Green Living

There are many things you, the consumer, can do to make the planet a healthier place to live. These, and other similar books, can be found in the Adult nonfiction section.

In the Workplace
In the Yard


Allen, Will. The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities. 2012. (631.5 A).

Cummins, Ronnie. Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers. 2004. (363.192 C).

Foer, Jonathan Safran. Eating Animals. 2009. (641.303 F).
    Also available: eAudiobook

Forge, Arabella. Frugavore: How to Grow Organic, Buy Local, Waste Nothing and Eat Well. 2011. (641.3 F).

Kingsolver, Barbara. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. 2007.
(641.0973 K).
    Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Kneidel, Sally Stenhouse. Veggie Revolution: Smart Choices for a Healthy Body and a Healthy Planet. 2005. (613.262 K).

Manning, Ivy. The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally. 2008.
(641.5636 M).

Moran, Victoria, with Adair Moran. Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Live Healthfully and Eat Compassionately in the Real World. 2012. (641.5636 M).

Roseboro, Ken. The Organic Food Handbook: A Consumer’s Guide to Buying and Eating Organic Food. 2006. (641.302 R).

Salatin, Joel. Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People and a Better World. 2011. (635.048 S).

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Household / Community

Anderson, Emily. When Changing a Lightbulb Just Isn’t Enough. 2009. (640 A).

Bawden-Davis, Julie. Indoor Gardening the Organic Way: How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants. 2007. (635.965 B).

Begley, Ed. Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living: Learning to Conserve Resources and Manage an Eco-Conscious Life. 2009. (333.72 B).

Berners-Lee, Mike. How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything. 2011.
(363.73874 B).

Donnelly, Linsly. Happy Go Local: The Smart Mom’s Guide to Living the Good (and Sustainable) Life! 2010. (333.72 D).

Freed, Eric Corey. Green Sense for the Home: Rating the Real Payoff from 50 Green Home Projects. 2010. (643.7 F).

Gehring, Abigail R. The Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More. 2011. (640 G).

Hunter, Linda Mason. Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home. 2005. (648.5 H).

Hutsko, Joe. Green Gadgets for Dummies. 2009. (Computers 643.6 H).

Imus, Deirdre. Greening Your Cleaning. 2007. (648.5 I).

Imus, Deirdre. Growing Up Green: Baby and Childcare. 2008. (649.1 I).

Jeffery, Yvonne. Green Living for Dummies. 2008. (640 J).
    Also available: eBook

Loux, Renee. Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home. 2008. (640 L).

McDida, Diane Gow. The Everything Green Living Book : Easy Ways to Conserve Energy, Protect Your Family's Health, and Help Save the Environment. 2007. (640 M).
    Also available: eBook

McDida, Diane Gow. 365 Ways to Live Green: Your Everyday Guide to Saving the Environment. 2008. (332.72 M).
    Also available: eBook

Rossol, Monona. Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All. 2011. (615.902 R).

Schildgen, Bob. Hey Mr. Green: Sierra Magazine’s Answer Guy Tackles Your Toughest Green Living Questions. 2008. (640 S).

Shulman, Seth. Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living. 2012.
(363.70525 C).

Sivertsen, Linda. Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life. 2008. (333.72 S).

Strutt, Christina. A Guide to Green Housekeeping: Live a Calmer, Healthier Life, Recycle and Reuse, Clean Naturally, Garden Organically. 2008. (648.5 S).

Trask, Crissy. It’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth Friendly Living. 2006. (640 T).

Uliano, Sophie. Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life. 2008.
(333.72082 U).

Vartan, Starre. The Eco-Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green. 2008. (640 V).

Wentz, Dave and Myron Wentz with Donna K. Wallace. The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers. 2011. (613.5 W).
    Also available: eBook

White, Nick. Save Energy and Cut Your Bills. 2010. (644 W.

Yarrow, Joanna. How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: 365 Simple Ways to Save Energy, Resources, and Money. 2008. (640 Y).

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In the Workplace

Carlson, Kim. Green Your Work: Boost Your Bottom Line While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint. 2008. (Small Business 658.4083 C).

