The green books on this page are related to topics that would probably interest those of you who are concerned about the chemicals currently used in products we buy and the damage they may be doing to our health and the environment. All of the links to the books on this page are affiliate links.
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The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff Project’s mission is to build a strong, diverse, decentralized, cross-sector movement to transform systems of production and consumption to serve ecological sustainability and social well being. Now that's a mouthful! This website, Storyofstuff.org, is a good educational website with some great short movies that are worth checking out. Start with "The Story of Stuff" and then move on to "Story of Broke", "Story of Citizens United v. FEC", "Story of Electronics", "Story of Cosmetics", "Story of Bottled Water" and "Story of Cap and Trade".
If you like the video "The Story of Stuff", you may want to get the book by the same name (with a long subtitle) that goes into more detail. You can get it for a very good price at the following link: The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health–And How We Can Make It Better by Annie Leonard.
In The Hundred-Year Lie: How to Protect Yourself from the Chemicals That Are Destroying Your Health, investigative journalist Randall Fitzgerald warns how thousands of man-made chemicals in our food, water, medicine, and environment are making humans the most polluted species on the planet. Fitzgerald writes about the influence of the US food and chemical industries, and how, by introducing synthetic chemicals into the food chain, they have harmed millions of people in the United States. According to Fitzgerald, these toxic threats have now affected the water that we drink and brought upon us biological changes and genetic mutations, illnesses and diseases.
Super Natural Home: Improve Your Health, Home, and Planet — One Room at a Time by Beth Greer. By making simple changes, you can have a profound impact on the health of your family and your environment. This book is filled with practical solutions on how to make your home safe and free from toxic chemicals.
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