Wife, Mummy, Nurse: What's It Like, Living Green? {Review & Giveaway}

21 April 2014

What's It Like, Living Green? {Review & Giveaway}

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to live green? Do you have to give 100% of yourself to be green? I have come to realize from my own life that once I started being green in one area {i.e. cloth diapers} it opened up many other avenues in which I started trying to reduce, reuse, and/or recycle {i.e. menstrual cups/mama cloth/etc.}

What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids by the Way They Live by Jill Ammon Vanderwood is an excellent beginner's book on reducing our footprint on this earth. It is written for kids to help bring awareness for their responsibility to the earth. There are six sections:
  1. What's it like, living green?
  2. Recycle
  3. Reduce
  4. Reuse
  5. Responsible for our earth
  6. Kids teaching kids by the way they live  
About half of the subsections are written by children or teenagers and the other half are written by adults. In each subsection, there are various ideas to help implement changes to live greener. 

At the beginning of the book there is a 10 question quiz/questionnaire to answer, but you have to wait until the end to get the answers to the responses and see how green you are-most of my answers were the "Green Choice". There is also a section titled "How Green is My Family?" Drew, Charis, and I are a "Grass Green" family {which is in the middle}. We can definitely do better, but there are some hindrances preventing us to improve, such as we don't have a place where we can compost and don't have any land allowing us to garden. 

Overall, this book is good as a beginner's guide, but if you're already living a green life, you may prefer something more in depth. If you want to win a copy for yourself, enter via Rafflecopter below.

Giveaway is over. Winner: Alyssa Y.

What areas do you try to live green in your life?

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  1. Cloth diapering is our number one green choice - gardening and composting are others!

  2. We recycle everything we can. Also, we do have a garden using wood from pallets to make raised beds. We use energy efficient appliances when available, both large and small. We drive as necessary but try to combine trips.

  3. I'm vegan and I recycle everything!

  4. We recycle, and use homemade where we can,.

  5. I like to recycle and reuse as much as possible.

  6. Homemade when can, home grown & canned, home sewn some, thrift store clothes, very little brand new clothing, recycle all that can be, cloth pads, family cloths, cloth table napkins, line dry clothes, soap not detergent, baking soda shampoo & ACV rinse, clean w/vinegar (not 100%), combine trips to town (we live 10 miles out), garden, keep chickens for scrap consumption and eggs and pest control (not 100% effective ;) , raise rabbits for meat, keep heat turned waaaay down at night ....still looking for areas to improve. Like you said, when you start with one thing, you begin to see other things and being "green" is closely related to being frugal.

  7. I try to live green by cloth diapering

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  8. We try to green every aspect of our life. Cloth diapering, recycling, repurposing, buying used, eating local, supporting our local csa.

  9. We use linen instead of paper napkins, turn off lights when not in use, recycle everything and wash most clothes in cold water.

  10. We recycle and use energy efficient light bulbs. thank you


  11. We do a. Lot of recycling and reuse shopping bags too! Thanks so much for the chances. To win.