Sara Snow's Fresh Living
The Essential Room-by-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home
By Sara Snow
(Bantam, Paperback, 9780553385960, 288pp.)
Publication Date: March 24, 2009
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In this easy-to-follow guide, the green-living expert and host of the popular TV shows Living Fresh and Get Fresh with Sara Snow offers busy families simple, affordable ways to create a healthy, environmentally friendly home—room by room.
Every day, families make countless consumer choices, from which diapers to use to which apples to buy, to whether their next car should be a hybrid. For new parents concerned about the future of their children—and of the planet they will leave them—being informed feels especially urgent. But in the midst of a booming natural and organics industry, the many options can make easing into living green confusing. Now Sara Snow offers practical solutions for every aspect of family life, from laundry to recycling to decorating the nursery. Discover ways to green…
• your kitchen with healthier foods and safer cooking and storage options
• your bathroom with recycled toilet and tissue paper and nontoxic cleaning supplies
• your bedroom—and your love life—with chic eco-friendly bedding and sexy personal products
• your yard with a rain barrel attached to your gutter downspout to reduce runoff, prevent erosion, and capture clean water for your flowers, vegetables, and lawn
And there’s much more to inspire and encourage you, from advice on introducing children to healthy eating, to products and foods for your animal companions, to chemical-free gardening—plus sidebars offering insider secrets from green-living pioneers. Here is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to do something positive for the well-being of their family, while leaving a lighter footprint on the world.
Sara Snow is a lifelong advocate of organic, healthy living and travels the country as a green lifestyle expert. She is the popular host of two cable television shows, Living Fresh and Get Fresh with Sara Snow. In addition to her Discovery Network shows, Sara is advising the network on their newest cable network, PlanetGreen, a channel devoted entirely to green living, writes a column for treehugger.com, is host of a regular segment for CNN.com called Living Green with Sara Snow, and is on the board of The Organic Center. She lives with her husband Ryan and their dog Makana in Indianapolis.
“Raised by a family deeply committed to healthy values, Sara Snow is a passionate leader in the shift towards a sustainable future. Her book Sara Snow's Fresh Living provides a simple blueprint for personal and planetary well being going forward.”—Drake Sadler, founder of Traditional Medicinals
"Sara Snow's Fresh Living not only provides information on how to live green, but also why it is important to think about sustainability and lessening our impact on the environment—something we can do step by step in our everyday lives, in our homes, in our diets, and at work and play. All these small steps add up to contribute significantly to healthier families, healthier homes and a healthier planet—and a happier, more fulfilling life. After all, it’s not just what we put in our bodies, but also what we put our bodies in. And Sara’s book covers it all—inside and out."—Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, The Organic Center
“How did I live without Sara Snow's Fresh Living?! As a mother of four who has no time, a limited budget and picky eaters, Sara’s ‘Ideas to Grow On’ are easy tips that I can quickly implement in my not-so-green home! Sara’s practical and affordable advice helps parents protect the health of their kids in the kitchen and around the house. As a result, Sara Snow's Fresh Living has quickly become one of my most valuable resources, and I am extremely grateful to Sara for her work and dedication!”—Robyn O’Brien, mother of four, founder of AllergyKids
"What a fabulous book! Practical, affirming, and fresh, Sara provides great tips for either the green-curious or green-committed. Now I want a rain barrel!"—Alan Greene, MD, Author, Raising Baby Green and Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
"In this critical time, Sara is a true mentor who offers first hand advice on how to live sustainably. A must read for every family searching for a greener footprint."—Emme, Supermodel and author of True Beauty