The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

Elizabeth Rogers Thomas M. Kostigen

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The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

The Green Book The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time Ellen DeGeneres Robert Redford Will Ferrell Jennifer Aniston Faith Hill Tim McGraw Martha Stewart Tyra Banks Dale Earnhardt Jr Tiki Barber Owen Wilson and Justin Timberlake tell you how the

  • Title: The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time
  • Author: Elizabeth Rogers Thomas M. Kostigen
  • ISBN: 9780307381354
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Redford, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martha Stewart, Tyra Banks, Dale Earnhardt, Jr Tiki Barber, Owen Wilson, and Justin Timberlake tell you how they make a difference to the environment.Inside The Green Book, find out how you can too Don t ask for ATM receipts If everyone in the United States refused their receipts,Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Redford, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martha Stewart, Tyra Banks, Dale Earnhardt, Jr Tiki Barber, Owen Wilson, and Justin Timberlake tell you how they make a difference to the environment.Inside The Green Book, find out how you can too Don t ask for ATM receipts If everyone in the United States refused their receipts, it would save a roll of paper than two billion feet long, or enough to circle the equator fifteen times Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth You ll conserve up to five gallons of water per day Throughout the entire United States, the daily savings could add up to water than is consumed every day in all of New York City Get a voice mail service for your home phone If all answering machines in U.S homes were replaced by voice mail services, the annual energy savings would total nearly two billion kilowatt hours The resulting reduction in air pollution would be equivalent to removing 250,000 cars from the road for a year With wit and authority, authors Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen provide hundreds of solutions for all areas of your life, pinpointing the smallest changes that have the biggest impact on the health of our precious planet.

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    1. Crystal on said:

      Lovely cover design and interior format but the book was disappointing. It'd serve as a nice introduction for those who haven't a clue how to recycle--and by that I mean those entirely void of clue. First two chapters were okay, but then it became very repetitive, in ideas and advice, and annoying, in analogies and attempts at communicating just what vast changes can come about by being environment-friendly. For example, it was tolerable the first twenty times they used such equivalents as doing [...]

    2. Amy on said:

      I really liked how this book gave a lot of statistics. If you cut your shower by 2 minutes, you'll save 10 gallons of water. It really brings things to light, and I wrote down a lot of tips on what I can do to cut down on waste and conserve natural resources.

    3. Dave on said:

      (transcribed from a 2009 blog entry)This holiday season, I received two books detailing how we can help the environment.The first one, the New York Times' green book, was a disappointment. The celebrity vignettes are well-intentioned, if at times bizarre (William McDonough and Cameron Diaz?)Some of the advice in this book isn't very good. Take the following Travel tip:Seek out locations that aren't overexposed, overcrowded, or in environmenmentally sensitive areas. Overcrowding in already densel [...]

    4. Kate on said:

      The Green Book is pale green at best. I was drawn to the book because William McDonough, co-author of Cradle to Cradle, contributed to the foreword (along with Cameron Diaz). However, this book is not for the already environmentally-savvy reader. This book might serve as a really good entry-level approach to environmentalism for economically privileged folks who have little to no background understanding of the environmental crises of climate change and pollution. The emphasis of the book is on [...]

    5. Anna Engel on said:

      This book does so little and wastes too much paper (recycled or not). It's so disappointing. Its "Simple Steps" are silly and don't offer much useful information. Likewise, the suggestions made in each chapter are almost goofy. For instance, there was a whole paragraph about which type of inflammatory device was best for the environment (plastic lighters vs. wood matches vs. paper matches). Also, every single suggestion was concluded with an outlandish if-we-all-pitched-in statement like (I'm ma [...]

    6. Mir on said:

      The writing formula was really tiresome After the 2nd chapter I was like, "OK OK OKOKOKOKOK. I GET IT." They spent more time making huge analogies and "what-ifs" than they did actually giving helpful advice. A little more in the "how" department would have been helpful. Examples would have also been helpful. Faith Hill telling me her daughter likes to sort the recycling wasn't really all that helpful.My biggest pet peeve with this book was the recommendation to stop going to the library and look [...]

    7. SooYoung on said:

      Kind of a waste of space of a book. I would think even in 2007 people would have known to turn off the tap while brushing their teeth, do some of their grocery shopping at local farmers markets, and to not have hotels wash their linens everyday. On top of the pretty lame tips, there are these 1-page wisdoms from celebrities on how they got in touch with the eco-friendly world: during their trip to Africa, when they bought a Prius (2x), or how they recycle at home. "You don't have to change the w [...]

