Sunday, May 10, 2009

Books & DVDs


The green home information on our website could fill a whole bookshelf. But sometimes there's no substitute for settling down with a good book. If you're looking to expand your eco-living horizons, check out some of our top picks for books, DVDs and other resources.

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Eco-living books and DVDs

Good Green Homes: Creating Better Homes for Healthier Planet, by Jennifer Roberts.

Whether you plan to redecorate, remodel, move into a new home or build a house from the ground up, Good Green Homes offers ideas, inspiration, and real-world advice to get you started. Includes 150 color photos of beautiful green homes and the behind-the-scene stories of the people who created them.

Click to purchase Good Green Homes on Amazon.

Good Green Kitchens: The Ultimate Resource for Creating Beautiful, Healthy, Eco-Friendly Kitchens, by Jennifer Roberts.

This comprehensive reference book covers everything you need to know for greening your kitchen, from space planning, energy efficiency and healthy air quality to choosing cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances. Includes 150 color photos of green kitchens and products.

Click to purchase Good Green Kitchens on Amazon.

Redux: Designs That Reuse, Recycle and Reveal, by Jennifer Roberts.

Complete with practical tips, helpful resources and more than 150 color photos, Redux offers a host of solutions for creating a green home with recycled, reused and environmentally friendly materials. Homes showcased span the spectrum of reuse, from places where the recycling story is behind the walls to homes that wear their salvage on their sleeves.

Click to purchase Redux: Designs that Reveal, Recycle, and Redefine on Amazon.

Hey Mr. Green. Sierra Magazine's Answer Guy Tackles Your Toughest Green Living Questions, by Bob Schildgen.

When is the right time to replace an old refrigerator? Is it more environmentally correct to buy your beer in bottles or cans? And is it okay to knit a sweater with acrylic (petroleum-based) yarn?

For several years, Bob Schildgen (aka "Mr. Green") has been answering real-world questions like these in his Sierra magazine column. Now the editors of Sierra magazine have distilled the best of "Mr. Green" into this enormously useful and entertaining book.

Click to purchase Hey Mr. Green through the Sierra Club website.

Building With Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home Book and DVD, by Ted Owens.

The Building With Awareness DVD/guidebook combination brings you the best of both worlds. The award-winning DVD is inspiring and informative, with over five hours of material on every aspect of building a green home with natural materials. The handy-reference guidebook complements the DVD with more than 400 full-color photographs and diagrams, plus suggestions and step-by-step methods-all condensed into an easy-to- understand nuts-and-bolts format. Used together, these two valuable resources provide a visually dynamic library of information.

Click to purchase Building with Awareness through Green Planet films.

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