Green Goes With Everything by Sloan Barnett – Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet is another great green household book if you don’t have one already.
Sloan is the Green Editor for KNTV in San Francisco, and wife of the CEO of Shaklee (prepare for lost of endorsements!), and the book is very interesting, from when her son was diagnosed with chemically induced asthma and what steps she took to remove the toxins from her home.
The book is well researched, and has a great comprehensive directory in the back that I will be using to help stock up and decorate my new house. It is a little wordy, sometimes just wishing she would get to the point, and when she does, not hammer it home quite so much. It’s similar to many other green lifestyle/household books I’ve read, but if you don’t have one and are looking for one single book to use as a resource for greening your household then this is excellent. Each chapter (such as Clean Body, Clean Baby, Clean Food) has Five Green-Hot Tips at the end that makes dipping in and out easy. Also ideas to make going green cheaper and save money are also useful.
You can watch a 6 minute video about Green Goes With Everything below, where Sloan explains the principles behind her book and what made her to discover what she discovered. It’s actually a pretty good short video that will explain what the book is about and quick tips for you to get started.
Overall it’s useful, I would imagine eye-opening to the average consumer, has great short tips and a very useful resources section. It costs around $13.57 in hardback from Amazon, or $9.59 for the Kindle version.