By now, we all know we're supposed to be taking steps to clean up our act when it comes to helping the environment, but let's face it: sometimes all the work of going green can get a little overwhelming. I recently had the chance to preview Celebrate Green: Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations, and Traditions for the Whole Family by mom and daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell, and was relieved to find a "green guide" that provides simple, clever ways to make your parties and celebrations more earth-friendly - without making them less fun.
The book is about so much more than just eco-friendly entertaining, though. It's a practical, accessible, and encouraging reference guide for anyone looking to make some simple lifestyle changes in hopes of cleaning up our environment. There's a great section on the basic "how to's" of reducing, reusing, and recycling, along with tips on decoding labels and shopping for products that are truly beneficial for both people and the planet. The book isn't preachy, either, so whether you're an environmentalist from way back or you're just getting started, you'll be able to find helpful tips you can put into action right away.
The guide also has tasty recipes, craft ideas, and lists of resources for further reading, shopping, and charitable giving. It's a refreshing approach to caring for the planet by weaving thoughtful, environmentally responsible practices into our celebrations and everyday lives. $17.95 at Celebrate Green