Mother Earth News periodically has a housecleaning on their inventory of books about sustainable living, and they’re in the middle of another one right now. If you’re not familiar with it, this publication is full of articles and information about living in a sustainable, self-reliant way. So you’ll find books about the environment, about living sustainably in your own house, about cooking and eating sustainably, and many other sorts of topics.
The available books are on this Mother Earth News Clearance Sale page. If any of them look interesting, you’ll need to buy them quickly, because they are only selling until the inventory is gone. Meanwhile, here are a few that look interesting to me:
Just a bit of the accompanying blurb:
Green Remodeling is a comprehensive guide. It first points out the advantages of remodeling. … Green Remodeling then discusses simple green renovation solutions for homeowners, focusing on key aspects of the building – including foundations, framing, plumbing, windows, heating and finishes. Room by room, it outlines the intricate connections that make the house work as a system. … Then, in an easy-to-read format complete with checklists, personal stories, expert insights and an extensive resource list, it covers easy ways to save energy, conserve natural resources and protect the health of loved ones.
Or how about this one: Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers. I live in an apartment and am always trying to grow at least some of my own vegetables in containers on my balcony. I only seem able to manage tomatoes and peppers, and several herbs, while other vegetables don’t do particularly well. So a book like this will provide great advice.
Author Ed Smith shares advice on choosing containers, how to provide balanced nutrition using his secret soil formula, and what additional tools benefit the container gardener. The reader will also find advice on starting from seed versus buying plants, which vegetables thrive in containers and which might be more challenging, along with tips on pairing plants in single containers.
Or one more: The Home Energy Diet. I get so much sun shining straight into my east-facing windows for much of the year that I’ve always planned to put up solar panels when I can afford them. I love finding out ways of conserving energy in the home, and I’m keenly interested in some day going off the grid as much as possible, if not entirely. So books like this are always high on my list. Again, some of the blurb for this book:
Learn how to get the most bang for your energy buck. The Home Energy Diet, a Mother Earth News Book for Wiser Living, was designed to help readers take control of their personal energy usage and costs so they can save money, live more comfortably and help reduce environmental impacts.
Remember, this sale won’t last forever, and if the inventory for any book runs out, you won’t be able to buy the books at this discount. So if you’re interested in sustainable living, but also have to be frugal, this is probably a sale you’ll want to look into.