Gorgeously Green, by Sophie Uliano, is a hip new guide to making environmentally-friendly and healthy choices that fit your lifestyle.
Each chapter is a step in the process of becoming Gorgeously Green with plenty of practical and concrete suggestions. If you still need a little push, Uliano prioritizes the information so you know which simple changes will give you the mot dramatic and immediate benefits.
Written in a breezy “girlfriend” style, Gorgeously Green trims the sometimes overwhelming task of improving your life into manageable, but meaningful, steps. Also appreciated is the constant reminder that little changes can add up. Follow one small suggestion each day and you’re on your way to a more eco-chic you.
Although Uliano is obviously very intelligent and Gorgeously Green offers consistently smart advice, the tone sometimes veers a little towards the superficiality of La-La Land (Uliano is a yoga instructor in L.A.). For the most part, however, she accomplishes her goal of making the tips more accessible. Gorgeously Green isn’t aimed towards the homemade dyed in the organic wool crunchy crowd–the audience is the everyday gal who wants to go green but doesn’t want to sacrifice all glamor and convenience in the process.
There are a lot of books that talk about green living in abstract terms, or bombard you with details without any structure, but Gorgeously Green offers a clear approach with plenty of actionable tips. For example, which organic deodorants actually work? Which ingredients are the worse environmental and health offenders? Which appliances are leaking the most energy in your house? Gorgeously Green has the helpful answers?
There are plenty of shopping tips, but there is also an emphasis on reducing consumption–to lighten the load on both the environment and your wallet. Plus there is information about activism and ways to spread the word now that you are committed to a greener life.
One of the strongest features of Gorgeously Green is the website access to interactive exams, printable lists, and up-to-date resources. So, when you head to the supermarket, drugstore, or even your own cabinet, you don’t have to continually flip back and forth in the book.
I’ve already taken my first step in becoming Gorgeously Green and I’m excited to continue to clean-up my house and my life for the benefit of my family and the planet.
As you begin your journey, Gorgeously Green will travel with you. The smallest baby steps can lead you along the path of a holistic approach to earth-friendly, healthy lifestyle.
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