An inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household.
The Sustainable Home is an inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household. Sustainability enthusiast and zero-waste advocate Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home - the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom - offering tips, tricks and 17 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle. Whether its by making your own toothpowder, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways - both big and small - to make a difference.
Christine Liu is author of the blog and YouTube account Snapshots of Simplicity, a diary and guide to living simply and sustainably. She has a degree in Industrial and Packaging Technology from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, and was also a H&M Sustainable Packaging Challenge fellow of the DO School based in Germany. She livs in San Jose, California, where she works full time at Cisco Systems, drives community initiatives in regards to zero waste, and also aspires to open a package free grocery store long term.
Table Of Contents:
KITCHEN Conscious shopping Vegetarianism & Veganism Grow-your-own Cooking Equipment Composting & waste reductionLIVING AREA Indoor plant care Upcycling and make-your-own furniture DIY cleaners Efficient energy usage Sustainable exerciseBEDROOM Decluttering your closet & building a capsule wardrobe Sustainable sleep DIY detergentsBATHROOM Dental care Water-saving techniques Hair & bodycare Skincare & beautyOUTDOORS A sustainable work space; reducing waste, use of electronics, workspace campaigns Conscious travel Community engagement
Frances Lincoln (Adult)
Green lifestyle & self-sufficiency