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Wearing Smaller Shoes: Living Light on the Big Blue Marbleby Chip. Haynes
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"This inspiring title offers many ways that readers can adopt a greener lifestyle without going overboard. Illustrated with photos, this is based on the author's own experiences. Insted of going cold turkey, there are many small lifestyle changes that will ultimately make a big difference." - Connie Krochmal, Bellaonline
You’ve been wondering how to reduce your eco-footprint but are intimidated by the idea that nothing less than installing solar panels and going off the grid will work. Nonsense—no need to be scared off by all that “green” noise. You have two goals: saving your money and saving resources—and you can do that by making quiet, gradual changes over time and still living your life the way you live it now.
This is not about ripping out all the offending objects in your house in one afternoon and upgrading with the latest in high-tech green toys. The author outlines how he and his wife first began making small changes around the house to save electricity. They cut their power bill in half. Then they moved to recycling and brought their garbage down to almost nothing. Chip Haynes walks the reader through every low-impact, low-tech solution—from power to recycling to shopping to transportation—with the important distinction that it won’t cost you more than you save. You can live light and go green the easy way, within your budget and stress-free. You really can.
Wearing Smaller Shoes is all about making small changes over time, and staying comfortable with everything you do. It’s about going green without having to brag about it. (But you could if you wanted to.)
Chip Haynes is a graphic artist and writer living in the center of suburbia in Pinellas County, Florida, with his wife, the lovely JoAnn.
Book News Annotation:
The title alludes to the popular concept of how big a footprint people leave on the earth, that is, how much impact they make on the environment. Graphic artist and writer Haynes suggest some ways to reduce that footprint that even suburbanites like him can manage. He begins by explaining why a smaller footprint would be a good idea. Subsequent topics include saving electricity like bits of string, saving water one drop at a time, the joys of solid waste, and surviving with smaller transportation. Distributed in the US by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Shrink your eco-footprint--low-impact living for less.
About the Author
Chip Haynes has been involved with bicycling for decades. He crossed America with BikeCentennial in 1976, and wrote about bicycling for The Wire Donkey for over ten years. Chip has been a daily, year-round bicycle commuter since 1997, and has become the "neighborhood bike guy" in Clearwater, FL, repairing hundreds of bikes over the years.
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