“Embrace the fabulousness of green living”
Green Chic – Saving The Earth in Style
by Christie Matheson
Don’t believe it is possible to remain stylish while going green and living a simpler, more planet-friendly lifestyle? Then this book is for you – writer Christie Matheson has aimed her new book precisely at this target audience.
For her, there is no need to downscale and live in ‘houses made from recycled tires’ (if perchance you do wish to, see our recent review of the film ‘Garbage Warrior’ here), but Matheson’s mission is to highlight the wonderful ways of being green by buying better, greener, friendlier-made stuff!
While there is a lot of consumerism going on in this little green book, I’m impressed with the amount of information and environmental facts she packs in here, alongside the tips. She backs it all up with her list of ‘favourite green things’ at the back of the book, which is a great compendium of useful websites of suppliers and producers.
Matheson has road-tested most of the products mentioned, and is a quirky, often funny writer, guiding the readers through a mindset-changing labyrinth of greenness. She is ably assisted by her fiance Will, who testifies to the quality and strength of the recycled razors.
This could be the perfect book for an eco-sceptic in your family or amongst your friends. Buy a dozen copies, and pass them around at random: embrace the fabulousness of green living!
‘Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style’ by Christie Matheson $12.95 published March 2008 www.sourcebooks.com