Wearing Smaller Shoes
193 Pages
English

Wearing Smaller Shoes

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193 Pages
English

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This book will be promoted with an emphasis on the author's unique persona and personal approach It will be advertised in on-line with Lime network On Earth and Granville Magazine Review copies - between 100-150 review copies sent out to highly targeted list, including author requests, our "hit list" and appropriate media Author pitched as guest speakers at NSP-attended conferences, where appropriate

Shrink your eco-footprint--low-impact living for less.

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Published 01 October 2009
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EAN13 9781550924329
Language English
Document size 9 MB

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Advance praise for
Wearing Smaller Shoes
Chip Haynes new book,Wearing Smaller Shoesis packed full of information on living lite in suburbia through a simple formula: reduce, reuse, recycle and refuse. Chip shows it is possible to make important changes in your lifestyle without a major reorganization of your life. Pick upWearing Smaller Shoesand begin a tranformation right from where you’re sitting.
— Eric Miller, Publisher, The New Colonist
Chip Haynes is a talented and persuasive writer who convinces me that broccoli tastes better than ice cream.
— Jeff Klinkenberg, St. Petersburg Times
Wearing Smaller Shoes
L I V I N G L I G H T O N T H E B I G B L U E M A R B L E
Chip Haynes
Cataloging in Publication Data: A catalog record for this publication is available from the National Library of Canada.
Copyright © 2009 by Chip Haynes. All rights reserved.
Cover design by Diane McIntosh. Image: ECOboot art by Chip Haynes. All interior photos by Chip Haynes, Joann Haynes and Bill Kocsis.
Printed in Canada by Friesens. First printing August 2009.
ISBN: 9780865716575
Inquiries regarding requests to reprint all or part ofWearing Smaller Shoesshould be addressed to New Society Publishers at the address below.
To order directly from the publishers, please call tollfree (North America) 18005676772, or order online at www.newsociety.com
Any other inquiries can be directed by mail to: New Society Publishers P.O. Box 189, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0, Canada (250) 2479737
New Society Publishers’ mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact on the environment, in a manner that models this vision. We are committed to doing this not just through education, but through action. This book is one step toward ending global deforestation and climate change. It is printed on Forest Stewardship Councilcertified acidfree paper that is 100% post consumer recycled (100% old growth forestfree), processed chlorine free, and printed with vegetablebased, lowVOC inks, with covers produced using FSCcertified stock. Additionally, New Society purchases carbon offsets based on an annual audit, operating with a carbon neutral footprint. For further information, or to browse our full list of books and purchase securely, visit our website at: www.newsociety.com
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Contents
Want to Leave a Smaller Footprint? . . . . . . . . . .1 1  Why Would You Do This?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2  The Four Rs of Living Small. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 3  Saving Electricity Like Bits of String. . . . . . . . . . 37 4  Living SmallandKeeping Your Cool . . . . . . . . . . 77 5  Saving Water One Drop at a Time . . . . . . . . . . . 97 6  The Joys of Solid Waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 7  Surviving with Smaller Transportation. . . . . . . . .125 8  The Big, er, Small Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 9
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175 About the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
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Dedication here:
My wife, the lovely JoAnn,
this book is for you.
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Want to Leave a Smaller Footprint?
EAR SMALLER SHOES. Yes, it’s a lame joke, but it’s the W lame joke that gives this book its title. With all of the interest we see these days in saving energy and resources, and all of that talk about one’s “carbon footprint” and “going green,” few people point out the obvious: it works out best if you get by with less. And that’s what this book is all about: it’s about living your life using less energy and fewer resources, without adding more of both to get by with less. Does that make sense to you? It sure does to me. So welcome to the world of living small. It has nothing to do with height, although, yes, I am short, and everything to do with leading a life of less conspicuous (and sometimes not so con spicuous) consumption. You need to know this right up front, though: This is not about sitting there all alone in a damp card board box, reading someone else’s discarded magazines by the flickering light of an earwax candle. (And does that paint a dis mal picture or what?) This is about living your life as you live it right now, but living it using just a little bit less. That’s all I ask.
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