Green Books

The Green Self-Build Book - $50.00

The Green Self-Build Book gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green building process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a do-it-yourself project, and for housing professionals, students, and teachers.

Wind Power
- $50.00
Wind Power is the most thorough, up-to-date, and comprehensive book on wind power\'e3a widely available, renewable energy source that can be used for everything from small remote applications to sophisticated wind power plants.

The Chelsea Green Guides--6 Pack Set
- $44.95
Easy to use guides that have the answers to all your recycling, water use, energy, and composting questions. Packed with practical ideas for your home and garden. Use their A-Z listings and simple tips to do your bit for the planet.

The New Solar Electric Home
- $39.95
The original Photovoltaics How-To Handbook, acclaimed as "the Best of the Books," is now revised, expanded & updated for our New Age of Photovoltaics. Condensing years of hands-on & industry experience, PV pioneers Joel Davidson & Fran Orner tell you everything you need to know to go solar.

The New Ecological Home
- $35.00
The most comprehensive overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies for environmentally conscious home buyers and builders.

The Carbon-Free Home
- $35.00
The Carbon-Free Home gives you the hands-on knowledge necessary to kick the fossil-fuel habit, with projects small and large listed by skill, time, cost, and energy saved. For every aspect of your life currently powered by fossil fuels, The Carbon-Free Home offers alternatives you can accomplish yourself to get started using renewable and sustainable sources of power.

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Vol. 2
- $32.95
The second book in the series of Rainwater Haresting for Drylands talks about Earthworks and how they are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil.

Natural Home Heating
- $30.00
The first comprehensive guide to heating your home with renewable energy sources.

Ethical Markets
- $30.00
With insight, clarity, warmth, and enthusiasm Hazel Henderson announces the mature presence of the green economy. Throughout Ethical Markets Henderson weaves statistics and analysis with profiles of entrepreneurs, environmentalists, scientists, and professionals. Based on interviews conducted on her longstanding public television series, these profiles celebrate those who have led the highly successful growth of green businesses around the world.

Going Solar
- $29.95
By distilling thousands of years of history and knowledge into one book, Tomm Stanley brings together the work of pioneering solar designers and some of the world's greatest scientists, along with a range of modern, practical solar-thermal applications for hands-on people.

Energy Free
- $25.00
Energy Free is designed to equip building professionals and homeowners alike with a toolkit for creating homes that use no more energy than they produce\'e3this means homes that are free from the vagaries of energy-price fluctuations and that help to free society of the high political and environmental costs of fossil fuels.

Cottage Economy
- $25.00
William Cobbett wrote Cottage Economy, published in 1821, with a twofold aim. First, to promote his personal philosophy of self-sufficiency, which he viewed as the foundation of family happiness. And second, to "instruct country laborers in the arts of brewing beer, making bread, keeping cows, pigs, bees, ewes, poultry, rabbits, and other matters." The book has enjoyed classic status ever since.

The Humanure Handbook
- $25.00
Everything you ever wanted to know about composting human waste. Jenkins gives an immense amount of information on purchasing, building, and just knowing more about composting toilets.

The Solar House
- $29.95
The principles of solar design and construction have been used by traditional builders for thousands of years\'e3until the era of so-called cheap fossil fuel, when we collectively forgot many of the lessons of vernacular architecture. Dan Chiras's book covers state-of-the-art passive solar heating and cooling, combining age-old truths with cutting-edge ecology.

The Worm Cafe
- $29.95
Teacher Binet Payne and her students helped reduce her middle school's waste disposal fees by $6,000 a year through composting lunchroom food wastes with redworms. Contains earthworm diagrams, bulletin board materials, quizzes, a letter to parents, charts, work sheets, posters, dozens of resources, and a 30-page annotated guide.

Wind Energy Basics, Second Edition
- $29.95
Wind Energy Basics offers a how-to for home-based wind applications, with advice on which wind turbines to choose and which to avoid. He guides wind-energy installers through considerations such as renewable investment strategies and gives cautionary tales of wind applications gone wrong. And for the activist, he suggests methods of prodding federal, state, and provincial governments to promote energy independence.

