Practically Green: Your Guide to Ecofriendly Decision-Making – a book I can identify with, relate to and recommend to my friends. A friend of mine and fellow green mom, Micaela Preston – with whom I had a ball with at BlogHer 09’ has written this wonderful book which she sent to me to review and it came to my door step the week the family was down with the flu and I needed something to read in desperate relief from Dora and Diego! Truth be told, there’s so many eco-friendly green books on the market (which is why you haven’t seen one come out with me as the author…yet) that it’s hard to tell which ones are good, bad, best or worth purchasing. I don’t do a ton of book reviews but the ones I’ve reviewed, whether they’re a friend or not, are books I would suggest someone going out to buy, read, tell a friend about and give as a gift. Practically Green is one of those books and Micaela shakes it up with her smaller book size, cut out pages, recipes and “practical” ideas.
The concepts behind most of Micaela book is much of what I speak to here at Green and Clean Mom and the community – simple, do what you can, not rocket science but common sense, doable approaches to giving toxins the boots, living a healthier life style and helping the environment. I suggest giving Practically Green a chance because the size will fit in a stocking, a purse, glove compartment, diaper bag and can be a great starter guide, reminder and green tip guide for even the pro who just needs some practicality to their life when they get all mixed up in the complexity of being green and non-toxic.
Even this Green and Clean Mom learned a thing or two (okay, I was politely reminded of some terms and information but it was needed) and you can too! Here is one quick example:
“Don’t be fooled by pinkwashing, the practice in which companies position themselves as advocates to stop breast cancer – while selling products that contain chemicals that may be actually contributing to an increase in breast cancer.” P. 121
I can’t quote the entire book but I can tell you where to get your own copy and give a copy away! Want to win a copy?
Leave me a comment telling me one eco-friendly thing you intend on doing this holiday season and why this book might be a great stocking stuffer for someone you know! This giveaway is for U.S. residents only, one comment per person and this giveaway will end on Monday, November 16, 2009. The winner will be notifed via email and the author of the book will be given the winners email address to send the book to.
-This giveaway has ended and the winner was randomly drawn and emailed!-