Friday, March 18, 2011

Book: What's It Like, Living Green? (Moana Saves is Going Green)






Living on an island can shape our perspective about how our lives impact the planet and either positively or negatively affect sustainability.  We're not suggesting that we are green experts.  Rather, we are interested in highlighting how we think, shop and spend can evolve so that we can sustain the earth's future for our kids.  Plus we're looking at some really cool stuff! Stay tuned!


~ Are you conscious of your water use?
~ Is your family using electricity wisely?
~ What kind of grocery bags do you use when you shop?

PhotobucketThese are just a few questions my kids and I discussed while reading Jill Ammon Vanderwood's book What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, By the Way They Live.  This book has tips and ideas on how to live a more green life but the majority of the book is stories and testimonials of kids actually living green. What better way to teach the next generation how to care for their planet than letting kids teach kids!

PhotobucketMy kids and I were so impressed by the stories of kids changing the way they and their families live that we decided to make a few changes in our home as well. First, my kids love to draw so we asked Dad to bring scratch paper home from work, cut it in quarters and stapled them to make our own 'like new' notepads. Second, we went on a trash scavenger hunt in our house to find things we could reuse. One piece of trash we reused especially for St. Patrick's Day was empty papertowel and toilet paper rolls which we painted green, cut, folded and glued together to make clovers. These cute little shamrocks are currently hanging from our ceiling in our front room.

We had a great time reading the stories and ideas of how to make our home and family more green. Thanks for the green inspiration!

SHOP: This book is available for purchase at Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions.


GIVEAWAY: One lucky eco-friendly Moana Saves reader will win a copy of this book. To enter tell me one way you and your family try to live green.

To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

1. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar). 
2. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter. 
3. Subscribe to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader and/or email updates (in the sidebar). 
4. Like the Moana Saves Facebook page. 
5. Become a Google Friend Connect follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).

Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway. He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S. This giveaway ends on April 1st (no foolin!) at 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time). One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org. I will notify the winner via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.
I was not compensated for this post although I did receive product samples to facilitate my review.  Any and all opinions are my own. 

39 comments:

  1. One way me and my family try to live green is by recycling. Usually it's me doing the work of taking stuff that can be recycled out of the regular garbage but slowly me complaining about them not putting it in the proper place is starting to work. I've also stopped using plastic cups and paper plates so we're not adding unnecessary trash.

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