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. 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, there are 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.
My thoughts on Sustainable Home…
Wherever I can, I try to live in ways that reduce the damage I might doing to our planet. It’s not always easy, especially when life gets in the way. Still, I figure small steps are what we all need to make and that’s what I’m aiming to do by reading books like Sustainable Home. Which, although it’s been out a few years is still very relevant and full of useful tips to help us live a little more sustainably.
I can’t say that these tips are particularly new (and probably wouldn’t have been two years ago) but I do like that they are all in one place and are written in a way that is simple and easy to understand. Each room in the house is broken down into a separate chapter so you can work your way through the home. I like that. I also like the ‘handy hints’ and recipes that are scattered throughout, especially as I try to DIY some – if not all – of my cleaning and beauty products.
The main downside for me is that this book is written by and American for an American market. It isn’t a big deal but the points raised focused on American issues, which made it a bit less impactful. Is it the end of the world? No. Would I still recommend the book? Yes, but with caveats!
Please note: I received a copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, feelings and opinions are my own.