Planet home Conscious choices for cleaning and greening the world you care about most

Jeffrey Hollender

Book - 2010

Presents strategies for maintaining a healthy home while engaging in environmentally responsible practices, outlining a lifestyle program based on scientific principles that explains how to understand the connection between individual habits and planet health.

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Published
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers : Melcher Media c2010.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Item Description
"Clean everything naturally, keep your air pure, live with less and have more"--Cover.
Physical Description
352 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780307716644
0307716643
Main Author
Jeffrey Hollender (-)
Other Authors
Alexandra Zissu (-)
  • Cleaning products and chemicals: your essential guide
  • The kitchen
  • Food
  • The bedroom
  • The nursery and kids' rooms
  • The family rooms: living room, dining room, media room, and den
  • The bathroom
  • The utility rooms: attic, garage, mudroom, and basement
  • The laundry room
  • The home office
  • The big picture.
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In this slightly preachy but comprehensive guide Hollender, cofounder of the ecofriendly household cleaner and personal care company Seventh Generation, offers a detailed "roadmap for anyone who wants to green clean a home." But the book's mission is grander than that; Hollender wants us to go beyond protecting our personal environments to see the consequences of heating with coal or throwing out the garbage. After an impressively readable guide to cleaning products and chemicals, including a section on how to make your own cleaning products with everyday household items, Hollender takes a walk through the house, analyzing each room for issues and objects that need renovation, replacement, or rethinking, always beginning with a "conscious ritual" (a sort of meditation on the meaning of the room, its contents, and how it is connected to and affects the greater world) and a checklist of "the pieces that make up" the "conscious" room, be it a kitchen, basement, bedroom, or office. Arranged for maximum reader-friendliness with ample illustrations and sidebars, the book helps busy and disorganized readers clean up their houses nook by nook, and might even inspire them to revision the world as well. (Jan.) [Page ]. Copyright 2010 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Shares strategies for maintaining a healthy home while engaging in environmentally responsible practices, outlining a lifestyle program based on the connection between individual habits and caring for the Earth.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The chairman of Seventh Generation shares strategies for maintaining a healthy home while engaging in environmentally responsible practices, outlining a lifestyle program based on scientific principles that explains how to understand the connection between individual habits and planet health. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From The Cofounder Of Seventh Generation, the most trusted brand in environmentally friendly household products, comes this indispensable guide to maintaining absolutely everything in the home in a natural, nontoxic way. Jeffrey Hollender leads you through each room of the house with straightforward advice, comprehensive checklists, quick tips, and unparalleled resources while revealing the hidden repercussions of daily routines that most of us take for granted. From improving air quality in your bedroom to avoiding mildew in the bathroom, from sourcing local or organic food to safely laundering your clothes, Planet Home offers invaluable information for making conscious decisions for your family, your neighbors, and our shared planet home.With additional information on power, garbage and recycling, air quality, and community activism, this book goes a step further to describe how any household is part of a much larger system. Planet Home offers a unique, comprehensive, educational, and easy approach to helping you and your family lead healthier lives as we collectively protect and maintain our shared resources for many years to come.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

FROM THE COFOUNDER OF SEVENTH GENERATION, the most trusted brand in environmentally friendly household products, comes this indispensable guide to maintaining absolutely everything in the home in a natural, nontoxic way. Jeffrey Hollender leads you through each room of the house with straightforward advice, comprehensive checklists, quick tips, and unparalleled resources while revealing the hidden repercussions of daily routines that most of us take for granted. From improving air quality in your bedroom to avoiding mildew in the bathroom, from sourcing local or organic food to safely laundering your clothes, Planet Home offers invaluable information for making conscious decisions for your family, your neighbors, and our shared planet home. With additional information on power, garbage and recycling, air quality, and community activism, this book goes a step further to describe how any household is part of a much larger system. Planet Home offers a unique, comprehensive, educational, and easy approach to helping you and your family lead healthier lives as we collectively protect and maintain our shared resources for many years to come.