All You Need Is Less

All You Need Is Less

The Eco-friendly Guide to Guilt-free Green Living and Stress-free Simplicity

Book - 2014
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"All You Need is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from the soul-destroying guilt of using a plastic bag because you forgot your reusable ones in the trunk of your car (again), or becoming a preachy know-it-all whom everyone loathes from the tips of her organically-shampooed hair to the toes of her naturally sourced recycled sandals. It's all gotten kind of complicated, hasn't it? These days you're not 'green' enough unless you quit your day job and devote your entire life to attaining an entirely carbon neutral lifestyle or throw out all of your possessions and replace them with their new 'green' alternatives. This whole eco-friendly thing seems to have devolved into a horrific cycle of guilt, shaming and one-upping, and as a result people are becoming exhausted and getting annoyed and, oh my god, we are living in a world where one of my grocery bags says 'This reusable bag makes me better than you.' It doesn't have to be this way. It is possible to take easy baby-steps towards a more earth-friendly lifestyle without stress, guilt, or judgy eco-shaming. Top eco blogger Madeleine Somerville is here with really original ideas on how to save money and the planet. Her ideas are even fun! Somerville has emerged as the voice of reason on urban homesteading that is stress-free, sanity-based and above all do-able"--
Publisher: Berkeley, California, Viva Editions, an imprint of Cleis Press, Inc.,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781936740796
Characteristics: xxi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.


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Feb 14, 2018

Great book with usable ideas and tips.

Feb 07, 2017

Loved this book. Nice to see serious and deliberate consideration for how we can change the way we live in a significant positive way. Being funny helps too. Might put off some, but it's well worth the read.

Mar 04, 2015

Absolutely terrific. Very informative, plus hysterically funny. I love it so much after checking it out several times, I finally went and bought it to have always.

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Feb 07, 2017

mwcarl thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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