Sunday, March 27, 2011

48 Things To Know About Sustainable Living: A Review and Giveaway


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 can sustain the earth's future for our kids.  Plus we're looking at some really cool stuff! Stay tuned!



Wait! Stop! MoanaSaves Green Week is over and I have yet to submit this review!
The book is called 48 Things To Know About Sustainable Living and the reason it wasn't reviewed earlier is because I've been reading it and taking in all the ideas and resources that Victoria Klein offers the reader.
She's informative, she's practical, and she's fun. Klein seems to understand and empathize with the reader who may not know where to start with the whole sustainable living thing and then she provides additional resources for those of us who may feel like we do our best to live as responsible stewards of the earth but feel that we could always do better.

"Use it up. Wear it out, Make it do. Or do without."
This is the introductory golden nugget Klein uses in this book and it's one that my friend with six kids has been using since she was pregnant with her first. To me, this is how we can live. Less stuff and more awareness about our impact on the earth. That's the message of this book and it's helpful for everyone at any stage of sustainable living.

SHOP: You can purchase 48 Things to Know About Sustainable Living HERE.

WIN: The publisher of 48 Things to Know About Sustainable Living by Victoria Klein is offering one lucky Moana Saves reader his/her own copy of the book!  For your mandatory entry in this giveaway, tell us one thing you'd like to work on to make your life more green and sustainable.


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. Become a Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
3. Like Moana Saves on
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4. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
5. Follow Victoria Klein on Twitter.  
6. Tweet about this giveaway with the following (once a day max): #Win 48 Things to Know About Sustainable Living from @VictoriaKlein and @moanasaves ends 4/11 http://bit.ly/gvtOix

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 Monday, 4/11/11 HST (Hawaii Standard Time).  One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org.  I will notify the winners via email and they 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 a free copy of the book to facilitate this review. Any and all opinions here are mine.

77 comments:

  1. I always say I am going to plant a garden, this year I really am going to!
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  4. I will make my life more green by driving less and walking more!
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  8. I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter.
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  9. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Liz :) and lots of good luck to everyone entering the contest! :)

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  10. I'd like to work on reducing the amount of food waste our family produces. We already compost, but there is still an excess of food waste.
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  17. I'd love to use more natural products in cleaning - like baking soda. That would make my whole house more green. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  21. I would like to plant a garden and start a compost pile.
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  26. composting for our new garden!

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  27. I'm going to be cleaning more green, by using herbs instead of chemicals!

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  30. I'd like to learn how to reuse more of the things we think of as trash.
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  33. I'd love to use cloth diapers instead of disposables.

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  38. Getting rid of the above ground pool.

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  40. I would like to get better at recycling trash.


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  47. I need to stop buying bottled water and filter my own water.
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  51. I'd like to learn more about natural cleaning products!
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  52. I would totally love to have an all solar house in the future. Working on it....slowly

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  53. I'd like to work on buying products with less packaging. It seem like I just try to ignore this - if I want/need an item, I buy it without worrying about it. Maybe I could start writing to the companies of the products I like best and ask them to change it?
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  60. I would like to get better at recycling and I would like to be better at purchasing more locally grown food.
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  63. I'd really like to work on bringing my own bags places-I know it's a very small thing, but I REALLY want to get it right! I always end up forgetting them at home O.o

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  71. Hi!
    One thing I'd like to work on is purchasing less,making do with what I have already!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
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  72. Hi!
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    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
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  73. Hi!
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  74. Hi!
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