A Beginner's Guide to Green Living
by Rebecca Henry
Genre: Nonfiction, How-To, Green Living
But it is not just about the care of our health, this book also focuses on social issues in third world countries, eliminating zero-waste products in the home, the need for fair trade and organic clothing, toxic chemicals accumulating in the environment affecting aquatic life, animals, and waterways. I explain how to change your daily lives effortlessly and slowly, providing inspiring recipes and crafts, to help make a difference with these cultural and environmental issues. I encourage people with black thumbs to get into the garden by providing easy projects like re-growing spring onions from kitchen cuttings. It is my passion to show people that they can have two green thumbs!
How Green Living Contributes To A Zero-Waste Home
Green living has important benefits. It’s eco-friendly, cruelty-free, sustainable and has the added advantage of being homemade. But green living also promotes a zero-waste lifestyle by helping to reduce the amount of plastic and non-biodegradable items we collect in our homes. By substituting and replacing disposable items in your house for more sustainable, plastic-free alternatives, you are reducing your carbon footprint by decreasing the amount of pollution that is being dispersed into the air, water, and the soil. A common misconception is that you can recycle all plastic. However, most plastics are not recyclable and end up in rapidly filling landfills or high energy using - incinerators across the world. Making a conscious effort to avoid buying unnecessary plastics and other non-biodegradable materials can help to eliminate the overuse of our planet’s natural resources. Just remember, every plastic item you see will never completely go away. It’s on this earth for good, even if it takes on some new form or another. I hope that the next generation will end this plastic age.
Plastic surrounds our daily lives; from the food we eat, the clothes we wear, to the bikes and cars we ride in, to the beds we lay on at night. Plastic is on our dining room table and in our showers. It is almost impossible to eradicate all plastics from your life, but you can make conscious choices to eliminate the number of plastics you bring into your home. Every little bit helps! Change begins with making the conscious decision to do things differently and that is walking the path of a greener lifestyle.
Rebecca Henry is an American author living in the UK. Her books range from vegan cookbooks to fantasy to sci-fi to Rebecca's latest release with Urban Edge Publishing, Louisiana Latte: A Chick Lit Comedy About Sisters, Stilletos, Coffee, and One Fabulous Diva! You can find all Rebecca's books on Amazon.