“My hope is that people will see that a little shift of habit can make a difference; And that small changes we make can add up to make a big impact. And most of all that you don’t have to give up a lot to make a difference. Try one less paper napkin a day. We use on average 6 per day, 2200 a year. If we all gave up one a day we’d save 1 billion pounds of paper waste from going to the landfills per year. It’s just that easy!!”- Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen, authors of The Green Book.
This small encyclopedia of over 400 everyday solutions and easy lifestyle changes is a friendly and practical guide to respecting the planet and its resources. I was glad that I had the opportunity to review it for one of my other writing posts at Green Girls Global, an international collection of featured bloggers who have remarkable ideas about sustainable living. As an avid reader of the many green sites on the web, I didn’t think that this book would surprise me. It did!
I loved the can-do attitude that the book takes and the powerful results that it reports on every change it suggests. Rather than feeling guilty about not doing enough, this book actually inspires the reader to want to do more. If you are into the eco-razzi thing, there are some interesting interviews of leading green celebrities who talk about why and how they are making changes in their own lives.
When I asked the writers “How has your outlook on the future changed because of your working on the book?” I was inspired again. “I have always been hopeful for the future. I do feel like the more we can create movements that bring us together and give us all something to do and a role to play, the better the future can be. Hopefully the green book can add to that.” Truly a worthwhile and necessary addition to any home that is committed to more sustainable living.