As previously expressed in my new year’s resolutions, I’m trying to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. In the pursuit of living a “greener life,” I bought two resources that could shed more light on becoming a true advocate of the environment.
It was a TV show that got me in this going green bandwagon when I chanced upon an episode of Living with Ed on the Lifestyle Network. I’ve seen snippets of the show through its commercials, but I didn’t fully uderstand what it was all about. All I knew was it’s about an old man trying to recycle things. Obviously, there was more to it than just recycling. The whole show was about living a lifestyle that incorporates activities that manifest environmental sensitivity.
Since it got me interested to be eco-friendly, I did some research on the internet and the Ed Begley, Jr.’s book Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life came up! I got excited and eagerly looked for it in bookstores. To cut the long story of a search for a 240-page book on living an eco-friendly life short, I ended up buying the last copy at Fully Booked Gateway.
I’m halfway through the book and I’ve learned a lot of things and it’s become on of my favorite books. It’s practical, informative and life-changing. So far, my favorite tip is taking “navy showers” to conserve water. For a person who enjoys long showers, that really entails a lot of effort and sacrifice!
I’d definitely recommend this to those who would want to give something back to the environment. Even if you are not the type to go full-swing in living a greener life, following some of the tips can still make a difference in our world. Those little things, when brought together, will result to something big.
I also found The Little Green Book of the Home: 250 Tips for an Eco Lifestyle by Sarah Callard. I came across this book at National Bookstore TriNoma when trying my luck to find Living Like Ed.