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The Newman's Own Organics Guide to the Good Life: Simple Measures That Benefit You and the Place You Live


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Its fairly obvious that one cant be a ‘perfect environmentalist. But thats okay. Perfection isnt the goal. A good life is. And a good life has as much to do with your intent as with the end result.” —from the Introduction

The Newmans Own Organics Guide to a Good Life is the essential book for those of us who cant live in an organic hemp tepee but do care about our quality of life, global warming, clean water, and disappearing resources.

Nell Newman shows you how to do what is within easy reach. Along with realistic, practical advice, she shows how and why living a more environmentally conscious life benefits you and your immediate surroundings. In addition to recycling and reusing, the book covers consumer-related steps such as

• how buying and eating organic food supports small farms (and tastes better, too)

• how you can buy clean power through your regular power company

• which long-distance telephone companies offer competitive pricing and service while returning a portion of their profits to environmental and educational organizations

• where to buy everything—from pots and pans to pet food—so that you can “vote with your dollar” and feel good about your purchases

Packed with profiles of fascinating—and sometimes zany—people and a heavy dose of sanity, this book is organized according to the way you really live, making it easy to identify what areas of change are viable for you. A resource directory of publications, retailers, groups, and associations is included in the back of the book.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-225) and index.

About the Author

Nell Newman is the daughter of actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. She earned a B.S. in human ecology from the College of the Atlantic. After graduating, she worked at the Environmental Defense Fund, the Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary, and the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Joseph DAgnese is a contributing editor to Discover magazine. His work was selected for inclusion in the 2002 edition of The Best American Science Writing. DAgnese has also written for The New York Times, This Old House, Saveur, and Garden Design, among other publications. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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D'Agnese, Joseph
D'Agnese, Joseph
Newman, Nell
Joseph, Nell
Nell Newman with Joseph D'Agnese
Villard Books
New York
Environmental Science
Environmental protection
Conservation of natural resources
Human ecology
Organic living
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Environmental Studies-Environment
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1st ed.
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9.35x7.30x.64 in. 1.07 lbs.

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