Happy Go Local: The Smart Mom's Guide to Living the Good (and Sustainable) Life!

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Happy Go Local: The Smart Mom's Guide to Living the Good (and Sustainable) Life!

Format:  Paperback,

239 pages

Publisher: Adams Media Corp

Publish Date: Mar 2010

ISBN-13: 9781440500084

ISBN-10: 1440500088

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CSAs or farmers' markets?Upcycling or freecycling?Carpools or staycations?All of the above?

They're all great choices - but how do you decide where your family's time and energy is best spent?

In "Happy-Go-Local," Linsly Donnelly shares countless ideas from her own experience in living locally to help you raise a happy and sustainable family. From community swaps to cooking co-ops, her approachable, step-by-step style will inspire you to make changes that bring your family, neighborhood, and town together - one compost pile at a time.

Featuring interviews and tips from professionals in the sustainable movement, this all-in-one guide takes the guesswork out of living locally - and is one item you won't want to recycle

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Publisher: Adams Media Corp
Publish Date: Mar 2010
ISBN-13: 9781440500084
ISBN-10: 1440500088
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 239
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.37
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.58 x 0.73 x 7.48

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Happy-Go-Local: The Abbreviated Versionp. 1
Your Happy-Go-Local Plan: Family Checklistp. 5
A Crash Course in Living Locallyp. 11
Keeping Your Family's Food and Drink Local, Sustainable, and Healthyp. 32
The Sustainability Screen: Food and Drinkp. 33
Sustaining Your Beauty and Mama Earthp. 61
The Sustainability Screen: Personal Carep. 62
Looking Good While Living Localp. 86
The Sustainability Screen: Your Closetp. 87
Your Sustainable Homep. 101
The Sustainability Screen: Your Homep. 103
A Mom Needs to Drive: Your Wheelsp. 120
The Sustainability Screen: Your Wheelsp. 121
Sustainability at Workp. 135
The Sustainability Screen At Workp. 136
Staying Lean: Good for You and Your Communityp. 148
The Sustainability Screen: Your Sweatp. 149
Family Play Time: Local Leisurep. 157
The Sustainability Screen: Good Timesp. 158
Saving Money and the Earth at the Same Timep. 172
The Sustainability Screen: Your Moneyp. 173
Gift Giving and Holidays: The Ultimate Sustainability Challengep. 181
The Sustainability Screen: Your Celebrationsp. 182
Your Best Friend: Backyard, Sustainable Pet Carep. 201
The Sustainability Screen: Your Petp. 202
Sustaining the Fun: Media and Entertainmentp. 211
The Sustainability Screen: Your Media and Entertainmentp. 212
Resourcesp. 223
Indexp. 233

Book description

CSAs or farmers' markets?

Upcycling or freecycling?

Carpools or staycations?

All of the above?

They're all great choices - but how do you decide where your family's time and energy is best spent?

In Happy-Go-Local, Linsly Donnelly shares countless ideas from her own experience in living locally to help you raise a happy and sustainable family. From community swaps to cooking co-ops, her approachable, step-by-step style will inspire you to make changes that bring your family, neighborhood, and town together - one compost pile at a time.

Featuring interviews and tips from professionals in the sustainable movement, this all-in-one guide takes the guesswork out of living locally - and is one item you won't want to recycle!

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