    8. Jeff Corrigan on said:

      This is not a book you should read if you are hoping to learn about a lot of different ways that you can live a greener life. It's basically a bunch of celebrities sharing a thing or two about what they do to be "green." I'm not sure that I really need to hear that Jennifer Aniston takes three minute showers to conserve water. That's great, but I'm not sure that it would move a reader to do the same or really teach someone how to live a greener life. I'm not sure that the average person who is i [...]

    9. Lain on said:

      When confronting issues of ecology and conservation, I can often feel hopeless -- that no matter what I do, it's not enough. Or my efforts make little effect at all. This book made me feel that one person can -- and should -- do what she can to help save the planet. Not only were there hundreds of ideas on how to make small changes, the impact of those changes was clearly spelled out. Now I now that by skipping the beef in one meal, I save 2500 gallons of water. The same kinds of comparisons are [...]

    10. Danielle Wells on said:

      I learned quite a lot of information about being environmentally conservative in this book. It's all about taking care of our planet and being responsible for our actions (waste created and how it's dealt with). I breezed through this book in a hour because it's laid out so simply! There are 12 chapters and each one focuses on an aspect of our every day life in which we could take better care of our planet: home, entertainment, travel, communication & technology, school, work, shopping, heal [...]

    11. Fred on said:

      Before I get too far into this review I should make clear that I'm a huge fan of sustainability and conservation. I'm even pursuing a graduate certificate in Environmental Sustainability right now. This is a good book and I definitely learned some things but I think this is another of those science books that needs to be dusted off every ten years in order to remain relevant with the stats. The book was honestly good enough that I would have given it a four star rating had they stuck to science [...]

    12. Auroradaybreak on said:

      This is a great book for any environmentalist or anyone who just wants to keep our planet beautiful. Our planet needs help and this is how you can keep her alive, and how to not be wasteful.

    13. Lkowalczyk on said:

      This was published in 2007, so some of it is a no-brainer. I was like, duh, this is old news. But for some, it's not. It really is a primer for those who haven't figured out their actions are effecting the planet. Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose. There are some hidden gems. And like a good recycler, I'm now going to donate this book to our Friends of the Library!

    14. Joy on said:

      Printed on 100% recycled paper, The Green Book reads more like an anecdotal children’s encyclopedia (minus the pictures) than it does a full-fledged book. The 12 chapters, each covering a common space or activity such as home, work, school, and travel, systematically present simple ways in which readers can decrease their ecological footprint in each space. Each chapter contains 3 sections, including a section introducing the big picture, followed by 3 simple steps to becoming greener, and, fi [...]

    15. Claire Frances on said:

      I borrowed this 100% recycled book from the library. This book is full of information about how to save the planet, how to make an impact on global warming if people don't recycle or care about the planet, how to save your money by converting your habits of transporting, cleaning, beauty, food, and more. It contains contents of home, entertainment, travel, technology, school, work, shopping, health and beauty, sports, money and finance, and building-- each of them tells you how much you would sa [...]

    16. Kristal Cooper on said:

      This book goes way beyond the advice: "Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle" -- although many of the suggestions are soundly based on those principles. Each item they address has a simple trade or fix, the reason why it's better, and an example of the positive result from the change. (IE: Buying a patio furniture bench made from recycled plastic will prevent 2000 plastic bottles from entering a landfill.)The book is organized into sections like Entertainment, Travel, and Shopping for those who just want to s [...]

    17. Jamie Clarke on said:

      This book is billed as one simple step at a time idea book for making greener choices. And simple it was, too simple if you're already living a relatively green-aware lifestyle. I put this book down so many times that I finally just gave up and skimmed it for any ideas that I wasn't already following or had not at least heard. Frankly there were only a handful; most were only slightly better than basic common sense, both ecological and economical. Additionally there seemed to be very little scie [...]

    18. Lisa on said:

      Every single person on this planet should read The Green Book. It's a wonderfully quick and easy-to-read-through book crammed full of practical ideas for famiies and individuals to put to immediate use in an effort to make a positive impact on our beautiful Earth. The authors do not take a finger-pointing approach. On the contrary, they humble themselves and talk about the challenges facing 'real families' with regard to recycling but they also offer up suggestions that are very real and pretty [...]

