Great Environmental Homes Books By Sarah Susanka, Heidi Swanson and More

A book selection to keep you green.


Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson

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1001 Ways To Save the Earth by Joanna Yarrow (Chronicle, 2007)
These simple suggestions inspire conservation and eco-friendly action.

The Carbon Buster’s Home Energy Handbook by Godo Stoyke (New Society, 2007)
Reduce your family’s carbon emissions by as much as 73 percent by making wise home and transportation choices.

The Lazy Environmentalist by Josh Dorfman (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2007)
Check out stylish green products—from clothing to cars.

Natural Beekeeping by Ross Conrad (Chelsea Green, 2007)
Keep healthy hives without using poisons or antibiotics.

Natural Timber Frame Homes by Wayne Bingham and Jerod Pfeffer (Gibbs Smith, 2007)
Examine traditional timber frame homes built with straw bales and plaster- or clay-finished walls.

The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters by Sarah Susanka (Random House, 2007)
The creator of the Not So Big series shows how having less and doing less can lead to an extraordinary life.

Off-the-Grid Homes by Lori Ryker (Gibbs Smith, 2007)
Read case studies of technologies for saving energy and kicking fossil fuel use.

Plenty by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon (Harmony, 2007)
The authors chronicle their year of eating only food produced within 100 miles of their Vancouver home.

Strawbale Home Plans by Wayne Bingham and Colleen Smith (Gibbs Smith, 2007)
Get floor plans and building tips for cottages and urban homes built from straw.

Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson (Ten Speed Press, 2007)
Incorporate whole and natural ingredients into globally inspired, nutritional cuisine.

The Virtuous Consumer by Leslie Garrett (Inner Ocean , 2007)
Use your purchasing power to help the environment.