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Shift Your Habit and Save

If you think “going green” means spending more money, take a look at Shift Your Habit. Simple strategies that are budget conscious and eco-friendly are the focus of this new book by Elizabeth Rogers, author of The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

Shift Your Habit offers little tweaks for home, food, kids, pets, work and other areas of life and estimates how much money you can save by making each change. They're called shifts because they're not radical turnarounds. Shifts are easier to adopt. Shift suggestions are organized into nine categories. Each shift is accompanied by an estimated cost savings, a description of its eco-friendliness, and other reasons why it’s good for you.

For instance, replacing commercial cleaning products with homemade versions can save up to $200 per year. More importantly, you’ll limit your family’s exposure to toxins and prevent these bad boys from reaching the groundwater. An easy to read chart features a dozen recipes for homemade cleaners – everything from disinfectant to fabric softener – all made from ingredients you’re likely to have around the house. 

Shift Your Habit is a well organized and fun to read book of ideas to consume fewer resources, create less waste, and save more money.

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Shift Your Habit

9780307465306

Shift Your Habit and Save

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If you think “going green” means spending more money, take a look at Shift Your Habit. Simple strategies that are budget conscious and eco-friendly are the focus of this new book by Elizabeth Rogers, author of The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

Shift Your Habit offers little tweaks for home, food, kids, pets, work and other areas of life and estimates how much money you can save by making each change. They're called shifts because they're not radical turnarounds. Shifts are easier to adopt. Shift suggestions are organized into nine categories. Each shift is accompanied by an estimated cost savings, a description of its eco-friendliness, and other reasons why it’s good for you.

For instance, replacing commercial cleaning products with homemade versions can save up to $200 per year. More importantly, you’ll limit your family’s exposure to toxins and prevent these bad boys from reaching the groundwater. An easy to read chart features a dozen recipes for homemade cleaners – everything from disinfectant to fabric softener – all made from ingredients you’re likely to have around the house. 

Shift Your Habit is a well organized and fun to read book of ideas to consume fewer resources, create less waste, and save more money.

Book 

Shift Your Habit

9780307465306

Posted by Lisa Williams at 06/04/2010 01:24:18 PM | 


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