This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to use homemade cleaning Recipes for a safe home environment. We find many types of household cleaning products in the market which contain harmful chemicals and are bad for the environment also. You might also feel that the cost of these products is really high as they are commercially advertised and packed in the most attractive way. You can find a very affordable substitute for these cleaning products. You can actually make your own homemade cleaning products which are really beneficial. Cleaning agents like baking soda, vinegar and borax are beneficial for your health as well as the environment. These days there is a palpable anxiety around the pursuit of a clean and healthy household. There is a rallying cry to abandon all harsh chemical cleaners and energy-draining appliances. While this is excellent news for the environment, figuring out the best way to make your home a healthy place can be a challenge. Balancing that with your time and budget; constraints can create tension around an exercise that is intended to increase your well being. Not only do you want to find the right and most cost-effective cleaning products and methods for your home, the search can take time and you could end up with product or ingredients you do not ultimately use. Then there is the quandary of whether you make everything yourself or buy what you need. One reason why some people are reluctant to switch to natural home cleaning is because they think they’ll lose the convenience of store-bought cleaning products. However, using homemade cleaning supplies instead of their store-bought counterparts actually provides ways to make your life much easier.
About the Author
Beverly Hill is a sociologist. She is the CEO of C.E.F Associates and formerly served as head of department of sociology in Premier Natural Resources Inc. A graduate of Nelson High School also graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A in economics and finance and holds an M.S from Cambridge University in public relations and PhD in sociology. She has written many articles on human equality, animal rights, environmental issues, personal development and peace keeping in different newspapers. She has also appeared in many magazines and is frequently interviewed for articles on family, race, socioeconomic status, and how to survive in your environment. She has also worked on the importance of health of relationship between parents and children. Her book ‘The Middle Child’ focuses on the importance of the attention given to the children and what to expect from them. This book helps parents understand their children. In addition to these works she is also the author of ‘Surviving Alone ‘ which is about her own childhood growing up; she writes about her family struggles living on a low income budget and growing her own food to survive. C.E.F Associates formed in 1999 in Idaho, USA she worked both nationally and internationally. This is a consulting company which has clients all over the world. Ms. Hill the CEO of the company is the main reason of the huge client base because of her servings in foreign countries.
Cox, a former editor at Organic Gardening magazine, has been promoting organics since long before it was fashionable. Using his 30 years of organics knowledge in this guide-cum-cookbook, he attempts to untangle, for the average consumer, the confusing mess of what to eat. Readers will find concrete advice in this basic primer: the science of organic farming is followed by a product-by-product guide to organically farmed foods that can be found in the market. Organized by food group (vegetables, fruits, protein, etc.), each food is broken down by season—how to shop for it, the reason to buy the organic version, and a simple recipe or two that showcases the strength of the main ingredient. The best answer for the health of humans and the health of the planet is to buy everything organic, and the eventual redundancy of the “organic advantage” paragraph on each food reveals just that; there are only so many ways to explain that the product tastes better and that the farming method doesn’t destroy the soil. The best parts of the book are the informational inset boxes; Cox is knowledgeable about all the food issues facing consumers and these boxes—including information on mad cow, local agriculture, fair trade and food labeling—showcase his expertise. (Feb.) (Publishers Weekly, December 17, 2007)
Re-Bound is a beautiful book on bookbinding with a fun green twist-all the projects use recycled and upcycled materials. This book shows you how to take everyday materials from around the house, flea markets, thrift stores, and hardware stores and turn them into clever and eye-catching hand-made books.
About the Author
Jeannine Stein has been making books for more than fifteen years, exploring bindings, mediums, and techniques. In addition to teaching book-binding, she is an award-winning journalist, and she has written extensively about paper crafts-artists’ books, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, and letterpress.
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.
The genetic engineering of food crops is an ecological hazard and health crisis that affects us all. Its consequences are global and potentially irrevocable. Yet the decision to use genetically modified organisms is currently being made for you by the government and major multinational corporations. To combat this practice, more than 600 scientists from 72 countries have called for a moratorium on the environmental release of GMOs. GMO Free is the most comprehensive resource available on the science behind this worldwide debate.
GMO Free takes a good look at the evidence scientists have compiled, and makes a powerful case for a worldwide ban on GMO crops, to make way for a shift to sustainable agriculture and organic farming. It’s time to take the future of your food supply and environment into your own informed hands. GMO Free will give you the information you need to do so.