The Mom’s Guide To Growing Your Family Green: Saving The Earth Begins At Home by Terra Wellington
I’m so ridiculous about books like this. First, I get really excited about them. Then they arrive, and I worry that they will be boring and dry and put off reading them for far too long. Finally, I read them and find that they are not at all dry and in fact quite helpful. I think the fact that I so recently read “The Smart Mama’s Green Guide” contributed to me not wanting to read this one, I thought they would be too similar. Luckily, though, both books took very different approaches to the concept of ‘green.’
“The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green” takes a more traditional view of the word ‘green,’ talking about increasing a family’s quality of life by living a green lifestyle. Topics included reducing water and energy consumption, eco-friendly disposal and consumption, and green travel. What I appreciated is that Wellington didn’t list things that one should do, she gave specific, concrete reasons as to WHY doing these things would improve a family’s life.
If you’re looking for specific steps to take to reduce your footprint, whether or not you’re a mom, “The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green” offers simple actionable items and would be a good resource.