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All You Need Is Less: The Eco-Friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity

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Publisher Comments:

Most eco-friendly books start with terror-inducing lists of the carcinogenic chemicals you are liberally slathering all over every single surface in your house, painting most people as as unwitting eco-villains, happily Lysol-ing your way straight to hell.

Well, readers can just relax and unpack the (plastic) bags – no guilt trips today!

At this point I think we all know that cleaning with bleach is bad and pop cans should go into the recycling – were beyond that, yes?

All You Need is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from the soul-destroying guilt of using a plastic bag because you forgot your reusable ones in the trunk of your car (again), or becoming a preachy know-it all whom everyone loathes from the tips of her organically-shampooed hair to the toes of her naturally sourced recycled sandals. Its all gotten kind of complicated, hasnt it? These days youre not “green” enough unless you quit your day job and devote your entire life to attaining an entirely carbon neutral lifestyle or throw out all of your possessions and replace them with their new “green” alternatives.

This whole eco-friendly thing seems to have devolved into a horrific cycle of guilt, shaming and one-upping, and as a result people are becoming exhausted and getting annoyed and, oh my god, we are living in a world where one of my grocery bags says “This reusable bag makes me better than you.” It doesnt have to be this way. It is possible to take easy baby-steps towards a more earth-friendly lifestyle without stress, guilt, or judgy eco-shaming. Top eco blogger Madeleine Somerville is here with really original ideas on how to save money and the planet. Her ideas are even fun! Somerville has emerged as the voice of reason on urban homesteading that is stress-free, sanity-based and above all do-able.

From the book:

Stop Using Disgusting Dryer Sheets

Do y'all know that most dryer sheets coat use animal fats to coat your clothes with that 'fresh' fragrance? Yeah. It's disgusting. Switch to wool dryer balls, they're simple to make (plus a fun craft project for kids) and they work like a hot damn.

Use Jars Instead of Travel Mugs

1. You can screw on the lid and literally throw a jar full o' coffee into your purse (no more balancing keys, coffee, files etc!) 2. It takes immense resources to manufacture and sell all those plastic/metal travel mugs which are often lost/forgotten

You have old food jars hanging around anyway, why not make use of them? If they break or get lost,at least they were used one more time before reaching their final destination. I always get lots of compliments on my coffee jar.

Synopsis:

Green Your Life and Your Wallet 

Did you know that wool dryer balls work like magic to keep your laundry fluffy, without coating your clothes in animal fat that store-bought dryer sheets leave behind? They’re simple to make and a fun craft project for kids, too. And did you know 7 million trees are cut down annually for the paper cups your coffee is served in? Recycle a jelly container from home and you will save an entire forest while getting lots of compliments on your coffee jar. 

Top eco-blogger and new parent Madeleine Somerville has gathered completely original ideas on how to save money and the planet, and have fun in the process, in All You Need Is Less. Learn how to create and not just consume! This guide to the guilt-free green life is packed with dozens of DIY ideas for shampoo and eco-cleaners, worm compost your garden will love, yummy recipes and even homemade holiday gifts and de´cor. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this book! 

Creative ideas inside:

  • Eco-friendly baby solutions, from recipes for rash cream to biodegradable wipes 
  • Dog and kitty care, including make-it-yourself litter and flea spray 
  • Simplicity is sexy: whip up your own moisturizer and body scrub 

Synopsis:

Most eco-friendly books start with terror-inducing lists of the carcinogenic chemicals you are liberally slathering all over every single surface in your house, painting most people as unwitting eco-villains, happily Lysol-ing their way straight to hell. Well, readers can just relax and unpack the (plastic) bags — no guilt trips today!

All You Need is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from soul-destroying guilt or becoming a preachy know-it-all whom everyone loathes. Its all gotten kind of complicated, hasnt it?

This whole eco-friendly thing seems to have devolved into a horrific cycle of guilt, shaming, and one-upping, and as a result people are becoming exhausted. It doesnt have to be this way. It is possible to take baby steps towards a more Earth-friendly lifestyle without stress, guilt, or judgmental eco-shaming. Top eco-blogger Madeleine Somerville is here with really original ideas on how to save money and the planet. Her ideas are even fun! Somerville has emerged as the voice of reason on urban homesteading that is stress-free, sanity-based, and above all do-able.

About the Author

Madeleine Somerville adores writing in all its incarnations — dramatic exclamation-filled diary entries, pseudo-journalistic endeavors for small town weeklies, and the disfigured, bastard child of the above, blogging. She has a B.A. in sociology and is addicted to commas and soft cheeses. She became an unrepentant, tree-hugging hippie after moving to British Columbia eight years ago, and her husband, daughter, and dog suffer the effects of this metamorphosis on a daily basis. This is her first book. Billee Sharp runs an eco cleaning business and is the author of the bestselling Lemons and Lavender:The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping. She lives with her family in San Francisco, Ca.

