Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without – it turns out that Grandma knew best after all. But Ecothrifty is not your grandmother’s thrift book. This handy, complete guide shows how simple changes in everyday habits can have a huge environmental impact and save thousands of dollars, all while improving your quality of life.

By: Deborah Niemann

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A guide to saving a fortune while saving the Earth, from the author of Homegrown & Handmade.

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Our grandmothers knew the importance of responsible, thrifty choices. But somewhere along the way we lost our way and succumbed to the belief that we can get everything for next to nothing, have it shipped halfway around the world and then—more often than not—just throw it away.

This consumer binge is taking its toll. Diet and lifestyle-related illnesses are epidemic, our environment is awash in a sea of plastic, our climate is changing, and the cost of everything is skyrocketing with the price of oil. Are we doomed? No. We can make greener, healthier choices, and we can do it while saving money.

Where to start? Ecothrifty is packed with simple, practical ideas and recipes to help you:

  • Make homemade products for cleaning and skin care
  • Grow your own food and cook more from scratch
  • Raise your family without lowering your standards

A must-read for anyone who has ever wanted to live a greener life but thought that it would be too expensive, time-consuming, or difficult, this handy, complete guide will show you how small changes can have a huge environmental impact and save you thousands of dollars, all while improving your quality of life.

“I support and endorse this wonderful book, 100%!” —Ed Begley, Jr., actor and environmentalist

“Her advice does not come across as self-righteous or preachy, but more like insider tips from an experienced do-it-yourselfer.” —Publishers Weekly

About The Author(s)

Deborah Niemann and her family moved to the country in 2002 to start producing their own food organically, including their own goat cheese. Before she knew what happened, 2 milk goats turned into 20, and a desire to make a simple chèvre launched a whole new career helping people raise their goats. Deborah is the author of Homegrown and HandmadeEcothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally. She teaches online courses on raising goats and chickens at the University of Massachusetts and contributes to magazines such as Hobby FarmsGRITMother Earth NewsChickens, and Urban Farm. Deborah maintains a homesteading blog from her farm in Cornell, Illinois.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865717152

Page Count: 208

Dimensions: 6 × 9 × 0.48 in

Publication Date: October 01, 2012

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