Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

Bea Johnson (Author)
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Description

Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the "Priestess of Waste-Free Living") and how she transformed her family's life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to 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 40 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.

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
April 09, 2013
Pages
292
Dimensions
7.3 X 0.7 X 9.0 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451697681
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About the Author

Author Bea Johnson is an elementary teacher with more than 25 years' teaching experience in kindergarten, second grade, third grade, and first and second grade Chapter I remedial reading. She has presented at numerous conferences including Early Childhood, Reading Association (local, state, and regional), Teachers of English (regional and state), and the Rocky Mountain Research Conference. Bea teaches two-day workshops for educators at the University of Sioux Falls, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on teaching writing to young children and teaching social studies units that are actually interesting. She has worked as a writing consultant for numerous schools in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Reviews

"Bea Johnson's book has allowed me to get even closer to Zero Waste than I was before I picked it up. Read it today. It will transform the way you view waste."--Ed Begley, Jr.
"Waste not, want not isn't about penny pinching. It's about gratitude and loving our lives. Bea Johnson doesn't just teach us to save the planet. She teaches us to save ourselves."--Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man
"Zero Waste Home is an amazing story of personal transformation. It compels us to recognize that our heedlessly wasteful ways are not gateways to prosperity and convenience, but barriers to a good life and a healthy planet. Bea Johnson has produced an invaluable resource."--Edward Humes, author of Garbology
"Clear, authentic, knowledgeable, helpful and a great read. Zero Waste Home will make a difference."--Paul Hawken, author of Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
"If you want inspiration and practical information... [Zero Waste Home] is powerful."--Natural Child World magazine