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Vol. 1
- $24.95
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 1 helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do the same!

Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates
- $24.95
Drip irrigation is the best way to help any plant flourish and survive tough times, especially short or long droughts. Pick the wrong \endash stuff \rdblquote and you easily can feel overwhelmed. Robert Kourik\'eas Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates clearly explains how to use less water yet increase the yields of vegetables and promote the growth and flowering of all plants\'e3trees, shrubs, and container plants\'e3in any climate, even where it rains irregularly.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- $ 7.95
This easy to use guide has the answers to all your recycling questions. Use its A-Z listing of everyday household items to see how you can recycle most of your unwanted things, do your bit for the planet, and maybe make a bit of money while you\'eare at it.

- $ 7.95
Everything you need to know about composting, from the different containers available, to what to put in them, to how to use the results. Includes an A-Z directory of how to compost everything from ash to weeds; plus expert advice on how to compost in small spaces, bins, and wormeries, and getting your community involved.

- $ 7.95
100 simple and effective tips for saving water, inside and outdoors of your home or business. Packed with practical ideas for your kitchen, bath, landscaping, and water using chores.

- $ 7.95
100 energy saving tips for everything in your home or business. Includes suggestions on heating and cooling, lighting, cooking, appliances and much more. Also provides an overview on renewable energy options.

Greening Your Office
- $ 7.95
An A-to-Z guide for offices of all sizes, from energy use and better supply purchases to recycling and reusing materials, plus summaries of a range of renewable energy options, commuting techniques, and more. These tips help your workplace save money while reducing environmental impacts, and can boost employee morale in the process. Your choices for coffee, computer monitors, furniture, invoices, lighting, paper, stamps, and hundreds of other items can add up to a better world.

Water Stewardship
- $12.95
In Water Stewardship: A 30 Day Program to Protect and Conserve Our Water Resources... One Drop at a Time, environmental behavior-change pioneer David Gershon uses his time-tested methodology to empower readers to take an active role in improving the quality and availability of one of our most precious resources. This immensely readable illustrated handbook guides readers through 32 behavior-change actions and action plans for each of three topics: water quality, water conservation and community volunteering/advocacy. Employing Gershon\'eas acclaimed EcoTeam model\'e3which has helped more than 250,000 people around the world reduce their environmental footprint by 25 percent\'e3Water Stewardship gives readers the concrete tools they need to make a meaningful impact on water preservation and conservation. This book will also be of interest to any watershed organization or local government involved in watershed protection, as it provides an effective and scalable program for reducing household non_point-source pollution. Water Stewardship has the power to move citizens beyond awareness to behavior change, and generate enough participation to make a measurable difference in non_point-source pollution in their watershed.

Worms Eat My Garbage
- $12.95
A new edition of the definitive guide to vermicomposting--a process using redworms to recycle human food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants. Completely illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems.

Compost, Vermicompost and Compost Tea
- $12.95
Part of the NOFA Guides Series. Information on composting techniques from the author of The Soul of Soil, Grace Gershuny.

A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office
- $14.95
The market for solar systems has been growing at an exponential rate and strong tax credits ensure continued growth even in a sluggish economy. Many of those who would like to catch this undeniable wave of the future are held back by widespread confusion. A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office clears the air, allowing property owners to move forward with confidence to make their homes and offices more comfortable, environmentally sound, and secure against wild swings in energy prices.

How to Make and Use Compost
- $16.95
Composting is easy, fun, saves you money, and helps you to grow lovely plants. Whether you live in an apartment with no garden or have a family and garden that generate large amounts of food and garden waste, this book shows you how to compost everything that can be composted at home, work, or school, and in spaces big and small.

Independent Energy Guide
- $19.95
You can learn about independently powering your home, boat, or RV and understand how energy systems work.

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