Cassio, Jim. Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future. 2009.
(Career 371.42 E615ca).

Dallas, Nick. Green Business Basics: 24 Lessons for Meeting the Challenges of Global Warming. 2009. (363.73874 D).

Esty, Daniel C. and P. J. Simmons. The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business. 2011.
(658.4083 E).
    Also available: eBook

Hirshberg, Gary. Stirring it Up: How to Make Money and Save the World. 2008.
(338.7637 H).

Kaplan, Jennifer. Greening Your Small Business: How to Improve Your Bottom Line, Grow your Brand, Satisfy Your Customers—and Save the Planet. 2009.
(Small Business 658.4083 K).

Makower, Joel. Strategies for the Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business. 2009. (658.4083 M).
    Also available: eBook

McKay, Kim. TRUE GREEN @ WORK: 100 Ways You Can Make the Environment Your Business. 2008.

Phillips, Patricia Pulliam and Jack J. Phillips. The Green Scorecard: Measuring the Return on Investment in Sustainability Initiatives. 2011. (658.4083 P).
    Also available: eBook

Townsend, Amy K. Green Business: A Five-Part Model for Creating an Environmentally Responsible Company. 2006. (658.4083 T).

Velte, Toby J. Green IT: Reduce Your Information System’s Environmental Impact While Adding to the Bottom Line. 2008. (658.4038 V).

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In the Yard

Bowe, Alice. High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening: 1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably. 2011. (635.048 B).

Fox, Thomas J. Urban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, In Your Community, and in the World. 2011. (630.91732 F).

Garrett, Howard. Organic Manual: Natural Organic Gardening and Living for Your Family, Plants, and Pets. 2008. (635.0484 G).

Rama, Laureen. Eco-Yards: Simple Steps to Earth-Friendly Landscapes. 2011.
(635.0484 R).

Scott, Nicky. Composting: An Easy Household Guide. 2007. (631.875 S).

Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening. 2009. (635.0484 R).

Tukey, Paul Boardway. The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn. 2007. (635.9647 T).

Walliser, Jessica. Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically. 2011. (635.0497 W).

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Recycle: The Essential Guide. 2006. (363.7282 R).

Stein, Kathy. Beyond Recycling: A Re-user’s Guide. 1997. (628.4458 S).

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Remodeling / Building

Davis, Sid. Your Eco-Friendly Home: Buying, Building, or Remodeling Green. 2009.
(643.12 D).
    Also available: eBook

DeGunther, Rik. Solar Power Your Home for Dummies. 2008. (690.8370472 D).

Freed, Eric Corey. Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies. 2008. (690.8047 F).

Hren, Rebekah and Stephen Hren. The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit. 2008. (644 H).

Ramsey, Dan, with David Hughes. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Solar Power for Your Home. 2007. (697.78 R ed. 2).

Roberts, Jennifer. Good Green Kitchens. 2006. (643.3 R).

Schmidt, Philip. The Complete Guide to a Green Home: The Good Citizen’s Guide to Earth-Friendly Remodeling and Home Maintenance. 2008. (643.7 S).

Wilson, Alex and Mark Piepkorn, eds. Green Building Products: The GreenSpec Guide to Residential Building Materials. 2008. (693.8 G  ed. 3).

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Shopping / Finances

Blanchard, Tamsin. Green is the New Black: How to Change the World with Style.
2007. (646.3 B).

Bruno, Dave. The 100-Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life and Regained My Soul. 2010. (306.3092 B).

Cline, Elizabeth. Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. 2012.
(338.47746 C).

Garrett, Leslie. The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World. 2007. (381.33 G).

MacEachern, Diane. Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World. 2008. (333.72 M).

Rogers, Elizabeth. Shift Your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Your Money, Simplify Your Life and Save the Planet. 2010. (640 R).

Uliano, Sophie. Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth Friendly Life. 2008.
(333.72082 U).

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Transportation / Travel

Yost, Nick. The Essential Hybrid Car Handbook: A Buyer’s Guide. 2006. (629.2293 Y).

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