The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living

By Josh Dorfman

"Josh Dorfman’s point of view is a number one voice for an individual all for new consumer-based environmentalism.”—Tom Arnold, TerraPass

We can’t all camp out in old-growth forests, mendacity down in entrance of the bulldozers. And it’s not just that we’re too busy: a few of us simply don’t wish our great threads to get caked with dust.

But that doesn’t suggest we don’t care passionately concerning the setting. fortunately, the times whilst changing into environmentally conscious entailed consuming bread that tasted like airborne dirt and dust, donning outfits that seemed like frayed burlap sacks, and spending summer time vacation trips assailing whaling ships with Greenpeace are passing away. it really is now completely attainable (and more and more effortless) to be good fed, good coiffed, good dressed, and good traveled whereas last deeply devoted to an ecologically sustainable way of life.

In The Lazy Environmentalist, Josh Dorfman—host of the Sirius satellite tv for pc Radio application of an analogous name—provides finished suggestions to fashion-forward shoppers who're as inquisitive about the long term overall healthiness of our planet as they're in regards to the layout in their rest room furniture. masking subject matters that diversity from garments to digital gadgetry, domestic decor to activity, and gardening to monetary funding, Dorfman shall we us comprehend which tendencies to monitor and which eco-conscious products—cars, toothbrushes, cellphones, puppy accessories—to purchase. eco-friendly, it seems, should be a very fashionable color.

"Every day so much people need to make a choice from items that both glance an identical or do an identical factor. So why now not purchase the product that factors the least damage to the planet? The Lazy Environmentalist is an invaluable advisor towards making the correct decisions."
- Yvon Chouinard, founder and proprietor, Patagonia, Inc.

"Everything you usually desired to find out about greener dwelling yet have been afraid to spend the remainder of your existence discovering. here is a nice start."
- Chris Paine, author and director, Who Killed the electrical Car?

“Instead of considering it ... DO IT. purchase this striking ebook and get the inside track on items and how one can look after this nice planet. develop into a part of the flow that's loving the earth how it actually merits to be cared for!”
-Mariel Hemingway, actress and writer of Healthy dwelling from the interior Out

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