Sustainable Home: Volume 1

Sustainable Home: Volume 1 : Practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly household

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Sustainable Home is a stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household.

Sustainable lifestyle blogger and professional Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home - the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom - offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle.

From guidance on decluttering and living minimally to advice about plant-based foods to tips on repairing old clothes, this book touches every aspect of home life.

Whether its by making your own toothpaste, converting to renewable energy sources, reducing your consumption of plastic, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, the projects in this book offer numerous ways - both big and small - to make a difference.

With environmental issues at the forefront of global politics, the desire to make small changes on an individual level is on the rise; this book will guide anyone hoping to make a difference, but who perhaps don't know where to begin.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 170 x 230 x 22.86mm | 616.89g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New Edition
  • Over 200 Four colour
  • 071123969X
  • 9780711239692
  • 62,189

Table of contents

- Decluttering
- Mindful purchasing
Energy Usage
- Clean energy
- Unplugging
- Sustainable furnishings
- Make-Your-Own: Hairpin Table
Indoor Plants
- Caring for plants
- Make-Your-Own: Terrarium

Grocery Shopping
- Preparing and packing
- Sourcing locally
Plant-Based Eating
- Alternatives to protein
- Make-Your-Own: Black Bean Burger
- Make-Your-Own: Milk Alternatives
- Packing to prevent food waste
- Make-Your-Own: Pickled Veg
- Composting
Food Preparation and Cooking
- Sustainable kitchenware
- One-pot cooking

- Curating a minimalist wardrobe
- Sustainable clothing materials
- Laundering
Re-use and Recycle
- Make-Your-Own: Tee-shirt Bag
- Make-Your-Own: Natural Clothes Dye
- Sustainable furniture
- Make-Your-Own: Room Spray

- Sustainable cleaning materials
- Make-Your-Own: Toothpaste
Body Care
- Make-Your-Own: Aloe Vera Body Scrub
- Make-Your-Own: Body Butter & Lip Balm
- Sustainable cleaning materials
- Make-Your-Own: Apple Cider Rinse
- Aftercare and accessories
- Safety Razor
Water Usage
- Toilet tricks
- Shower hacks
Cleaning products
- Natural cleaning products
- Make-Your-Own: Cleaning Spray

- Dining Out
- Going Places
- Sustainable Workplace
- Take Action
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About Christine Liu

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 lives in San Jose, California, where she works full time at Cisco Systems as a Sustainable Packaging Program Manager, and is also a global co-founder of Cisco's employee organization called The Green Team Network. Outside of her blogging and work efforts, Christine drives community initiatives in regards to zero waste living and speaks at local schools and organizations about living a sustainable lifestyle.
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