About the Book:
10 Top 10 Lists for Going Green is a fascinating new e-book on everything “Green.” You’ll read about all kinds of interesting, useful information, ideas and contacts that will open up a whole new world for those interested in living a greener life. We’ve searched for the very best out of over 3,000 sites and collected them all together into a concise, simple little guide that you will appreciate having such easy access to! For detailed chapter content please scroll down this page… What you won’t find, by the way, is any advertising. There are no ads in the book, and none of the 100 we chose paid in any way to be included.
Oh, yeah, did we mention Tagsellit.com was featured?
List #1: Your Children
From pregnancy and birth, to infants and toddlers, on to older children, teenagers and young adults, this list covers topics related to your children and their future. Find out the latest news regarding threats to their health, and how to avoid or prevent these issues. Meet an amazing group of teenagers that are truly making a difference. Check out one school’s zero-cost, simple yet very effective program that is reducing childhood obesity and promoting literacy (and perhaps follow their example in your own community). Learn about the best products and services, and about two wonderful organizations: one that provides exciting, educational travel opportunities for young adults and another than inspires the younger ones by showing them that they too can make a difference.
List #2: Your Garbage
Recyling, reusing, re-purposing, upcycling, freecycling… this list is all about innovative, effective yet really easy ways to take whatever you’re done with, and divert it from the landfill. There’s been some really big changes lately, thanks to some very creative people combining their skills and visions with the power of the Internet. We found a site with over 7 million members where everything is free! We also came across The Garage Sale Revolution (you have to see this to believe it) and a brilliant online rental system that everyone can benefit from. Whether you want something, or want to get rid of something, access these awesome resources with one simple click through this list.
List #3: Your Garden
Ever heard of a Dirt Diva? Do you know how important farmer’s markets are? What can you do or not do in your own yard and garden? Have you any idea how vital pollinators are (or even what they are?) How do you grow it… preserve it… buy it or sell it… find it or get rid of it? Chances are, you’re well aware or at least interested in learning more, and this list will help. We’ve also found a really neat online garden planner, the best greenhouses ever, and some great gardeners that share their considerable experience and talents freely and with great enthusiasm. Beautiful, practical, delicious, economical, local and global is what this list is all about!
List #4: Your Home
Just as it is for our book overall, one of the main themes of this list is making a real difference without having to spend a ton of money, time or effort. You might be surprised how easy it is, and how much money you’ll save while being good to Mother Nature where your home is concerned. This list covers everything from cleaning your home to products and services, from building and/or renovating to buying or selling. Yes, selling! The green real estate market is heating up and could be an important factor in your next sale, purchase or renovation. With the easy online tools we’ve found, plus all the advice, articles and ideas (all free) you can plan ahead, adjust, experiment and make changes that matter, while avoiding things that are a waste of your time and money.
List #5: Your Inspiration
We created this list to emphasize that no person or effort is too small to make a difference. In fact, as we found with these real life examples, often the largest and most effective movements started with just one person who never dreamed how far they would go. From huge global groups to individuals and very small organizations, this list showcases the best examples we could find of “starting small, growing big” and of just how much can be accomplished with how little. With vision, dedication and courage these people just kept going, and their stories convinced us that they deserve interest and support from all of us.
List #6: Your Life
Whether it’s the usual, even mundane details of daily life or the really big important events, this list includes a wide variety of topics that affect your life. For example, did you know the green wedding movement has grown up to mean sophisticated style and economic common sense? Maybe you’re not there yet, but you’d like to be… check out the amazing green singles dating site we found – not your average dating site, that’s for sure. Ready for a career change or looking for a job? This site will point you in the green direction, and you might be surprised about the fantastic options that are available to you. Travelling, eating, surfing the Internet… and much more, all of these daily activities can be done in a greener fashion!
List #7: Your Money
It’s not just about saving money, but also about using it wisely and that’s what this list is all about. There’s some exciting product sites where you know, without a doubt, that money spent will be done so in line with green values. Another site has a great fundraising idea and yet another give you daily tips on how to save money while living more naturally. Investing your hard-earned money is another topic we were happy to find, because here the rewards, both personal and financial are very worthwhile and the word profit takes on a whole new meaning. Last but not least in this list is a wonderful, no-nonsense site that examines the issue of greenwashing (products or services that are advertised as green, but aren’t) and equips you with all you’ll need to avoid these scams and money-wasters.
List #8: Your Pets & Animals
This list covers many animal-related topics, from pets to livestock to wildlife. There’s a great story behind one of the sites on the list and if you’ve ever wanted to combine travel with saving wildlife, this is for you. Caring for your pets, making sure they live the longest and healthiest life they can, without harming the environment is much easier than you might think! Just taking a few minutes to consider the lives of the animals we eat can have profound effects on them, and you as well because there are some simple ways to make a big difference. Want to know which products are really cruelty-free? We’ve got the information available for you here as well.
List #9: Your Resources
The power of the Internet is amazing, and these online communites are too. The general theme for all the sites on this list is to help consumers live a greener life without having to get complicated or spend a lot of money. They’re created by regular, down-to-earth people who have a genuine desire to share what they know (which is considerable). There’s a special site for moms, another for vintage-oriented people, and another for independant do-it-yourselfers, plus others that focus on specific yet relevant niches. Another thing all these sites have in common is the creative, free-thinking atitude and appreciation of the ablitity to “take care of yourself” that is commonly found with eco-concious people. This is a collection of resources that we can all use!
List #10: Your Self
You know you can take care of your self without harming the environment but… what’s the easiest way? What’s the cheapest? What’s the most effective and what works specifically for you and your family? You’ll find answers to these question and more on this list…personal care items and ideas, health and hygiene products, herbs and natural solutions… they’re all here, presented by really committed and talented people who stand behind their products, services and claims all the way. Things are changing in this area as rapidly as they are everywhere else and now, the connection between personal care and caring for the environment is easier than ever to make!