The Latest

Green home books for 2008

LivinglikeedGreening-your-home books are sprouting like alfalfa seeds. New choices this year include:

Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life (Clarkson Potter, February, $18 paper) by Ed Begley Jr. The author shares his eco-experiences and offers advice on what works and what will save readers money.

Green House: Eco-Friendly Disposal and Recycling at Home (M. Evans, June, $9.95 paper) by Norm Crampton. Suggests tips for recycling a variety of household items.

Using Natural Finishes: A Step-by-Step Guide (Chelsea Green, May, $40 paper) by Adam Weisman and Katy Bryce. Addresses the environmental and practical benefits of natural plasters and paints.

Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home (Rodale, April, $25 paper) by Renée Loux. Suggests using nontoxic, environmentally safe products to enhance personal and planetary health.

Black and Decker: The Complete Guide to the Green Home: The Good Citizen’s Guide to Earth-Friendly Remodeling & Home Maintenance (Rockport, May, $24.95 paper) by Phillip Schmidt.

Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home (Dutton, April, $24.95) by Christopher Gavigan. Features essays from experts and notable parents.

Green-Up Your Cleanup (Creative Homeowner, March, $16.95 paper) by Jill Potvin Schoff. Explains how to replace toxic household cleaners with natural solutions.

And not a green home book, but notable:

Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fast-Food–Fueled Mercedes, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of Greener Pastures (Algonquin, October, $15.95 paper) by Greg Melville. The author and a college buddy traverse the country—without using any fossil fuel—to investigate what’s being done to preserve the planet.

— Compiled by Publishers Weekly More . . .

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.