If the idea of creating a more green lifestyle seems like a scary and overwhelming task, I definitely recommend that you read, Green Chic- Saving the Earth in Style by Christie Matheson. The book has oodles of easy ways to start living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle through simple and manageable tips and tricks. A caution to all the men out there; this book is definitely catered towards a female audience… in case you couldn’t tell.
Christie is extremely easy for the average gal to relate to because she is not a veteran environmentalist. She has no desire to make radical changes like only taking cold showers or moving into a house made out of tires. (Although those are pretty sweet!) She is a writer that usually deals specifically with writing pieces on food, wine and fashion. When she had her “ah-ha” moment of why living green was so important, she incorporated her vast knowledge of food, wine, and fashion and combined them with a green lifestyle. The result is an extremely successful approach at making the first small steps towards contributing to preserving our amazing planet.
The book covers the following topics:
- Green Living Baby Steps
- Green Living in the Home
- Food, Wine and More
- Beauty and Personal Care
- Transportation and Travel
- Parties and Celebrations
Praise for Green Chic
” Appealing to readers’ sense of style, Matheson slyly steers us toward consumer good and services that minimize our earth-stomping human footprint. She’s brave enough to say ‘buy less of everything,’ and even the politically fraught ‘buy nothing.’ Matheson’s genius is to make this seem not only doable, but fun.”
– Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Lane: On the Secret Trail of Trash and Bottlemania: How Water Went On Sale and Why We Bought It
“Green Chic is a bible for any environmentally conscious fashionphile – from a green dry clean to a pure pedicure, Matheson serves up style in a life guide to saving the planet and looking good doing it!”
-Jill Kargman, author of Momzillas
This is definitely a book that I would recommend purchasing because you will want to highlight and tab all the fabulous information she has to offer. I will post a link below where you can get the book on Amazon for about $5!!