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 . . .

2 Comments on Green home books for 2008

  1. Gharri

    All of these books are good and timely reads for any family. The key is to find small, daily ways to do your part. This thread lays it out pretty well:

  2. Inland Empire

    The newest edition of Country Living also has a large section on green living.