    19. Jill on said:

      I got this book from my mom for my birthday. It's printed on recycled paper and it contains tons of good ideas and tips to help save the earth. I appreciate that! I did learn many little ideas that I did not know about, and I'll keep this on my shelf forever!The only complaints I have are that after literally every idea, the authors tell what kind of impact you can have on a global scale if you choose to do the specific thing. For example, use regular soap instead of buying special baby body was [...]

    20. Tamara on said:

      I think I've read too many green books. They are seeming quite repetitive. And I don't appreciate the "dumbing down" factor for this one, as it uses the pathetic ploy of chapters written by celebrities which are not insightful or interesting. However, there were a few tidbits of interest: There is supposedly a new DVD format called Blue-Ray, which stores more info and uses discs with 50% paper content, making them shreddable and more recyclable! Though the format is not widely compatible yet, I [...]

    21. Sara on said:

      This book provides steps for a simple approach to living less wasteful lives. Reading this book doesn't make you feel guilty and it doesn't preach. Instead, it shows you how simple changes can help you use the resources we take for granted more efficiently.I also found this book to be a useful reference guide for making informed decisions. It contains an index and is arranged by topic, such as "home", "school" and "shopping" so you get specific pointers for distinct areas of life rather than as [...]

    22. Kelli on said:

      It was a quick read with a lot of helpful information. Though some of it started to get redundant. I did not like the celebrity commentary. I dont need to read about a celebrity's green living history to care about making changes. Also, some of the statistics were questionable, for instance, it would say something like, if all households America stopped doing "this" then "that" would be the result. But that would only be true if all households in America did "this" in the first place. I understa [...]

    23. Allison on said:

      I liked the concept of this book, and I actually learned quite a bit from it. It started to get repetitive after awhile, though, and some of the advice contradicted what had previously been written. An example, from memory: it’s recommended to use the library rather than buy new books, but then later it says that going to the library “wastes” X amount of energy… ridiculous. It’s a good book for people who are starting to get into living green, but the advice is lacking in some areas. I [...]

    24. Brian on said:

      A nifty little book that can be read in a matter of hours. It really should serve as a reference. Most of it is common sense. Not much new to me here and I'm already doing nearly everything they recommend. So in that sense, I was disappointed. I read it to learn something new, not to reaffirm that I'm doing the right thing. A few things, like the efficiencies of dishwashers and microwaves are based on certain assumptions that don't necessarily hold in all cases. They use a lot of analogies to il [...]

    25. Stephanie Marie on said:

      I pride myself on making a tremendous effort at being green. I had heard wonders about this book and picked it up, along with a few other green living books. This is the only one I still haven't finished. It has tons of little tips. But nothing really jumped out at me as extraordinary. There was little I didn't already know or do. The book was cool-- made out of recycled paper, throwing in a pop culture appeal with all the celebs-- but it was dry. Statistics, statistics, statistics-- that's all [...]

    26. Zandy on said:

      This is a good "overview" book with lots and lots of ideas to get you started in turning over a new green leaf (seasoned "greenies" will also likely find some ideas they hadn't previously considered). I did think it had a number of useful suggestions that anyone could put into practice and I, of course, love the suggestion that all parents should try cloth diapers. The style of the book, short blurbs on each topic giving one "simple" idea in each paragraph, make the ideas very accessible, but al [...]

    27. Marcella on said:

      This book is a quick and easy read with practical "green" tips. A good entry into the treat the world right movement. A lot of common sense and stuff you might already be doing or can easily do. What I would have liked to see more of is the "where you can do this stuff." For instance, how do I go about finding a "green" dry cleaner, where can I find a recycler for my electronic waste, etc.? Maybe its a site that is out there or one that needs to be created, but that would have definitely been he [...]

    28. Heather on said:

      I really liked this book--very quick read, very interesting, lots of good information and ways to apply conservation techniques in every area of our lives. I kept a little notebook right next to me the whole time to write down things I thought we could do; things like buying reusable air filters for our home that are machine-washable, using baby bar soap instead of soap in the plastic bottles, auto-switching power strips, getting off the mailing list for junk mail (dmaconsumers/cgi/offmailinglis [...]

    29. Natalie Longarini on said:

      Love that it was printed on recycled paper, so immediately it practices what it preaches. Includes imple and feasible ideas on how we can all do our part to help save the environment. While what they are telling us isn't exactly groundbreaking, and most of us are aware of these options, they're easily obtainable in our every day lives but alot of people just forget about these choices that are available to them. Also contains information people may not be aware of, such a e-waste. Also has a ton [...]

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