Mothering Earth: The Busy Family's Guide to Saving the Planet

Category: Book
By (author): Rockwell, Julia
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood
  HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction
  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
  NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Published: October 2023
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.54in x 5.80in x 1.03in
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From The Publisher*This Earth-and money-saving guide to sustainable living empowers families everywhere to fight climate change by making practical lifestyle changes-at home at their own pace.

Expert author Julia Rockwell provides a road map to simplify and streamline our lives in a way that benefits overall well-being and the health of the planet-all without sacrificing comforts or turning our lives upside down. And to do so you...

  • do not need to carve out separate time to focus on sustainability,
  • do not need to spend more money,
  • do not need to partake in DIY projects,
  • do not need to be perfect,
  • do not need to get rid of all the plastic in your home,
  • do not need to turn your family's life upside down,
  • do not need to feel guilty (you didn't create this mess we are in),
  • do not need to live off the grid.

Written and designed to reach all families, this inspiring and useful book highlights "eco-action" solutions that support a climate-friendly lifestyle at your own pace. Some of the eco-actions topics covered are:

  • Take a Trash Tally
  • Find Your Free Marketplace
  • Switch to Reusables
  • Help Kids Eat, Not Waste

It shows us how caring for a healthy planet doesn't just boost mental wellness, reduce stress, and heighten sense of community, but also saves time and money, too. Includes a comprehensive list of eco-insider resources, a 31-day Eco-Family Challenge, a guide to creating a personalized roadmap to resources in your area, and the book itself is printed on responsibly forested, FSC certified paper. 

Realistic yet impactful, Mothering Earth gives readers a feasible guide for simple and meaningful change, while at the same time sparks calmness and connection. With the tools to create an effective and healthy eco-routine, readers take a holistic look at shifting habits and making them stick in this Earth-saving guidebook.
Biographical NoteJulia Rockwell is a mother and zero-waste expert, educator, and writer. She is the founder of the Mothering Earth Project, an organization dedicated to helping others live sustainably through community and connection. Additionally, she works with families, mothers in particular, to help them reduce their carbon, plastic, and waste footprints. A lifelong lover of healthy and mindful living, Rockwell holds an arts-activism-based BA in world arts & cultures from UCLA. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children, where they lead a zero-waste lifestyle.