- Do you want to save money and simplify your life?
- Do you want to start living a greener lifestyle, but aren’t sure where to start?
- Are you a savvy conservationist who wants to take even bigger steps to reducing your carbon footprint?
It’s easy to be overwhelmed and depressed by the constant streams of news on the devastation of our planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, we are collectively consuming the resources of 1.5 planets, resulting in the destruction of ecosystems across the globe. These problems are so vast and entrenched in our society that it can be hard to know how you and your family can make a difference.
That’s why I was so delighted to read eco-blogger Dawn Gifford’s new ebook, Sustainability Starts At Home. In it, she lays out a blueprint for becoming more sustainable and teaches us how to save money by going green, all based in her concept of Radical Simplicity.
If “the end of the world as we know it” came tomorrow, who would fare better: the people in the world who are living in simple, cooperative, agrarian villages, or the people in the world living in modern, industrial cities?”
Taking steps in our own lives to simplify and become more self-sufficient will not only make our lives more rewarding, but it will also allow us to live a greener lifestyle and save money.
What’s so great about Sustainability Starts At Home is that sit not only lays out a manifesto for a simpler, greener lifestyle, it also shares countless tips and anecdotes for implementing changes in your home. Some of the changes are big, like installing solar panels on your house, while others are small, like unplugging unused appliances or making your own laundry detergent.
I, myself am so excited to put some of these tips into practice after reading Sustainability Starts At Home.
The ebook first offers advice for making your home more sustainable as it is. Some of the topics are:
- How to harness solar energy without the large upfront cost of buying solar panels
- How reducing and reusing materials around the house is ultimately a better solution than recycling
- How to weatherproof your windows and doors in order to save the most on heating and cooling your home
- How to conserve water by installing low-flow showers and faucets, and how to easily turn your regular toilet into a low-flow one
- How to start composting, and what to do with all the compost once you’ve made it
All of these tips will not only help you to reduce your carbon footprint, they will also help you save thousands of dollars on utilities, gasoline, and unnecessary purchases. Like many of you, I am always looking for ways to slim down my monthly expenditures. Saving money and being green is a win-win!
Other ways to limit spending and improve your heath (and the planet’s) are:
- Joining a CSA and/or starting a bulk natural food buying club
- Make your own green cleaners to eliminate toxins in your home
- Make your own fluoride-free toothpaste
- Eliminate kitchen waste by storing food properly and composting any scraps
- Celebrate holidays in an eco-friendly way by skipping the disposable wrapping and limiting physical gifts
As readers of this blog, I’m sure that you are all deeply concerned about our Earth’s health, and you want to make a difference in any way that you can. Sustainability Starts At Home is a perfect resource for all of us who not only care about our planet and the beings living on it, but also those of us who want to save money in the process. We can each make a difference!
The best part is that Dawn Gifford, author of Sustainability Starts At Home has graciously offered readers of my blog an exclusive 30% OFF coupon code! Just enter “HEALY30” at the checkout and save 30%!
Click here to purchase a copy of Sustainability Starts At Home—it’ll pay for itself (over and over)! Don’t forget to enter your exclusive discount code HEALY30 for 30% OFF!
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