I got the first round of layouts for this year's edition of Green Hawaii: A 32-Page Guide to Living a Greener Life this week, and boy am I thrilled. It's looking awesome! I can't reveal any of it yet, but let's just say visual elements include a rooster, a woman carrying a torso-sized tube of sunscreen and a giant sledgehammer-wielding bicep sticking out of an oven. In the meantime, I want to share a few of the books I'm recommending in the magazine's media section. Each of these gems is worth a coveted spot on your library shelf (or, better yet, in the queue of your e-reader).
1. "Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 15o Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution," by Kris Carr Kris makes living a plant-strong lifestyle fun, exciting and incredibly delicious. Try the Chickpea and Root Vegetable Tagine. It's like a fireworks show for the taste buds.
And check out Kris's website, too. Her email newsletter is one of the few I subscribe to.
2. "Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better: The Ultimate Guide to Saving the Planet, Saving Money and Protecting Your Health," by Crissy Trask Trask shows you how to make saving money and saving the planet a win-win. Some of these tips are new, some of them aren't, but all of them are useful.
3." Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can, Too", by Beth Terry. The more I read, the more I'm convinced that plastic has just got to go. But considering how many things we use daily contain it, it's a really hard thing to give up. Terry's tips make it a little easier. This one's endorsed by Jack Johnson and his wife, Kim. A lot of people don't know it, but one of their foundation's key missions is helping Hawaii's people live plastic free. Love them!
Find more tips and inspiration from Beth on her blog.
What books have inspired you to live better?