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In a time when many people are feeling financially restricted, The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget is your guide to effortlessly saving the planet while keeping some extra cash in your pocket.

Lazy Environmentalist On A Budget Book Review

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Everywhere I go I see that people and companies are trying to become more environmentally friendly.  I became aware of the Green Movement back when I was in high school in the 1970s.

One of the ways that I try to become more “Green” is by bringing my own grocery bags, trying to cut down on using plastic shopping bags and using eco-friendly household products.  I’ve written several articles about Earth Day  on my blogs about how to implement these practices.

I’ve recently had the opportunity to review a new book that clears up many questions you may have and how to become more aware of ways to start going green in your own home.

The book, The Lazy Environmentalist On A Budget, by Josh Dorfman, is written so that not only can you learn more about the subject, but use it as a reference to gain further insight.

You can easily and affordably have your designer jeans and contribute to a green planet too. From raising eco-conscious kids to greening your daily commute, the Lazy Environmentalist Josh Dorfman provides insights into the next wave of green innovation and the products and services that will lighten your planetary impact and lower your expenses.

Find bargain basement deals on stylish organic bedding and bamboo furnishings at the largest retailers in the world. Score instant rebates on everything from compact fluorescent light bulbs to energy-efficient air conditioners. And earn reward points for carpooling with friends.

Dorfman discusses and promotes topics including:

  • personal care products and beauty; and
  • how to reduce, reuse, recycle and implement water conservation in your home.

Other topics include the eco-office for those working at home, and energy conservation.

Energy efficiency affects everybody. Using less fossil fuel means less pollution, something that bothers us all in one way or another. Energy efficiency also saves you money and there isn’t anyone who couldn’t use more of that. Products that use less electricity, water and heat are good products to have in your home.

Each chapter is broken down with information, and includes interviews and a Question and Answer section with CEOs of many companies and non-profit organizations.

At the end of each chapter there is a reference section available including web links to products and service sites for you to explore for further information.

The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget also discusses differentiating between green, and truly green products.

Your family can do a lot to save the environment with very little effort in fact. It does take a change of mind but if you keep each other accountable, it can be done. Honestly, there’s no excuse for not reducing your waste as a family when you think about how easy it can be.

In a time when many people are feeling financially restricted, The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget is your guide to effortlessly saving the planet while keeping some extra cash in your pocket.

About the author:
Josh Dorfman is the author of The Lazy Environmentalist:  Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living (Stewart, Tabori & Chang) and host of The Lazy Environmentalist television series on the Sundance Channel. Dorfman is also the founder and CEO of Lazy Environmentalist, a resource for consumers seeking the best green products and services, and of Vivavi, a retailer of modern, green furnishings. He lives in New York City.

Title: The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget: Save Money. Save Time. Save the Planet.
Author: Josh Dorfman
Genre: Green Living
ISBN: 978-1584797517
Publication Date: April 2009
Pages: 224
Price: $14.95
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang

Available on Amazon

For More Information Visit: Lazy Environmentalist

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* A copy of the book, the Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget;

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96 comments

  1. We use cloth diapers to stay green. :)

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  2. Haha. I loved this part!

    …The Lazy E Josh Dorfman comes a book to help slackers, penny pinchers, the crazy busy and the generally confused… easily and effortlessly green their lifestyles.

    I think I fall under all three: slacker, penny pincher, and crazy busy!

    I too am shopping with the reusable shopping bags, using only green household cleaners, etc

  3. Also blogged about this on Green-Parents.com!

    http://www.green-parents.com/?p=467

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  4. solor city…i have wanted to know how i could ever afford it. i live i texas where the sun is bright very often. if i don’t win, i think i will have to buy the book. 8-)

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  5. about one fact that wasn’t mentioned in this post AND one way that you are trying to go green in your household.

    solar city! that information may be worth the cost of the book!

    i have finally gotten my dh to take our cloth bags to the store with him and we now have a huge recycling bin. i try to buy yarn from renewables: wool, hemp, cotton, bamboo.

    i had to redo this entry ’cause the first one will be thrown out. :X-P:

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  6. ne Extra Entry: Sign up for my email Newsletter

    done :-)

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  7. One Extra Entry: Follow @Moomettesgram Twitter and let me know your Twitter name in a separate comment.

    i now follow you in twitter.

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  8. you will know who i am because i am the same everywhere (don’t want to confuse myself) AND because i just twittered at you because i need your help (already and she just started, she is going to be t r o u b l e). o, the problem is in #7…if you read my tweet, it wil make sense,

    spvaughan

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  9. i rebloged you. :nerd:

    sandy’s last blog post..don’t ya just love little kid stories?

  10. We try to buy locally made products as much as we can

  11. The first edition of the Lazy Environmentalist was published in 2007 and has a blue cover.

    We are “green” in our family by using cloth napkins and microfiber cloths instead of paper towels! We save money and the environment!

