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Books on lifestyles and personal choices that are at the same time both healthier and more sustainable. These include reducing toxic chemical use and exposure in the home, choosing health promoting transportation options, and eating for health and sustainability.

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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

Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World. By Diane MacEachern. Explains how women can harness the "power of their purse" and intentionally shift spending to commodities that have the greatest environmental benefit. Targets twenty types of products, including cars, cosmetics, coffee, food, paper, appliances, and cleansers, where women's dollars can make a dramatic difference. Provides easy-to-follow guidelines and lists to help women choose the greenest options. As Kindle | More… | Diane MacEachern EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World

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

Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment. By Denis Hayes. Cowed shows how raising and eating cattle has depleted America’s largest aquifer, created health problems, and drastically increased methane discharges (a very powerful greenhouse gas). Eating one pound of beef produces a greater carbon footprint than burning a gallon of gas. Cowed provides a glimpse into what we can do now to provide a better future for cows, humans, and the world we share. Overall, Cowed points to a future in which we eat less, but better, beef. As Kindle | More… | Denis Hayes EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment

Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers. By Amy Stewart. Takes us inside the world of hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists around the world who have worked to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature could provide. What has been gained and what has been lost in tinkering with Mother Nature? Should we care that some roses have lost their scent? Or that most flowers are sprayed with pesticides? As Kindle | More… | Amy Stewart EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers

Green Babies, Sage Moms. By Lynda Fassa. From the trailblazing founder of Green Babies organic clothing comes this guide for new mothers in raising a "green" family - and doing it simply and inexpensively. Filled with necessary and convenient advice that takes the reader from the first months of pregnancy. It explains the safest ways to get the house ready, the best gear – from clothes to crib mattresses, organic recipes for breastfeeding moms, how to throw a green baby shower, solutions for storing breast milk, how to keep play areas safe from chemicals, and how to handle the diaper dilemma. As Kindle | More… | Lynda Fassa EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Green Babies, Sage Moms

Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home. By Linda Mason Hunter. A step-by-step guide to cleaning better while using nontoxic, ecofriendly products. Room-by-room and stain-by-stain, Green Clean breaks environmentally conscious cleaning into simple principles and easily mastered techniques that let readers set their own goals and develop their own cleaning plan. Also includes recipes for safe, simple, and economical cleaning solutions as well as the lowdown on the best eco-friendly cleaning products on the market today. More... | Linda Mason Hunter EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home

Green Home Improvement: 65 Projects That Will Cut Utility Bills, Protect Your Health & Help the Environment. By Dan Chiras. The projects described range from quick, easy, low-cost tasks like insulating a water heater, sealing foundation cracks, or painting with insulating paint, to bigger-ticket items like installing an energy-efficient heating system, energy-conserving windows, or green flooring. For each project, it outlines the steps required, the material and installation options, the cost, the payback, as well as the health, comfort, and environmental benefits. As Kindle | More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Green Home Improvement

The Healthy Home: An Attic-To-Basement Guide to Toxin-Free Living. By Linda Mason Hunter. The Healthy Home provides scientific information, helpful statistics, and comprehensive advice on how to make your home safe. It includes chapters on water, indoor air quality, hazardous household products, furnishings, pets, and safety. It also includes a healthy home inspection checklist as well as a section of recipes for homemade nontoxic household products such as scouring powders and dishwater soaps. More... | Linda Mason Hunter EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The Healthy Home: An Attic-To-Basement Guide to Toxin-Free Living

Human Biology. By Dan Chiras. Provides students with a clear and concise introduction to the general concepts of mammalian biology and human structure and function. With a focus on health and homeostasis, Human Biology enhances students' understanding of their own health needs and presents the scientific background necessary for students to think critically about biological information they encounter in the media. The completely revised content and new art and photos provide students with a more user-friendly text, while learning tools maximize comprehension of the material. More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>
       Human Biology

Social Marketing for Public Health: Global Trends and Success Stories. By Nancy Lee. Explores how marketing principles and techniques are being used to increase the effectiveness of public health programs around the world. The book highlights successful health behavior change campaigns launched by governments, NGOs, businesses, and citizens on five continents. Each chapter examines a success story, ranging from anti-smoking campaigns to AIDS prevention, from promotion of healthy lifestyles to battles against obesity, and from public educational campaigns on hepatitis B to contraceptive marketing. As Kindle | More… | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Social Marketing for Public Health: Global Trends and Success Stories

True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You. By Annie Bond. This inviting, encouraging how-to turns the ideals of today’s food revolution into eight practical steps to a healthier, more natural diet. It’s a workable blueprint for enlightening your kitchen in ways that are good for you, your pocketbook, and the environment. The eight steps introduce and implement a short list of powerful ideas, from "Eat Local Food" to "Green Your Kitchen." Every piece of advice is backed up by solid research. Sidebars highlight how following these eight steps can help you and help nourish greener attitudes. More… | Annie Bond EcoSpeakers Info >>

