Sustainable Home: Practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly household (Sustainable Living Series)
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Sustainable lifestyle blogger and professional Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle.
From guidance on decluttering and living minimally to advice about plant-based foods to tips on repairing old clothes, this book touches every aspect of home life.
Whether its by making your own toothpaste, converting to renewable energy sources, reducing your consumption of plastic, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, the projects in this book offer numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference.
With environmental issues at the forefront of global politics, the desire to make small changes on an individual level is on the rise; this book will guide anyone hoping to make a difference, but who perhaps don’t know where to begin.
From the Publisher
We are part of the Earth. Beyond the walls of our physical, man-made homes lies a unique environment perfectly suited for our survival, and ultimately our success. From their beginning, humans have utilized all this environment had to offer in order to thrive – reveling in its plenty, and growing strong on its treasures. As our species evolved, we learned to innovate, all in attempts to improve our quality of life.
When you first enter your home, there’s a high likelihood that you will walk straight into the living area. It’s here that the widest range of activities take place; whether that’s relaxing on the couch as you read a book, catching up on the latest television series, or entertaining visitors. Some of the most memorable occasions I’ve had with family and friends have taken place in our living rooms – it is where we come to gather and socialize.
Feeling that rumble in your tummy? It’s time to head to the kitchen for a bite! Often the place we go to for a quick refuel throughout the day, the kitchen sometimes becomes much more than that: a place to slow down and focus, taking time and care in preparing feasts and nourishment for friends and family. The kitchen not only helps us to recharge, but also to reconnect. I know mine does.
Additional Contents of Sustainable Home
Humans spend roughly one third of their lives asleep; something that, if you’re lucky enough, you will do in your bedroom. But time is also spent here mentally preparing yourself for the day ahead, and generally relaxing. Bedrooms can be a very personal and sacred space, often a sanctuary from the outside world.
Scrub, wash, rinse and repeat. The bathroom gives us a space to cleanse our bodies before the day begins and when it is over. We utilize a plethora of personal care products and plenty of water to take care of ourselves on a routine basis – there’s no denying that the bathroom can be filled with many small rituals to help you feel your best.
As discussed in the introduction to this book, the home is the perfect place to start on your journey to living a more eco lifestyle. We are often very emotionally attached to the personal spaces we cultivate with family and friends, and so it makes sense to start here when caring for the environment.
A tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle.
Practical and achievable advice for those who want to make a difference in the way we experience the world.
An inspirational and practical guide to living a more eco-conscious lifestyle and maintaining a low-waste beauty routine.
Publisher:White Lion Publishing; New edition (October 4, 2018)
Publication date:October 4, 2018
File size:16807 KB
Word Wise:Not Enabled
Print length:160 pages
Page numbers source ISBN:071123969X