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Just Green it

Simple Swaps to Save Your Health and the Planet

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Just Green it: Simple Swaps to Save Your Health and the Planet by Ron Beres
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Going Green has never been so easy! The array of so-called green products on the market is dizzying and often misleading. Consumers need one reference book that clearly lays out what is the better choice-between brands, benefits, and costs. Just Green It! compares brand-name products, making it easy for consumers to make environmentally friendly choices on everything from light bulbs to mattresses to baby food. It tells you which products are the best for the planet and also healthy for you, your kids, your home, and your budget. For the average consumer, this means clarity of green definitions and product comparisons that are no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Authors Ron and Lisa Beres debunk the greenwashing that is so prevalent in modern marketing and teach readers how to know the difference between such confusing terms as natural, organic, chemical free, and nontoxic. Full of surprising facts and lots of ways to save money and help the environment, this is an essential book for the modern age. Did you know that ...The Great Wall of China and the Staten Island Landfill-Fresh Kills-are the only two manmade structures on Earth that are large enough to be seen from outer space. It is a higher carbon footprint to drink imported vodka?The phosphoric acid in soda leaches calcium from our bones and can lead to osteoporosis?The Green Movement is concerned about the effects of our collective carbon footprint on the planet. A green home is one that does not endanger the planets health. The Beres, on the other hand, are concerned with how our footprint is endangering the health and well being of each individual. A guidebook for navigating the oversaturated Green marketplace, Just Green It! is a must have for todays tough economy.

Author Biography

Ron and Lisa Beres are certified green building consultants and the faces behind GreenNest.com. They speak at conferences and events across the US. Both Ron and Lisa are licensed Building Biologists (BBECs) and Certified Green Building Professionals (CGBPs). They live in southern California.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
240 colour illustrations
Imprint
Running Press,U.S.
Pages
320
Dimensions
165x165x23
ISBN-13
9780762438778
Product ID
3883021

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