  12. I didnt know that some cities are offering free WiFi on trains to boost public transportation and save on greenhouse emissions!
    and we are recycling and repurposing everything possible, and LIMITING what also comes INTO our home!

  13. We are hanging our clothes out on the line rather than use the dryer. Also recycle whatever we can.

  14. Meredith Rogen

    I learned that some cities are offering free WiFi on trains to boost public transportation and save on greenhouse emissions which is wonderful.

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  15. Meredith Rogen

    I follow you on Twitter under @meredycat.

    Meredith Rogen’s last blog post..Chloe the Calico Cat

  16. Zoe and Zach Sustainable Footwear is selling much better than expected. I am recycling everything possible and only have about two bags of trash for the landfill each month. Thanks!

  17. I recycle, and hang my clothes on the line, but I need to do more!

  18. I learned that: Babies ‘R Us offers the widest assortment of affordable, natural and organic baby products available anywhere.

    To go green, my family has started a compost bin.

  19. Sharon Fairclough

    from the website I love payless is carrying a shoe that is addfordable and very stylish. The way I go green is I always carry recylable bags with me I even have a few stash in my car just in case and I always recycle. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  20. Thanks for this contest. I came here via MBC. This book sounds great; I firmly believe that being frugal and helping the environment are two complementary goals.

    The Lazy Enviro. site mentions renting textbooks to college students–saving money and trees!

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  21. We do a lot of things at home, but one thing we recently implemented was timing showers and limiting them to ideally 7 mins or less.

  22. I like the ideas here that are mentioned: Swapstyle.com and we do what we can, the reusable grocery bags, we compost, recyle, etc.

  23. There’s natural gren deodorants that really work.

    We always use our own bags and recycle.

  24. Deborah Wellenstein

    I didn’t know about the free WIFI on trains-what a great idea! We recycle everything we can, and we changed out most of our lightbulbs over 2 years ago for the curlicue kind-nary a burnout! Thanks!

  25. They have an article about homeowners being able to lease solar panels. That is cool!

  26. I forgot to add how my house hold is trying to go green. We are now composting our kitchen waste.

  27. Debbie Schwartz

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

  28. The Lazy Environmentalist books are printed on FSC certified, 100% post-consumer recycled paper and processed chlorine-free.

    This is a fact I found on the website.

    One way my family is trying to go green is by using our own bags at the grocery store.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  29. I follow you on twitter.

    @madamerkf

  30. Looks like an interesting read.I just subscribed.

  31. the first edition of the Lazy Environmentalist was published in 2007

    we just started a compost pile in our backyard

  32. we sure could use this prize hope to win

  33. We’ve been recycling in our house for awhile.

    Holly’s last blog post..PSST. . .

  34. I reuse wax paper from cereal boxes and I do not buy any wax paper.

  35. valerie mabrey

    I try to use material bags instead of plastic

  36. quiltingreader

    The first edition has a blue cover.

    I take my own bags shopping.

  37. I learned in 2003, Josh (the author) founded Vivavi, a retailer of contemporary, eco-friendly furniture and home furnishings, to demonstrate the possibilities for merging modern design with environmentally responsible materials and manufacturing techniques.

    I’ve switched all my light bulbs to CFLs

  38. Follow on twitter! @mannabsn

  39. Beverley Justice

    Before it was “fashionable,” the first edition of the Lazy Environmentalist was published in 2007.

    We are growing our own organic vegetables.

  40. the Lazy Environmentalist was published in 2007 It looks like a great read Have not read it yet

  41. just started following you on twitter kathy55439

  42. The book was published on 100% post-consumer recycled paper

  43. I don’t drive!

  44. I learned that Walmart is selling hand-crafted glasses and pitchers made from recycled glass.

    I think our biggest green step has been not using a dryer. When we bought the house, we didn’t buy one – we bought a clothes line instead. I like it so much that we’ve cancelled our plan to get a dryer.

  45. The site has a search engine to find the best green products.

  46. the first edition of the Lazy Environmentalist was published in 2007 – we recycle, use totes at the grocery store and use cfl’s

  47. I read that Swapstyle.com connects you with fashionistas around the world with designer goods to barter. I recycle and compost we have very little trash

  48. Chegg.com rents college textbooks to students for a fraction of the price and conserves trees

    Cities such as Boston offer free WiFi on trains to boost public transportation ridership, reduce traffic congestion, and cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Those are both really great methods for helping our planet! I really like that those places have decided to do their part, but I really like that they’re executing it in a smart manner!

  49. I love that Recyclebank makes it so easy to recycle!

    We are timing our showers, using canvas totes instead of plastic bags and we carpool!

