The New Year is a time of resolutions for many of us. Whether you believe in them or not, resolutions can motivate us to improve our lives. A resolution which would benefit each of us, as well as our planet, is a commitment to sustainable living. By making changes, even small ones, in our everyday lives, we can positively impact our environment and influence those around us to do the same.
The following books give some great advice for sustainable living:
Ecothrifty : cheaper, greener choices for a happier, healthier life by Deborah Niemann. When eco met thrifty — how saving money can help save the planet.
Urban homesteading : heirloom skills for sustainable living by Rachel Kaplan. City-dwellers across the country are finding creative new ways to live, and urban farmers are reclaiming heirloom agrarian practices as strategies for responsible living. Get to know real people who are changing their lives and the lives of their neighbors through the urban homesteading movement.
How bad are bananas? : the carbon footprint of everything by Mike Berners-Lee. Discusses the carbon footprint–the carbon emissions used to manufacture and transport–everyday items, including paper bags and imported produce, and provides information to help build carbon considerations into everyday purchases.
Check out Mother Earth News, one of our library’s magazines, for great articles on sustainable living.
Happy New Year!!