Item description for Go Green, Save Green: A Simple Guide to Saving Time, Money, and God's Green Earth by Nancy Sleeth...
Overview Sleeth divulges hundreds of practical, easy-to-implement steps that create substantial money savings while protecting the Earth. She also demonstrates how going green helps people live more God-centered lives by becoming better stewards.
Publishers Description Many people want to "go green" but put it off because they believe it's too time consuming and too expensive. Not so Nancy Sleeth and her family have been living an eco-friendly lifestyle for years saving both time and money. Now, for the first time, she divulges hundreds of practical, easy-to-implement steps that you can take to create substantial money savings while protecting the earth. Sleeth also demonstrates how going green helps people live more God-centered lives by becoming better stewards of financial and natural resources. Chapter titles include: (1) Home; (2) Lawn and Garden; (3) Work; (4) Transportation; (5) Food; (6) Sabbath; (7) Holidays; (8) Entertainment; (9) School; (10) Church; (11) Nature; and (12) Community. Features: Hundreds of simple, easy-to-implement money-saving tips for going green at home and at the office. Simple cost-saving formulas that allow readers to calculate their energy/financial savings as they go green. Helpful "try this instead of that" charts offering money-saving green solutions for everyday living. Inspirational Scripture and quotes from church leaders (both historical and current) that support the biblically mandated stewardship component of going green
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.32" Height: 1.09" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2009
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 141432698X ISBN13 9781414326986 UPC 031809126981
Reviews - What do customers think about Go Green, Save Green: A Simple Guide to Saving Time, Money, and God's Green Earth?
One of the best books I've ever read! May 27, 2010
I found this book on a whim while i was trying to find another item so i could get free shipping over $25. I am so thankful that i found this book it really helps you get closer to God and mother nature. What most people don't realize is that everything we have is on loan from God and we should return it to him in good condition. Right now we are destroying the earth with our selfish materialistic lives and we need to get back to nature and God.
A couple things in the book a disagree with are:
Nancy says to heat most things in the microwave: PLEASE, PLEASE do not use your microwave more than neccessary. The microwave completely alters the cellular structure of you food and kills 85% of the nutrients. DO NOT MICROWAVE!
Also, she says to use filtered water instead of tap, Don't do this either, the best water you can drink is distilled water. Buy a good distiller (around $185) and make your own water. Their are inorganic minerals in tap water that filters don't remove. Since I have switched to only drinking distilled water my arthritis has gotten better along with my skin and hair.
I would also look into Square foot gardening if you plan to start a garden, it uses much less resources and is easier to keep maintained.
Good book Oct 7, 2009
This is a pretty good book, with lots of good information. However I wanted to point out some things that were not emphasized. The home energy pie chart shows heating and cooling is the biggest energy user. However the author does not emphasize the use of several items. 1-Double glass (energy saving), double hung (helps vent in summer)windows. 2-Heat pump always helps save energy in continental U.S.A.. Also the winter heated air is more healthy. 3- Air exchanger lets fresh air in without loosing too much energy. 4- Grid tied photovoltaic cells, they are now costing less than one dollar per watt.
Transportation is even a bigger user of energy, the author does not mention plug in hybrid vehicle conversions.
Eating less or no meat saves a lot of energy because, the creation of meat protein uses more than ten times the energy, than say black eyed peas protein.
I disagree about the wide spread use of bicycles in this country, it is not worth getting killed while trying to save energy.
No mention of population and energy use. During say Adam and Eve days it made sense to be fruitful and multiply. But now is the time to limit yourself to two or less children, and don't make condoms and birth control hard to get. Since the U.S. population uses five times the energy as other people, our effective population is 5 X 300 million.
Practical Advice for saving money and being a better steward of God's Creation Jul 14, 2009
When it comes to money saving tips, I prefer practical ideas which will aid my family and I in "saving green". Nancy Sleeth's book, Go Green Save Green , is a compendium of ways to save money on household bills, to getting more on a limited food budget, to cutting transportation costs. Go Green Save Green also contains ample ideas on how to curb energy consumption. Nancy Sleeth is passionate about encouraging other Christians to be better stewards of the Earth. So many of the "green living" practices that Mrs. Sleeth writes about, are healthier for the Earth and for God's people. One chapter is devoted to having a Sabbath rest. Once a week, Mrs. Sleeth encourages families to disconnect from the clamour of technology to rest and to be in relationship with God. Mrs.Sleeth gives many tips for making the Sabbath special, such as planning a Sabbath meal and taking a Sabbath walk. Having a day, set aside, for rest and worship, is restorative for man. At the end of each topical chapter in this book, there is a list of specific ways that you can save money , this year. Go Green Save Green is an excellent alternative to the secular, eco-hysteria books. I was pleasantly surprised that saving money and being a better steward of God's Creation are feasible accomplishments.
Awesome! Jun 22, 2009
This book changed my life. It is well written, to the point, and bursting at the seams with interesting and mind boggling information. Not only does Sleeth tell you the reasons it is important to take on a greener lifestyle, she tells you simple and effective ways HOW. These ways will save you money, save valuable resources, and bring you closer to the Creator of all things.
We all need a little push May 14, 2009
Nancy Sleeth's book will make you feel extremely guilty or extremely motivated or both. Her family demonstrates many ways we each can be ecologically and economically savvy. Even though we may not ever be as green as the Sleeths, Nancy offers lots of ideas, resources, and experiences. When we add only a few of her suggestions to our efforts to become more green, our world will improve.