Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Review: 'Eco-Friendly Families' by Helen Coronato

Eco-Friendly Families by Helen Coronato, 2008, Penguin Group, $15.95, softbound, 256 pages. Category/Genre: how-to. Cover: fine. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble. 

Written as a guide to help families go green, this book begins with the preparations you will need to take before going green and moves on to the small changes you can make in order to get big results. For example, try replacing your burnt-out bulbs with more energy-efficient light bulbs. 

Coronato also has chapters on setting goals, as well as the Three R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Throughout the book, she has 'Five-Minute Makeovers,' such as placing a brick inside your commode tank to help lower the amount of water needed to refill the tank. 

Ideas on how to clean your house using green methods, as well as a 'Room-by-Room Eco-Redesign' are other topics covered. Coronato includes some green websites in her appendix. 

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