Big Green Purse by Diane MacEachern

The sub title for this book is – Use your spending power to create a cleaner, greener world- and that’s just what they show you how to do.

Diane explains how every dollar you spend impacts manufacturers decisions and how pointing your spending dollar can influence how products are made and the environmental impact they have.

One of the examples of this change is tea. Usually tea is grown with lots of pesticides by farmers who are not paid a fair wage and whose children usually have to work in those fields.

Thanks to the demand for organic teas many major brands are shifting to tea that is grown using better practices. The book outlines how if each of us decided to spend just $1000 of our shopping dollars on green products that would be an impact of $1 billion dollars a year. What company is going to risk loosing their portion of your spending cash because they refuse to use greener practices.

This book goes beyond using vinegar to clean and driving less. There are chapters that explain how many pesticides our children are exposed to every day and the resulting dangers.

The ten chapters will tell you how to make every area of your life greener. Beauty products and cosmetics, coffee, tea and chocolate, all have greener options available.

The food we eat has a huge impact on the environment before it ever makes it way to the store. Once we purchase it and take it home it has a huge impact on our health. Pesticides and hormones are used to make things bigger and better but your family pays the price when they ingest those poisons.

There is a chapter on cars and clothing, lawns, appliances and furniture.

Being informed is the first step to making a difference and this book gives you the information you need to make healthier choices for your family and the planet.

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