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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Celebrate Green" Book Review

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women control 80% of household spending, do 60% of the online shopping, and buy 81% of all products and services. Women also spend five trillion dollars per year, and this amount continues to grow. Do you realize how much we can effect change with all those voting dollars?

"What if each and every woman began to think sustainably and (when reducing and reusing was not an option) spent a percentage of her dollar 'votes' on people or earth-friendly products and services?" This is a question that is posed by the authors of "Celebrate Green" - a fabulous book full of practical, fun, inexpensive ways to introduce eco-friendly ideas into your holidays and celebrations.

The authors - mother and daughter team, Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell, are so personable and funny from the very beginning of the book. To read more about these ladies and why they started writing this book, check out the About section on their website. This is a very easy to read book, full of practical ideas and realistic comments by the authors. They realize changing your whole life to live greener can be overwhelming, so they suggest choosing a few ideas to start with. As Lynn says, "Doing something, after all, is way better than doing nothing." I completely agree with this statement! It has been a journey for me to go green, and I have loved every moment of it."

The book begins with discussing what the authors think all green celebrations should start with - the 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. They also introduce the 3 Gs - Good for People, Good for the Planet, and Good for the Community. This section is full of inspiring and thought-provoking facts and practical ways to apply them to celebrating holidays. I just LOVED this section!!

After that, the book is divided into seasons of the year and which holidays are celebrated in those seasons. This book is very comprehensive, covering every holiday from Mother's Day to Cinco de Mayo to Hanukkah to Valentine's Day. It also has a section for Year Round Celebrations such as: Baby Showers, Weddings, Birthdays, Graduations and more.

At the end of the book, they have listed helpful websites, the GreenSmart Glossary (definitions of eco-terms), and empty pages designed for you to write down the notes and ideas that you have tried for each season of the year. I love the notes section, because I can keep track of what ideas I have tried and remind myself of what to try for each holiday.

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this book. It is so fun to read, and has so many helpful tips. I have been researching and implementing green changes in my family's life for several years now, but I still had a great time learning new things in this book that I can't wait to try out. I know you will too!! This is also a great book to give as a gift for any occasion. You can buy the book here.

I have a great deal to offer all of my fabulous readers - From now until November 2nd, you can get 40% off the cover price of "Celebrate Green" and get FREE shipping in the US. Just go to this link and enter the code YOURWORLD2.

* Thank you to Corey and Lynn for their book for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review through Corey and Lynn for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*


  1. Wow. Just this morning I was contemplating how every dollar I spend can either be helping or hurting my values. Like giving money to McDonalds - that's def. hurting everything from health to environment. But if I give my money to Earth Fare, I know that I'm investing in a company that makes an effort to run their business as sustainably as possible - and that makes a HUGE difference in the long run.
    I think I may have to check out this book! :)

  2. pretty neat concept. will check it out


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