  50. I just subscribed!

  51. Nicole Gladitz

    Chegg.com sounded very interesting to me because my husband is going to college and a good porion of money is wasted on text books that are required but he rarly uses

  52. The Lazy E Josh Dorfman comes a book to help slackers, penny pinchers, the crazy busy and the generally confused. We are staying home more, gardening, recycling.

  53. Swapstyle.com connects you with fashionistas around the world with designer goods to barter , so you don’t have to consume new goods and spend $$$ to look great We use energy efficient light bulbs and recycle

  54. I learned that the Lazy Environmentalist was first published in 2007 :)

    Also, to stay green, we try to conserve electricity by turning off lights and manipulating our thermostat. We also recycle anything possible and working on a compost pile for our garden.

  55. Swapstyle.com connects you with fashionistas around the world with designer goods to barter , so you don’t have to consume new goods and spend money to look great. We wrapped our water heater and put it on a timer, intalled cfl’s and are putting in a garden and compost pile.

  56. You can find the best green products onsite; we bicycle almost everywhere!

  57. Loved reading this on the site- Here it’s quick and easy to find the best green products available today. As Lazy Environmentalists, we only feature environmental choices that pass our real-world product litmus test: Would people want it even if it weren’t green?

    I have definitely bookmarked, since that is one of my very main criteria.

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  58. I follow on Twitter dddiva

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  59. At CalLutheran University all dorm room receive Brita water pitchers.

  60. I follow you on twitter: qwills2cats

  61. Something I learned: The book was published on 100% post-consumer recycled paper

    Something I do to go green: We have recently started using reusable bags at the grocery instead of plastic ones!

    Loved your post!

  62. I learned that: Babies ‘R Us offers the widest assortment of affordable, natural and organic baby products available.

    We are washing our clothes in cold water only, full loads only.

  63. I learned about his other book, “The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish Green Living” – it looks great! I’m certainly interested in living green, but doing it stylishly is even better! There are so many great companies and products out there and to compile them in one place is great! One of the ways we’re trying to go green is by using the reusable water bottles and by walking or bike riding whenever possible instead of taking the car. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  64. I stumbled this post (annasmama0702)

  65. I subscribe via email

  66. I follow you on twitter (annasmama0702)

  67. I favorited you on technorati (annasmama0702)

  68. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/annasmama0702/status/2015266338

  69. I blogged here

  70. I found out that Cities such as Boston offer free WiFi on trains to boost public transportation ridership, reduce traffic congestion, and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

    I had no idea about that but Boston is SMART!

  71. You’re in my Technorati faves (quelleheure4)

  72. Veronica Garrett

    The first edition of The Lazy Environmentalist was published in 2007. I have a compost pile to compost all my household refuse.

  73. Chegg.com rents college textbooks to students for a fraction of the price and conserves trees. We are being more green by using compact fluorescent light bulbs and using a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water.

  74. Subscribed via email

  75. Faved on technorati as purplepassion126

  76. Following on twitter as purplepassion12

  77. I learned that the author received her BS from the University of New York in Business Administration. I try to go green by using canvas bags during shopping

  78. Babies ‘R Us offers the widest assortment of affordable, natural and organic baby products available anywhere

    We are using a worm composting bin for our scraps.

  79. 1st lazy environmentalist pub. in 2007,

    we try to go green by recycling and not using disposable items or those in single serving size

  80. The Lazy Environmentalist books are printed on FSC certified, 100% post-consumer recycled paper and processed chlorine-free.

    I grow my own fruit, veggies and herbs :)

  81. More than 38 billion disposable plastic bottles end up in landfills every year in the United States. We’ve gone green by no longer purchasing bottled water and filling our stainless steel water bottles with filtered water.

  82. Josh Dorfman first created The Lazy Environmentalist as a talk radio show which he produced and hosted on Sirius Satellite Radio from 2006 to 2008.
    We’re going green in my house by eliminating the use of paper towels!

  83. I read an interesting article about leasing solar panels for installation on a home. This reduces the up front costs a lot. In our house, one way we are going green is to buy used and to sell things when we are done with them. A good example is books, which we both sell and buy used.

  84. Thanks for the giveaway…The eco-trend and innovation I found most interesting (and which we have already adopted in our home) is the use of “smart” power strips to eliminate wasteful standby power (“vampire power”) that leaks to your electronic devices i.e. TV, computer, printer, etc., so you reduce energy consumption, save money, and lower your overall impact on the environment.

  85. I learned that the first edition of the Lazy Environmentalist was published in 2007. I recycle cans and bottles.

  86. I signed up for your email newsletter.

  87. The Honda Insight is rated the Best Hybrid Car and is Also the Most Affordable. I’m practicing the “Three R’s”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

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  88. I’m following you on Twitter. (My Twitter name is @ThriftyJinxy)

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  89. Here are your random numbers:

    60

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