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Zero Waste Home

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Zusatztext Clear! authentic! knowledgeable! helpful and a great read. Zero Waste Home will make a difference. Informationen zum Autor Bea Johnson is a Franco-American minimalist, internationally bestselling author, and inspirational speaker, known for initiating the movement of waste-free living in the 21st century. She is a Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards and the founder of Bulk Finder, a web-based app which points to thousands of bulk locations worldwide. She currently lives in a 188 square-foot trailer as she experiments with tiny living and travels full time across the US and Canada with her husband, her chihuahua, and her famous fifteen-piece wardrobe. Klappentext Bea Johnson is "the mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement." CNN The book that started the waste-free living movement, Zero Waste Livingrelates Bea Johnson's inspirational personal story and provides practical tools and tips to help readers diminish their footprint and simplify their lives. In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they've cut their annual spending by a remarkable forty percent, and they are healthier than they've ever been. This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea's experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids' lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. Zero Waste Home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your familyand the planet.Zero Waste Home Introduction Not so long ago, things were different: I owned a three-thousand-square-foot home, two cars, four tables, and twenty-six chairs. I filled a sixty-four-gallon can of trash weekly. Today, the less I own, the richer I feel. And I don't have to take out the trash! It all changed a few years ago. The big house did not burn down, nor did I become a Buddhist monk. Here is my story. I grew up in the Provence region of France, in a cookie-cutter home on a cul-de-sac: a far cry from my father's childhood on a small farm, or my mother's upbringing on a French military base in Germany. But my dad was dedicated to making the most of his suburban tract of land. In the warm months, he would spend all his free time working the garden, true to his farming roots, laboring over growing veggies and quenching the soil with his sweat. In the winter, his attention would move to the garage, where drawers full of screws, bolts, and parts lined the walls. Deconstructing, repairing, and reusing were his hobbies. He was (and still is) the kind of person who does not hesitate to stop on the side of the road after spotting a discarded vacuum cleaner, radio, television, or washing machine. If the item looks repairable to him, he throws it in the back of his car, brings it home, takes it apart, puts it back together, and somehow makes it work. He can even repair burned-out lightbulbs! My dad is talented, but his abilities are not unusual for the region. People in the French countryside possess a certain kind of craftiness that allows them to extend the life of their belongings. When I was a child, my dad took the drum out of an old washing machine and turned it into a snail trap, for example, and I rememb...

Autorentext

Bea Johnson is a Franco-American minimalist, internationally bestselling author, and inspirational speaker, known for initiating the movement of waste-free living in the 21st century. She is a Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards and the founder of Bulk Finder, a web-based app which points to thousands of bulk locations worldwide. She currently lives in a 188 square-foot trailer as she experiments with tiny living and travels full time across the US and Canada with her husband, her chihuahua, and her famous fifteen-piece wardrobe.



Klappentext

Bea Johnson is "the mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement." —CNN

The book that started the waste-free living movement, Zero Waste Living—relates Bea Johnson's inspirational personal story and provides practical tools and tips to help readers diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.

In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they've cut their annual spending by a remarkable forty percent, and they are healthier than they've ever been.

This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea's experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids' lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. Zero Waste Home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family—and the planet.



Zusammenfassung
Bea Johnson is “the mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement.” —CNN

The book that started the waste-free living movement, Zero Waste Living—relates Bea Johnson’s inspirational personal story and provides practical tools and tips to help readers diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.

In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they’ve cut their annual spending by a remarkable forty percent, and they are healthier than they’ve ever been.

This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea’s experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids’ lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. Zero Waste Home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family—and the planet.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Zero Waste Home
Untertitel: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
Autor:
EAN: 9781451697681
ISBN: 1451697686
Format: Poche format B
Hersteller: Scribner USA
Herausgeber: Simon & Schuster N.Y.
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Gewicht: 506g
Größe: H232mm x B187mm x T15mm
Veröffentlichung: 01.04.2013
Jahr: 2013
Auflage: Original