Green Cleaning For Dummies® Directs Homeowners to Organic, Non-toxic, Sustainable Resources

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This simple guide provides sustainable and healthy solutions for every room in the house--from the kitchen and bathroom to the laundry room and garage.

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more than a publishing phenomenon, but a sign of the times

Adapting green cleaning solutions is one easy way for an individual to help the environment while reducing toxic chemicals and excess waste in the home. For those looking for a simple guide, Green Cleaning For Dummies® (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 978-0-470-39106-8; $16.99) provides sustainable and healthy solutions for every room in the house--from the kitchen and bathroom to the laundry room and garage.

As author Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, PhD, states in the introduction, "This book presents green cleaning in its deservedly positive light - an activity that costs nothing or next to nothing, reduces energy consumption, makes your home a healthier place, requires no fancy gadgets, and reaffirms that going green is not about sacrifice or doing without, but rather a celebration of values that bring about a meaningful, fulfilling, and joyful quality of life."

With Green Cleaning For Dummies, readers will learn how to:

-Save money and the environment with natural cleaning methods
-Assemble a green cleaning toolbox
-Make small steps to conserve energy (replacing light bulbs, adjusting the thermostat, and others)
-Improve the efficiency of appliances
-Create homemade cleaners
-Utilize green organizations and programs

The handy "Cheat Sheet," a tear-out located in the front of all For Dummies® books, includes a chart of sustainable substitutes for conventional cleaning practices, as well as tips for saving water. The always popular "Part of Tens" explains 'Ten (Or So) Ways Your Grandparents Got It Right' and 'Ten Steps--Beyond Clean--to Green Your Home and Your Life,' such as reducing your home's energy output, conserving fuel, and consuming responsibly. An Appendix lists resources for conserving (Energy Star, etc.), green product certifications (GREENGUARD), home safety (Health House), organic and sustainable food (Slow Food, 100-Mile Diet), conscientious shopping (Coop America), and more.

About the Authors:
Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, PhD, is a Family Resource Management professor at Florida State University and Fulbright Scholar with expertise in work and family, consumer economics, and healthy indoor environments. For more than a decade, she wrote "House Calls," a regular column in her hometown newspaper.
Betsy Sheldon is a lifestyles author and editor with a passion for sustainability issues. She writes "Green Watch," a regular column for Indianapolis Monthly Home magazine.

Green Cleaning For Dummies®
By Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, PhD with Betsy Sheldon
ISBN: 978-0-470-39106-8 / $16.99 U.S. / November 2008

For more ways to greening your life, check out:
Green Living For Dummies® 978-0-470-22742-8
Solar Power Your Home For Dummies®, 978-0-470-17569-9

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About For Dummies®
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