that cats love to play, a new toy for each week of the year
  • 25 toys that can be made in 60 seconds or less with no special skills required
  • Ideal for new kittens with boundless energy
  • A “Lazy Cat” play category for cats with a relaxed approach to playtime
  • Beautifully illustrated, it’s a purrfect gift for cat lovers
  • Plus, plenty of green tips and eco-friendly ideas for you and your pet Have a blast and save the planet at the same time. Reducing your cat’s carbon paw print has never been this much fun!
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Knit Green: 20 Projects and Ideas for Sustainability

Knit Green: 20 Projects and Ideas for Sustainability (Paperback)

Price: $13.59

Knit Green offers tons of information and ideas on everything you need to be a more environmentally conscious knitter. From sourcing materials locally and using organic products, to supporting fair work and fair trade programs, Knit Green is a tremendous source of information to help you tailor your craft to your convictions.

Fashion-forward knitting and easy-to-digest essays come together to help you “green-up” your hobby and easily implement suggestions and strategies for sustainability in the context of knitting. You’ll get a full exploration of green avenues and product options, including organically -farmed fibers, non-animal yarns, alternative or recycled fibers and yarns, fair work and fair trade companies and programs, buying local, sustainable farming and energy in yarn production, and more. Plus, you’ll find more than 20 fashionable patterns that don’t sacrifice style for sustainability.

  • 20 projects for environmentally conscious knitting
  • Full exploration of green knitting product options
  • From the author of Fiber Gathering

From vegan options to eco-diversity, Knit Green gives you the tools you need to green-up not only your knitting, but your whole life!

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Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home (Paperback)

Easy Green Living

Price: $16.50

We are what we eat, but we also are what we use to clean our homes, pamper our skin, and decorate our rooms, according to Renée Loux, accomplished raw food chef, award-winning author, and host of Fine Living TV’s Easy Being Green. In her new book, Easy Green Living, she applies her whole-foods philosophy to home, garden, and beauty routines.

Renée Loux demonstrates that being green at home is easy, affordable, and better in every sense of the word. She discusses the daily choices we face that can keep the home, personal care, and beauty routines free of toxins. She exposes the dirt on cleaning products and common hazardous ingredients and reveals her recommendations for greener options, including her “Green Thumb Guides” for choosing non-toxic, eco-smart, and human-friendly products. Peppered with compelling and inspiring facts, Easy Green Living is full of “5 Step” lists, products and recipes for green cleaning, helpful charts, safer choices for every room, and inspirational advice so we can save the planet–one cleaning spritz at a time.

As recent special issues of Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, and other major publications have demonstrated, going green is an idea whose time has come. Whether addressing big-picture topics like renewable energy, or offering simple suggestions for everyday living, this complete lifestyle guide shows that healthier choices don’t mean a radical or complicated life change–it is, after all, easy to be green.

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The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback)

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming

Price: $10.85

Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book “is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.”

Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. Over the next three decades he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort.

Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something here—you may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.

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Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air (Paperback)

Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air (Paperback)

Price: $32.97

Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this enlightening book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scale—for Europe, the United States, and the world. In case study format, this informative reference answers questions surrounding nuclear energy, the potential of sustainable fossil fuels, and the possibilities of sharing renewable power with foreign countries. While underlining the difficulty of minimizing consumption, the tone remains positive as it debunks misinformation and clearly explains the calculations of expenditure per person to encourage people to make individual changes that will benefit the world at large.

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BabyCakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery (Hardcover)

BabyCakes

Price: $15.29

Starred Review. Diagnosed with wheat and dairy allergies in 2004, McKenna faced a life free of cupcakes, pies and brownies. Refusing to accept such a bleak future, McKenna did her research and opened Babycakes, a vegan, gluten-free bakery that has since been warmly embraced by cupcake-crazy Manhattanites. Here she shows readers how to create vegan and gluten-free versions of favorites like apple pie, chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread and Babycakes’s infamous cupcakes (named best in the city by New York magazine in 2006). Her like-for-like recipes (including Healthy Hostess cupcakes and ingenious methods for dying frostings without artificial food coloring) are sure to satisfy discerning palates, and her emphasis on the traditional (blondies, biscuits, red velvet cupcakes, etc.) make her recipes easy to incorporate into the regular rotation. A number of specialty ingredients are required (agave nectar, xanthan gum, coconut oil, etc.), which can be pricey but are fairly easy to source (online vendors are listed).; Happily, however, McKenna keeps the ingredient list to a minimum. Those new to gluten- and sugar-free baking may be intimidated, but McKenna is friendly, patient, enthusiastic and encouraging. Those with dietary restrictions, and their families, will find this cookbook a sweet revelation.

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