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Green Cleaning for Dummies

By Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, Betsy Sheldon

Green Cleaning: Green Cleaning for Dummies by Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, Betsy Sheldon, Healthy Home & Green Living Books & Videos -

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Wiley Publishing, Inc.

111 River Street

Hoboken, NJ  07030-5774 USA


Adopting green cleaning solutions is one easy way for an individual to help the environment while reducing toxic chemicals and excess waste in the home. For those looking for a simple guide, Green Cleaning For Dummies® (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 978-0-470-39106-8; $16.99) provides sustainable and healthy solutions for every room in the house - from the kitchen and bathroom to the laundry room and garage.


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As author Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, PhD, states in the introduction, "This book presents green cleaning in its deservedly positive light - an activity that costs nothing or next to nothing, reduces energy consumption, makes your home a healthier place, requires no fancy gadgets, and reaffirms that going green is not about sacrifice or doing without, but rather a celebration of values that bring about a meaningful, fulfilling, and joyful quality of life."

With Green Cleaning For Dummies, readers will learn how to:

  • Save money and the environment with natural cleaning methods
  • Assemble a green cleaning toolbox
  • Take small steps to conserve energy (replacing light bulbs, adjusting the thermostat, and others)
  • Improve the efficiency of appliances
  • Create homemade cleaners
  • Utilize green organizations and programs

The handy "Cheat Sheet," a tear-out located in the front of all For Dummies® books, includes a chart of sustainable substitutes for conventional cleaning practices, as well as tips for saving water. The always popular "Part of Tens" explains 'Ten (Or So) Ways Your Grandparents Got It Right' and 'Ten Steps - Beyond Clean - to Green Your Home and Your Life,' such as reducing your home's energy output, conserving fuel, and consuming responsibly. An Appendix lists resources for conserving, green product certifications, home health and safety, organic and sustainable food, conscientious shopping, and more.



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Green Cleaning for Dummies:  Created on January 28th, 2009.  Last Modified on June 19th, 2011


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