Subject Guide: Green Living

Everyone is becoming more aware of the environment and how our lifestyle choices affect the planet. The resources below will help you learn about the current state of our environment as well as help you make choices that are environmentally responsible.

Last updated: May 15, 2015

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  • Congressional Quarterly's in-depth, non-biased reports covering of political and social issues back to 1991.

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  • 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference
    by Glenn Croston

    Innovative startups for eco-entrepreneurs and insights from green revolution leaders.

  • Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World
    by Richard Hammond and Jeremy Smith

    500 fantastic experiences from Rough Guides that will inspire you to see the world in a new light - unusual holidays and alternative ways to travel that make a real difference to the lives of local people and the planet.

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  • The Complete Guide to the Green Home
    by Philip Schmidt

    This beautiful step-by-step guide features a host of practical projects and practices for green-thinking homeowners with a hands-on attitude. Offering a boost for the spirit, a refresher for the body, and a balm for the planet, it is a comprehensive primer for eco-friendly home stewardship.

  • Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen
    by Kate Heyhoe

    The kitchen is the place where you can make real green choices, and take direct control of your impact through passive and active cooking strategies, water conservation, and low-carbon choices for cookware, appliances, foods, dining, and more.

  • Earthtalk: Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment

    Should I wash dishes by hand or in the dishwasher? Are cell phones really dangerous? Do childhood vaccines cause autism? Questions and answers from the archives of “Earthtalk,” the column from E—The Environmental Magazine, are compiled in this reference for environmentally conscious consumers.

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  • Eco-Chick Guide to Life
    by Starre Vartan

    Offering young women in their 20s and 30s practical tips for lowering their impact on the Earth, this timely guide provides hundreds of ideas on how to be ecologically smart and still be stylish and trendsetting.

  • Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything
    by Daniel Goleman

    The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership now brings us Ecological Intelligence—revealing the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet and ourselves. We buy “herbal” shampoos that contain industrial chemicals that can threaten our health or contaminate the environment.

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  • The Everything Green Living Book
    by Diane Gow McDilda

    Want to learn more about organic food? Curious about alternative power sources? Want to do your part to help save the environment? This concise, eye-opening book gives you all the tools you need to live a "green" lifestyle.

  • Food Matters : A Guide to Conscious Eating
    by Mark Bittman

    From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity who gave us the bestselling How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian comes Food Matters, a plan for responsible eating that’s as good for the planet as it is for your weight and your health. We are finally starting to acknowledge the threat carbon emissions pose to our ozone layer, but few people have focused on the extent to which our consumption of meat contributes to global warming.

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  • Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying
    by David Bach

    Most people think that “going green” is an expensive choice they can’t afford. Internationally renowned financial expert and bestselling author David Bach is here to say that you can have both - a life in line with your green values and a million dollars in the bank.

  • Green Babies, Sage Moms: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby
    by Lynda Fassa

    From the trailblazing founder of Green Babies organic clothing comes the very first guide for new mothers in raising a “green” family-and doing it simply and inexpensively. Filled with necessary and convenient advice that takes the reader from the first months of pregnancy and beyond, this indispensable book explains:

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  • Green Guide
    by The Editors of the Green Guide Magazine

    This comprehensive guide provides ideas and solutions for consumers who have made the decision to lead a more environmentally-conscious life. The thirteen chapters include topics such as: eating, housekeeping, power, design, health care, clothing and accessories, products for children, transportation, building, gardening, pet care, and school and office supplies.

  • An Inconvenient Truth (DVD)
    by Davis Guggenheim

    A passionate and inspiring look at former Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to expose the myths and misconceptions of global warming, and to create public awareness on the subject.

  • The Organic Family Cookbook: Growing, Greening, and Cooking Together
    by Anni Daulter

    This cookbook answers the call for healthy recipes for family-friendly organic meals--snacks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and extras. Sidebars and tips throughout promote green living.

  • Recycling Day
    by Edward Miller

    Bugs happily living in an empty lot are in trouble when a gang of rats moves in and takes over, but when a group of volunteers arrives to clean up, not only do the bugs get their lot back, they learn about recycling, composting, and garbage dumps.

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