I must confess that I am not a big advocate of "going green" and I accepted this review opportunity more out of curiosity than a desire to learn more. However, while I can't say I agree with everything the author said, I can say hat Anna Clark definitely challenged my thinking and lifestyle.
The overarching principle of this book is about our stewardship for the sake of our testimony rather than for the cause of going green. I appreciated Clark's approach to the issues of going green in the first half of the book without preaching or condemning those who don't embrace the cause. The rest of the book is an encouraging practical guide on how to go green at any level in order to make your life simpler and your wallet fuller. While presenting a balanced view of going green this book takes you back the roots of living a moderate life - the good life.
From soccer moms to CEOs, Americans of all stripes are finding their footing in the green movement. Are you curious about earth-friendly living but confused by the hype? Green, Amerian Style offers practical advice for saving money, getting healthy and protecting your future. You'll discover how our families, our businesses and our communities can lead the change by simply conserving and sustaining our most precious resources. One person can make a difference: this book will show you how and why.
Anna Clark is a mom of two preschoolers and president of EarthPeople, a global consulting firm helping clients with profitable green strategies. She began by asking herself the question, "Can one person really make a difference?" Today, she has an international base of clients implementing her ideas to improve the environment while making money in the "eco" economy.
And for Anna, going green starts at home, where she's drastically cut her family's utility bills; reduced grocery waste while eating healthier; discovered natural, non-toxic cleaning options; and found unexpected joy in activities as simple as helping her children plant trees and care for a garden. Anna's discovered that anyone can make a difference in caring for Creation, while saving money and keeping their family healthy--and she can't wait to show you how. Join her at savemoregreen.net to help lead the change.
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This review copy was provided courtesy of Baker Books a division of Baker Publishing Group
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