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It's Not Easy Being Green: One Family's Journey Towards Eco-Friendly Living

Dick Strawbridge


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PUBLISHED: 30th April 2009
ISBN: 9780563539254
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It's Not Easy Being Green follows Dick Strawbridge and his family as they leave their comfortable home in the Midlands to tackle a remarkable self-sufficiency project - New House Farm in Cornwall.
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  • Paperback
    $24.17
PUBLISHED: 30th April 2009
ISBN: 9780563539254
ANNOTATION:
It's Not Easy Being Green follows Dick Strawbridge and his family as they leave their comfortable home in the Midlands to tackle a remarkable self-sufficiency project - New House Farm in Cornwall.

Annotation

It's Not Easy Being Green follows Dick Strawbridge and his family as they leave their comfortable home in the Midlands to tackle a remarkable self-sufficiency project - New House Farm in Cornwall.

Publisher Description

It s Not Easy Being Green follows Dick Strawbridge and his family as they leave their comfortable home in the Midlands to tackle a remarkable self-sufficiency project New House Farm in Cornwall. Their main objective is to have as little negative impact on the planet as possible by producing no waste and removing their dependency upon fossil fuels all without compromising on their comfortable, modern 21st-century lifestyles. It s a laudable aim, but they are definitely not eco-warriors of the hairy shirt and hemp knickers type! With his hands-on, flamboyant approach, Dick offers practical tips on everything, from constructing water wheels, gadgets and greenhouses, to the trials of living with animals and knocking up proper wholesome food. Packed with information about the cost of power, sourcing building materials, taking up permaculture and finding transport alternatives, It s Not Easy Being Green highlights the small steps that can change your life and is a simple, inspirational guide for everyone considering the path to green living.

Author Biography

Born in Burma and brought up in Northern Ireland, Dick Strawbridge has had more than twenty years' distinguished service in the army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 1993 he was awarded an MBE. Dick is regularly on screen, appearing in many television programmes including Planet Earth Challenge, Coast, The Reinventors, The Big Idea, Planet Mechanics and Scrapheap Challenge.

Review

"an inspirational guide to a greener, and hopefully, more rewarding future" Manchester Evening News "...for most of us it genuinely isn't always easy being green; the book's strength is to confirm that it is always worth trying" Gardens Illustrated

Promotional

An updated paperback edition of Dick Strawbridge's bestselling guide to eco-living - published to coincide with series 3 of his popular show

Product Details

Author
Dick Strawbridge
Short Title
ITS NOT EASY BEING GREEN
Pages
208
Publisher
BBC Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0563539259
ISBN-13
9780563539254
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-04-30
Subtitle
One Family's Journey Towards Eco-friendly Living
Country of Publication
United Kingdom