       True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You

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Human Body Systems: Structure, Function And Environment. By Dan Chiras. Written for readers who want to learn about their bodies, it focuses primarily on the organ systems that comprise the body. Readers will learn the main parts of each system and how they operate, as well as what happens when things go wrong. More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

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The Breast Cancer Prevention Program. By David Steinman. Breast cancer is not a random killer. There are many simple, straightforward ways women can help protect themselves against it. Supported by a wealth of scientifically documented, medically sound information, this ground-breaking book outlines the unpublished "Dirty Dozen" risk factors for breast cancer and describes in detail the ways you can avoid them. More… | David Steinman EcoSpeakers Info >>

Choosing Green: The Homebuyer's Guide to Good Green Homes. By Jerry Yudelson. Energy-efficient, non-toxic, healthy homes are the hottest trend in the building industry. Homebuilders are constructing them in astonishing numbers. How does a home buyer who wants a green home know what to look for, what questions to ask a builder, which green home rating systems to trust, and what homes are on the market? Nationally recognized green-building expert Jerry Yudelson provides answers. Easy-to-use tables, charts, maps, score sheets, and checklists - everything needed to make a successful search for a green home. As Kindle | More… | Jerry Yudelson EcoSpeakers Info >>

Creating a Safe & Healthy Home. By Linda Mason Hunter. Shows homeowners how to take back control and manage home health and safety in a responsible way. The book shows you how to diagnose common health and safety issues around the home, and gives practical techniques for correcting these potentially life-threatening problems. A wide range of home health and safety issues are covered, including carbon monoxide, radon gas, asbestos, lead, formaldehyde, water contaminants, and accident hazards, as well as making your home secure against intruders. Provides practical, step-by-step instructions that show how to remedy these problems. More... | Linda Mason Hunter EcoSpeakers Info >>

Diet for a Poisoned Planet: How to Choose Safe Foods for You and Your Family. By David Steinman. An in-depth look at the contaminants in food. Reissued in a new millennium edition, its examination of contaminants in individual food items has been updated with the latest FDA Total Diet Study findings. Steinman tells his own story – of fishing in the Santa Monica Bay as a child, of becoming a member of a National Academy of Sciences committee to advise Congress on seafood safety legislation, and of testifying before Congress as an expert witness on the contamination of his body by the fish he ate as a child. More… | David Steinman EcoSpeakers Info >>

Eco-Clean Deck: 50 Recipes for Non-Toxic Household Cleaners. By Annie Bond. Quick and easy, and uses many ingredients you'll already have at home. Helps you replace store-bought cleaning supplies with homemade, earth friendly, budget friendly products. More… | Annie Bond EcoSpeakers Info >>

Green Your Home All in One For Dummies. By Eric Corey Freed. This 696-page book empowers readers to make ecologically-friendly improvements to each and every area of their home. A source book for readers looking for a substantial breadth of information and solutions yet unwilling to invest in four, five, or six books on the range of content they seek. This guide gives you easy-to-follow, budget-friendly tips. From using greener building materials to cutting your energy costs with green options for heating and cooling, you'll discover how to make your home cleaner, healthier, and more energy efficient. More… | Eric Corey Freed 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 >>

Living Healthy In A Toxic World. By David Steinman. Toxic chemicals accumulate in our bodies every day, and this can cause immune deficiency, lowered mental performance, and life-threatening cancer. Written in an engaging, accessible style, this book provides bold, immediate strategies for reducing these dangers. More… | David Steinman 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 Safe Shopper's Bible: A Consumer's Guide to Nontoxic Household Products, Cosmetics, and Food. By David Steinman. Rates thousands of household products, personal care products, foods, and beverages. Its charts list products by brand name and rate them each for short-term and long-term health hazards. Readers can find out at a glance which products are more or less likely to provoke allergies or irritation, cause birth defects or cancer, trigger neurological problems, or pose other health hazards. In addition, the charts provide recommendations for the safest foods, toiletries, and household purchases. More… | David Steinman EcoSpeakers Info >>

Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown. By David Steinman. Safe Trip to Eden draws the connection between personal health and a healthy environment and argues both that global warming is a greater threat to national security than terrorism and that a "sound environmental policy" will enhance our standing in the world and strengthen our economy. It explains how reliance on petroleum-based products and chemical pesticides impacts health, national security and the planet, and it provides clear, simple steps we can take to make responsible environmental choices. As Kindle | More… | David Steinman EcoSpeakers Info >>

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