Table of Contents

introduction

HOME

• the ugly duckling of the green movement

• the true cost of consumption

• why buy secondhand?

• make it:

o laundry soap

o all-purpose cleaner

o tub scrub

o shower soaker

o silver polish

o floor cleaner

o hardwood floor polish

o window spray

o floor duster

o stainless steel cleaner

o ceramic stovetop cleaner

• alternatives to dryer sheets

• a word about plastic

BODY

• basic hygiene boot camp

• how to choose cosmetics

• make it:

o eye makeup remover

o body oil

o whipped body oil

o microdermabrasion

o simple body scrubs

o shampoo and conditioner

o toothpaste

o deodorant

o skin toner

• lady time

• hair removal

LIFESTYLE

• how being green is good for the waistline

• home, sweet home

• why beg, barter, borrow should be the new eat, pray, love

• remembering your reusable bags

• make it:

o clothesline

o rain barrel

• addictions

FOOD and DRINK

• eating simply

• reducing waste in the grocery store

• taking on take-out

• make it:

o punch yourself in the face salsa

o delicious tzatziki

o zero-electricity, cold brewed, basically-the-solution-to-global-warming, coffee

o jar travel mug

o boho table settings

• all about organics

• simple food storage

GARDENING

• a word from the gardening guru imposter

• make it:

o herb garden

o raised garden beds

o pesticide free gardening

o compost bin

o worm compost

o weed killer

o weed barrier

RELATIONSHIPS

• what to do when your partner is a soul-sucking planet killer

• quiz: are you an insufferable enviro-nag?

• self

• how living green can save your relationship

• giving the gift

• make it:

o personal lubricant

o massage oil

HEALTH and WELLNESS

• apple cider vinegar cures everything

• how (and why) to stick a small ceramic teapot up your nose

• alternative therapies

• make it:

o magic tea for cold and flu season

o epsom salt aromatherapy bath

PET

• your dog does not need a sweater (or a stroller)(or boots)

• make it:

o stinky dog spray

o upcycled pet bed

o flea spray

o pet toothpaste

o litterbox tips for sexy cat ladies

BABY

• welcoming your adorable little waste machine

• why craigslist should be your babys middle name

• toys, toys, toys

• keeping it neutral

• cloth diapering

• baby skin care

• make it:

o belly butter

o baby wipes

o wipe solution

o diaper rash cream

HOLIDAYS

• how to curb holiday excess without becoming a Scrooge

• make it:

o wrapping paper

o recycled paper bow

o a difference

CONCLUSION

REFERENCES

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936740796
Author:
Somerville, Madeleine
Publisher:
Viva Editions
Author:
Sharp, Billee
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
7.25 x 7.25 in

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Green Your Life and Your Wallet 

Did you know that wool dryer balls work like magic to keep your laundry fluffy, without coating your clothes in animal fat that store-bought dryer sheets leave behind? They’re simple to make and a fun craft project for kids, too. And did you know 7 million trees are cut down annually for the paper cups your coffee is served in? Recycle a jelly container from home and you will save an entire forest while getting lots of compliments on your coffee jar. 

Top eco-blogger and new parent Madeleine Somerville has gathered completely original ideas on how to save money and the planet, and have fun in the process, in All You Need Is Less. Learn how to create and not just consume! This guide to the guilt-free green life is packed with dozens of DIY ideas for shampoo and eco-cleaners, worm compost your garden will love, yummy recipes and even homemade holiday gifts and de´cor. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this book! 

Creative ideas inside:

  • Eco-friendly baby solutions, from recipes for rash cream to biodegradable wipes 
  • Dog and kitty care, including make-it-yourself litter and flea spray 
  • Simplicity is sexy: whip up your own moisturizer and body scrub 

"Synopsis" by ,
Most eco-friendly books start with terror-inducing lists of the carcinogenic chemicals you are liberally slathering all over every single surface in your house, painting most people as unwitting eco-villains, happily Lysol-ing their way straight to hell. Well, readers can just relax and unpack the (plastic) bags — no guilt trips today!

All You Need is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from soul-destroying guilt or becoming a preachy know-it-all whom everyone loathes. Its all gotten kind of complicated, hasnt it?

This whole eco-friendly thing seems to have devolved into a horrific cycle of guilt, shaming, and one-upping, and as a result people are becoming exhausted. It doesnt have to be this way. It is possible to take baby steps towards a more Earth-friendly lifestyle without stress, guilt, or judgmental eco-shaming. Top eco-blogger Madeleine Somerville is here with really original ideas on how to save money and the planet. Her ideas are even fun! Somerville has emerged as the voice of reason on urban homesteading that is stress-free, sanity-based, and above all do-able.

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