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So I am looking for a great book on how to live "green". I am trying to slowly make changes to my home and my daily habits that are environmentally friendly, but have been having the greatest difficulty finding a book that gives suggestions that aren't written for a "newbie" (ie. use paper or reusable bags instead of plastic, turn off the lights when you leave a room, etc) or an expert (or at least a rich person, lol) (use sustainable wood when building your home, start a large organic garden in your backyard). I guess I have just been under or overwhelmed with the books i have been able to find. While I do want to make some large changes, building a new home or making some of the huge changes suggested aren't financially feasible for us right now.<br><br>
So, please, send some suggestions my way for books that address *making significant changes in your daily life but that don't involve trashing/getting rid of everything you already own and starting from scratch or spending an insane amount of money * <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thanks
 

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Clean House Clean Planet<br><br>
And check out this blog. Greenasathistle ( just Google it)<br><br>
She is doing a thing where she tries one new thing every day to make her life greener. Kind of like No Impact Man. Some of the things she has done are pretty radical, but at the top of her blog she has lists...what she has tried, what she liked, what she didn't, etc.<br><br>
She has lots of links to other green blogs.<br><br>
Good luck.
 

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I'm in a similar place... not an expert, but already living pretty thoughtfully and need more than a simple 100 things you can do type list.<br><br>
Its not a book, but the North West Earth Institute has a curriculum of sorts for Discussion groups<br><a href="http://www.nwei.org/discussion_courses" target="_blank">http://www.nwei.org/discussion_courses</a><br><br>
I really enjoyed the reader for the Sense of Place group I participated in a few years ago, and bet some of the others are even better. The discussion element was awesome, but maybe you could just get your hands on a reader if you are not up for organizing a discussion group.
 
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