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Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style

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ISBN13: 9781402210822
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Matheson slyly steers us toward consumer goods and services that minimize our earth-stomping human footprint. She's brave enough to say 'buy less of everything, ' and even the politically fraught 'buy nothing.' Matheson's genius is to make this seem not only doable, but fun.

- Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Land and Bottlemania

Want to go green without giving up great style? Welcome to the world of Green Chic. Choosing to be green makes a real difference in the fight against global warming. But did you know that it's also hip, classic and stylish?

Offering up dozens of author-tested, earth-friendly ideas, writer Christie Matheson reveals that being chic and saving the planet aren't mutually exclusive.

Embrace the fabulousness of green living and you can:

- Look gorgeous

- Have a killer wardrobe

- Feel amazing

- Travel in style

- Create a home that's an oasis

- Host fun parties

- Eat incredible food and drink phenomenal wine

... All while feeling more connected to your friends, family and nature.

(And did we mention that green women don't get fat?)

Printed on recycled paper, with a portion of its proceeds going to a green cause, Green Chic is the perfect book for style-savvy readers with a green heart. Can living a chic green lifestyle TRULY make a difference to the planet? You bet your organic cotton sheets it can.

Buying into the Green Chic movement doesn't mean you need to buy more stuff.

Avoid products that purport to be green just for the marketing effect: organic processed foods; huge, gas-guzzling hybrid SUVs; clothes boasting that they're green just because they're made from natural cotton. Claiming to be green istrendy and companies out there are taking advantage. Don't believe all the hype.

10 GREEN CHIC-AND EASY-WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

- Ditch bottled water: refill a sassy thermos.

- Pop little purchases in your purse, not a shopping bag.

- Sip biodynamic wine.

- Choose cashmere, not acrylic.

- Let your hair air dry for a while before you blow dry: less frizz, less energy consumed.

- Unplug (and put away) unsightly cell phone chargers.

- Opt for quality over quantity in everything you buy.

- Cut down on clutter.

- Limit your consumption of anything packaged in plastic.

- Support local designers.

BUT REMEMBER:

Don't go out and replace everything you own, from your makeup to your wardrobe to your furniture, with (theoretically) ecofriendly products. Being ecofriendly means consuming less, not more. Get in the habit of thinking before you buy. The best time to purchase ecofriendly goods is when you need them. That's when you're in a position to make a choice and express yourself as a green consumer.

Being Green isn't a fad ... it's timelessly chic.

Review:

"Among a sea of new books on 'living green,' this breezy, fun-to-read guide for eco-conscious Sex-and-the-City types sets itself apart with a supportive, winning voice that's long on common sense and well-sourced info; even better, upscale lifestyle writer Matheson promises from the get-go that 'you can definitely be green without giving up everything you love.' As such, she offers valuable tips on finding high-style, high-quality replacements for eco-toxic products, services and indulgences of all kinds-domestics, food and drink, cosmetics, transportation, parties-that won't harm the earth or the body. Elsewhere, she provides familiar small steps-use fewer plastics, buy organic cotton clothes, walk more and drive less-but does encourage the big steps too ('Get rid of your car-if you can'). She also informs readers in clear language exactly why it's important to seek out, say, organic wine or a pedicure that eschews chemicals in favor of 'scrubs and lotions that you would use at home.' Though she dishes some cold, hard facts about the impact everyday choices makes, it's Matheson's level-headed, positive attitude and easy-to-implement tips that will inspire the young, hip and easily distracted to take up the cause." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

"Green Chic" is a whole new kind of environmental book, written for readers who want to go green yet stay style savvy. Offering up dozens of author-tested, earth-friendly ideas, Matheson reveals how maintaining a chic life and saving the planet aren't mutually exclusive.

Synopsis:

Want to go green without giving up great style?

Not sure how to make changes-or why they matter?

Welcome to the world of GREEN CHIC. Being green-thoughtfully, consciously green-makes a real difference in the fight against global warming. But did you know that it's also hip, classic, and stylish?

--Look gorgeous

--Love your wardrobe

--Feel amazing

--Travel in style

--Create a home that's an oasis

--Host fun parties

--Eat incredible food and drink phenomenal wine

--Feel more connected to your friends, family, and nature.

(And did we mention that green women don't get fat?)

Offering up dozens of author-tested, earth-friendly ideas, lifestyle writer Christie Matheson reveals that being chic and saving the planet aren't mutually exclusive. Can living a chic green lifestyle TRULY makes a difference? You bet your organic sheets it can. It's a calmer, more relaxed, more fabulous path that's about quality and quality of life. embrace the fabulousness of green living. being green isn't a fadit's timelessly chic.

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melbutler02, October 14, 2010 (view all comments by melbutler02)
This book has helped me finally catch on to the green movement! It has great ideas for both men and women alike (why not buy a reusable good-for-you-and-the-earth water bottle?) while keeping up a "chic" style. A must-read for those of us who are still unsure why or how to live green.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781402210822
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Author:
Matheson, Christie
Author:
Matheson
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmental responsibility
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Sustainable living
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
7.47x5.53x.57 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 220 pages Sourcebooks - English 9781402210822 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Among a sea of new books on 'living green,' this breezy, fun-to-read guide for eco-conscious Sex-and-the-City types sets itself apart with a supportive, winning voice that's long on common sense and well-sourced info; even better, upscale lifestyle writer Matheson promises from the get-go that 'you can definitely be green without giving up everything you love.' As such, she offers valuable tips on finding high-style, high-quality replacements for eco-toxic products, services and indulgences of all kinds-domestics, food and drink, cosmetics, transportation, parties-that won't harm the earth or the body. Elsewhere, she provides familiar small steps-use fewer plastics, buy organic cotton clothes, walk more and drive less-but does encourage the big steps too ('Get rid of your car-if you can'). She also informs readers in clear language exactly why it's important to seek out, say, organic wine or a pedicure that eschews chemicals in favor of 'scrubs and lotions that you would use at home.' Though she dishes some cold, hard facts about the impact everyday choices makes, it's Matheson's level-headed, positive attitude and easy-to-implement tips that will inspire the young, hip and easily distracted to take up the cause." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "Green Chic" is a whole new kind of environmental book, written for readers who want to go green yet stay style savvy. Offering up dozens of author-tested, earth-friendly ideas, Matheson reveals how maintaining a chic life and saving the planet aren't mutually exclusive.
"Synopsis" by , Want to go green without giving up great style?

Not sure how to make changes-or why they matter?

Welcome to the world of GREEN CHIC. Being green-thoughtfully, consciously green-makes a real difference in the fight against global warming. But did you know that it's also hip, classic, and stylish?

--Look gorgeous

--Love your wardrobe

--Feel amazing

--Travel in style

--Create a home that's an oasis

--Host fun parties

--Eat incredible food and drink phenomenal wine

--Feel more connected to your friends, family, and nature.

(And did we mention that green women don't get fat?)

Offering up dozens of author-tested, earth-friendly ideas, lifestyle writer Christie Matheson reveals that being chic and saving the planet aren't mutually exclusive. Can living a chic green lifestyle TRULY makes a difference? You bet your organic sheets it can. It's a calmer, more relaxed, more fabulous path that's about quality and quality of life. embrace the fabulousness of green living. being green isn't a fadit's timelessly chic.

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