Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Sustainability Made Simple & Baggu Review & Giveaway!
Sustainability Made Simple is an introduction to sustainability and sustainable living that explores the relationship between everyday life and the intricate global environmental issues of today, including air and water pollution, deforestation, and climate change. Rosaly Byrd and Laurèn DeMates offer an optimistic yet realistic perspective on our impact on the environment, giving much needed guidance to those who are interested in finding new and relatively easy ways to incorporate sustainability into daily life.
An excellent resource for those who are interested in learning what sustainability is about and picking up habits to be more sustainable, Sustainability Made Simple shows that adopting a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t require “going off the grid” or making drastic life changes that take time and cost money. Instead, Byrd and DeMates focus on the advantages and transformative changes associated with sustainability, demonstrating that although society is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, working towards sustainability is an opportunity to do things differently and do things better, enhancing aspects of life, such as health, work and community.
My Thoughts: I loved this book. I think many people, including me, get a bit overwhelmed when they hear the word sustainability. We all want to make a difference but most of us can't exactly move off the grid and completely erase our carbon footprint! This book shows how you can make easy, small changes that will go a long way. From what house plants offer the biggest air filtering bang to how to organize your fridge to maximize energy saving this book has you covered. I loved the section tackling food waste which gave tips on how to avoid throwing out food and how to maximize every bit of food.
If you are looking for a way to make an impact in the world, Sustainability Made Simple has the tools to help you get started. I highly recommend this book! You can purchase it at your local bookstore or by clicking HERE. I also want to mention that the authors have a great blog that you should definitely check out and you can find that HERE.
Giveaway Time! I am so excited to tell you that I have a "Growing a Green Family" prize pack (ARV $50) up for grabs. The giveaway includes Sustainability Made Simple and this awesome Baggu bag that I used all the time. It is a machine washable, durable and adorable tote that I use for groceries, library books and a park bag.
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