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Better Basics for the Home. By Annie Bond. Offers more than 800 simple and practical alternatives to common household toxins, covering everything from skin care to gardening. Adopting these suggestions and formulas isn't hard. "Mixing up face creams or wood stain isn't much different than cleaning the windows with vinegar, soap, and water instead of using Brand X," Bond explains. "With a few staples we can clean our houses, wash our hair, or rid the dog's bed of fleas." These days it's impossible to lead a life that is toxin-free, but you can reduce your exposure, and Better Basics  explains how. More… | Annie Bond EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Better Basics for the Home

Clean & Green. By Annie Bond. Filled with new and traditional ideas for living free of hazardous household products, this book is the result of years of experimentation. Not only an encyclopedia for environmental cleanliness, but also a laundry list of everyday solutions. 485 ways to clean, polish, disinfect, deodorize, launder, remove stains, even wash your car, without harming yourself or the environment. Recipes based on harmless, nonpolluting, renewable ingredients. This book has sold almost 100,000 copies for a reason - it works! It also helps you choose the best commercial products available. As Kindle | More… | Annie Bond EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Clean & Green

Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the Future. By Jim Motavalli. As more alternative-fuel cars from major automakers enter the market, "clean" cars are taking center stage. Forward Drive presents the fascinating story of the race to build greener cars – ones that can help address the problems that have accompanied the rise and spread of traditional gas-powered vehicles. The book traces the history of automobile development, including early attempts to create practical electric vehicles, and explores new technologies, especially gas/electric hybrid drives and hydrogen fuel cells. More… | Jim Motavalli EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the Future

Gasp!: The Swift and Terrible Beauty of Air. By Joe Sherman. Traces the evolution of air as a focus for science and as a concept in culture through short biographies of obscure geniuses and modern-day wonders alike. He tells the story of sixteenth-century homeopath Paracelus, who introduced the idea that illnesses could be airborne, and the famous cyclist Lance Armstrong, whose aerobic capacity differs dramatically from Sherman's own. Sherman blends the history and myths of air, together with its environmental and physiological effects, into a rich and sometimes troubling account. More... | Joe Sherman EcoSpeakers Info >>
       Gasp! The Swift and Terrible Beauty of Air

Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment. By Pamela Gordon. This book dispels the myth that a business or organization has to choose between making a profit and protecting the environment. Appealing to employees at every level, it provides more than 100 examples of environmental practices from prominent companies – including Intel, Louisiana-Pacific, and Polaroid – that bring savings or new sources of revenue to an enterprise. It also coaches employees to make their environmental cases to management using no-nonsense business language – leading their argument with profitability. As Kindle | More… | Pamela Gordon EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment

Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction. By Terry Tamminen. A hard look at the health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil. While the petroleum industry is raking in huge profits, it is studiously avoiding measures that would lessen the hazards of its products. Using the successful lawsuits by state governments against big tobacco as a model, the author sets forth a bold strategy to hold oil and auto companies accountable and force industry reform. He also offers a blueprint for developing alternative energy sources based on California's real world experiences. As Kindle | More… | Terry Tamminen EcoSpeakers Info >>
       Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction

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Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile. By Katie Alvord. Divorcing your car can take many forms, from simply using it less to not owning one at all. This practical guide shows how divorcing a car can be fun, healthy, money-saving, and helpful to the planet. While most other transportation reform books emphasize long-range political and economic policy, this book speaks less about policy and more about realistic actions individuals can take to reduce their car dependence. It suggests all the reasons not to drive and the many alternative ways we can all get around without our cars. More… | Katie Alvord EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Green Kitchen Handbook. By Annie Bond. Practical guide answers dozens of questions environmentally conscientious and curious cooks have wondered about for years, such as the geographic origin of common healthful foods, their processing or production, and what makes them healthful. More… | Annie Bond EcoSpeakers Info >>

Home Enlightenment: Practical, Earth-Friendly Advice for Creating a Nurturing, Healthy, and Toxin-Free Home and Lifestyle. By Annie Bond. A comprehensive guide to creating a toxin-free, environmentally friendly home with an eye toward bringing health and harmony to those living there and those living on the earth as a whole. As Kindle | More… | Annie Bond EcoSpeakers Info >>

Lean and Clean Management: How to Boost Profits and Productivity by Reducing Pollution. By Joe Romm. Presents a comprehensive system that aims to help businesses achieve gains through intelligent energy use, "green" office and plant design, and waste-free lean management. More… | Joe Romm EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes. By Dan Chiras. An overview of the pros and cons of fourteen natural building methods. Includes straw bale, rammed earth, cob, cordwood, adobe, earthbags, papercrete, and more. The common goal is to create a house that is economical, energy efficient, nontoxic, and pleasing. This comprehensive sourcebook offers in-depth information that will guide your choice of the materials and methods for building a sustainable natural home. An unabashed advocate of natural building techniques, Chiras takes care not to romanticize, and he alerts readers to avoidable pitfalls. As Kindle | More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Natural Plaster Book. By Dan Chiras. For builders of natural homes (straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, and other natural materials), this step-by-step guide takes the confusion out of choosing, mixing, and applying natural plasters. From principles to practicalities, and with every stage of the process illustrated, it details the entire process of plastering with earth, lime, and gypsum for a long-lasting and durable finish. Heavily illustrated with practical drawings and photographs, it also includes an extensive resource guide listing books, magazines, videos, builders, and suppliers. As Kindle | More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

The New Ecological Home: Complete Guide to Green Building Options. By Dan Chiras. As homeowners become more environmentally savvy and demand ecological choices, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging. In this comprehensive volume, Chiras includes chapters on green building materials, earth-sheltered architecture, passive solar heating and cooling, sustainable approaches to water and waste, energy efficiency, and environmental landscaping. He sets the record strait on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling, and provides a resource guide, recommendations, and a green-building checklist. As Kindle | More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Once and Future Superpower: How to Restore America's Economic, Energy, and Environmental Security. By Joe Romm. A look at how the United States can realign its priorities in the wake of the collapse of communism. Argues that the U.S. should maximize domestic, high-paying jobs while minimizing energy use and pollution. More… | Joe Romm EcoSpeakers Info >>

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