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The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Greenby Starre Vartan
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SAVE THE WORLD IN STYLE!
Lower your carbon footprint—in your favorite pair of stilettos—with THE ECO CHICK GUIDE TO LIFE. Here youll find hundreds of ideas on how to be ecologically smart and still be stylish and trend-setting. You dont have to sacrifice to go green—you can eat well, dress well, and live well once you learn how to:
Learn where to shop for vintage and recycled jewelry (mining practices for gold and silver are notoriously polluting).
Wear sustainable threads—organic cotton, peace silk, bamboo—or look for funky reconstructed designs made from vintage fabrics.Find shoes made from naturally tanned and dyed leather, hemp, or made from recycled materials...that still look incredibly chic.Party it up- with the planet in mind! Make your next fiesta fabulous with organic beverages, seasonal food from the farmer's market, and more.
Pretty-up with organic, biodegradable hair products, body washes, moisturizers, and make-up—better for you and the planets water supplies! We'll explain why and what to look for.How to earn points while convincing your boss to go green in your office.
Travel green and still see the world in style!Save cash with some Earth-loving swaps around your apartment, dorm or house.
…and more. Let these and other easy-to-follow, fun and fashionable tips help you to feel great while doing good. You and Mother Nature will look fabulous!
This book is printed on recycled paper.
"Journalist Vartan, founder of the environmental Web site eco-chick.com, makes 'going green' irresistible in this breezy, energetic guide. In upbeat prose that will especially appeal to younger women, Vartan emphasizes that sustainable living needn't involve making sacrifices; her host of recipes, trivia, instructions on cooking up homemade household cleaners and pet food (not to mention toothpaste!) and tips on ecological makeovers for the home, body and wardrobe make an environmentally friendly lifestyle seem desirable, accessible and full of creative potential. Packed with profiles of inspiring 'eco chicks' and lists of organic products and companies, the book supplies readers with every possible resource necessary to launch and sustain their ecoconversion. Vartan's pleasure in living consciously is infectious; readers will appreciate her lack of condescension or preachiness and feel inspired to test — if not wholeheartedly adopt — her simple prescriptions. The author informs and entertains as she presents natural solutions to roaches (catnip!), the unexpected health benefits of cast-iron cookware, how to offset the carbon-emissions caused by plane travel and how to (subtly) convert others to the cause." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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.
About the Author
Starre Vartan, a self-described eco-fashionista, is the founder and editor of Eco Chick (www.eco-chick.com), a blog for hip, environmentally savvy young women. Eco Chick has been featured on national television networks such as ABC and the CW as well as in the Wall Street Journal, Shape magazine, USA Today, Treehugger.com, and other media outlets. Starre lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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