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Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home

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We are what we eat, but we also are what we use to clean our homes, pamper our skin, and decorate our rooms, according to Renée Loux, accomplished raw food chef, award-winning author, and host of Fine Living TV's Easy Being Green. In her new book, Easy Green Living, she applies her whole-foods philosophy to home, garden, and beauty routines.

Renée Loux demonstrates that
Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Rodale Books
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Jun 18, 2012 rated it liked it
The foward is by Michael Myers of all people. Which automatically makes you question the authencity of this book. Mike Myers? Did I just watch him dressed up in a 70's blue polyester suit singing "What's New Pussycat" to President Barack Obama? Wow... a white man gets bojangles for our black president. Have he no self-repect? I just couldn't get that image out of my mind. He even name drops Alice Cooper halfway through his obsequious homage to green living, someone no one no longer cares about, ...more
Feb 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book begins by describing all the poisons, chemicals, and health hazards we've been steeped in all our lives... so it almost makes me feel like I'm doomed no matter what. Not the best for self-motivation.

Like other books, this one lists several different brands and companies that sell environmentally- and people-friendly products. Unlike other books, this one contains lots of "recipes" for homemade cleansers using products such as baking soda, club soda, oxygen bleach, vinegar, and lots of
Stephanie Hempel
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Bible for green living
Aug 17, 2008 rated it liked it
Normally the prospect of a book written by a model-type and connected to a television show (and marketed as such) would turn me off. It turned me off this time, too. But I was requesting all the green cleaning books I could find from the library, so I requested this one too.

I'm quite impressed with it. The trouble that all these books have is that of insufficient information--green living is such a vast subject. I could see some spots where the author was not as clear as would have been ideal, b
Wren Wilson
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ok so the pretty, young lady on the front threw me off, I was expecting something light with common sense home-maker sort of advice but its much, much deeper than that and I ended up really liking this book. I found it very compelling and wonderfully scientific. But, I'm going to warn you right now, it's going to make you paranoid about potentially harmful or carcinogenic chemicals in basically everything. I think this is one of those cases of "Okay, I'm glad I know about unscrupulous things tha ...more
Bonnie Jean
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am currently in love with this book. It clearly explains why it is important to make eco-friendly choices in your personal life, in a way that embraces the positive changes we can make instead of sounding completely "doomsday." The author makes this easy to understand. I am borrowing this book from the library but will probably purchase it for my own referencing in the future. Also, I want to meet Renee Loux, she sounds so amazing!

Update: I bought the book. I still think it's great. And I like
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I try and do my part on living green so most of this book was information that I have read previously. As others have stated in their reviews, this is a great reference book. This is not a book to sit down and read from cover to cover.

I like that she says start small and then keep making changes to products you use, ways you cook, how you recycle, etc. We can all do our parts to live more green and I think this is a great book for finding products or getting information about making your own pr
May 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book had so much information in it that I kind of want to buy it so I can refer to it. (I got it from the library.) The most helpful things I learned are that nonstick cookware is bad for the environment and your health (oops!), that triclosan in antibacterial soaps is bad for the environment (I'm a mid-level germaphobe), and that oxygen bleach is way friendlier than liquid bleach. You can never learn too much about being kind to the environment, and if you learn even one new thing, this bo ...more
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Easy Green Living is divided into chapters based on areas in the home and personal care products. The divided and labeled sections within the chapters make the book a useful reference. A buying guide for each chapter is shown along with DIY recipes. The household information, like What to Look for in a Toilet, Energy-Efficient Washers and Dryers, Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs; Green, Nontoxic Paints, I found especially useful. This book is more than a green guide, it is a home reference guide t ...more
Jan 12, 2009 rated it it was ok
So far, this is boring. It's really in depth...good for somebody wanting to take their enviromental choices to the next level, but not for a beginner. It's practically in a different language!

Okay, I'll admit, this is more of a "skim" than a "read"...I'm not even really counting was pretty dull. A good reference to have around your house, if you want to look up ingredients in different products, but it's not something you can really sit down and read through.
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