Win a copy of BIG GREEN PURSE by DIANE MACEACHERN, just leave a comment. ( Open October 14-28 2010)
So the basis for me starting this blog was to write about my One in a Million Challenge (recently I’ve fallen a little behind on this, updates are coming…)
The One in a Million Challenge is an idea that Diane MacEachern came up where she encourages women to shift $1000 of their existing budget to environmentally friendly products. Since women control 0.85 cents of every dollar spent, this adds up to a lot, like ONE BILLION DOLLARS we’re talking. That is enough money to make any manufacturer take a second look at their product and ask “how can I make this a better environmental choice?”.
Skeptical about the importance of buying eco-friendly products?
In her book, Big Green Purse, Diane explains why it’s important to choose the greener options. Diane touches on many subjects in the book, in fact pretty much anything related to living, from beauty products to cars to food.
In her chapter “CLEAN AND GREEN: CLEANSERS SCRUBS, POLISHES AND FRESHENERS” she points out the health hazards we are facing today . For example 6.1 million kids in the U.S. have asthma, making asthma the #3 reason kids are hospitalized. She points out pretty clear links between what you use in your house on a daily basis with these risks. She then goes on to explain how to make simple easy shifts to healthier options. She makes it pretty easy too, with a thumbs down list of things to avoid, go green cleaning tips and even a where to shop guide.
Diane also has some pretty smart thoughts like “When buying a new appliance, light or computer to remember: it has 2 price tags- what you pay to take it home and what you pay for the energy it uses” This book is so handy because she then goes on to list the top 10 ways to save energy and money.
It’s pretty clear that I’m a fan of the book, and that it is totally required reading for every woman, no matter where she is at on the going green scale.
One thing I did miss from the book is more info on eco-travel, a follow-up book is in order perhaps?
Want your own copy of the book? Great, cause I’m giving one away! Leave a comment and your e-mail address. Also if you feel the need to tweet or facebook or like Big green purse on facebook about this contest let me know and you’ll get 2 extra entries!! (Open to US and Canada residents, over 18 please)
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Hey, if you don’t win you should still totally pick one up. I mentioned where in my Greenie Deals post. I love having mine around for reference! You should also check out her big green purse website which is packed with all kinds of great info! As is the big green purse facebook page.