Tips, tips, tips, tips… everyone’s got ’em (including us). Yesterday, our friends at AboutMyPlanet.com went boldly where few of us in the green web have gone before with the publication of their Go Green Revolution ebooks. Your Life and My Office Handbook bring together a wealth of tips and practices and create (according to AMP) “an easier way for people to see how they can go green.”
I just got copies of the books yesterday, so have only had a chance to flip through them. Fortunately, they’re organized to make such flipping a useful activity: while either book could be read from cover to cover, the division of chapters in each makes it easy to find the exact information you want. I particularly like the layout of Your Life, as it combines substantive sections on greening your home (inside and out) and lifestyle with short, self-explanatory tips set off in text boxes. My Office Handbook doesn’t just look at paper and energy use at work, but uses the framework of the typical workday: getting ready in the morning, traveling to work, and even eating lunch. The information I read looks solid, and I can definitely see the advantages (especially for “green newbies”) of having all of this information centralized in one place.
To celebrate the launch of the books, AboutMyPlanet is offering a special for “early adopters”: a discounted price ($19.99 vs. $29.99), and a host of other special goodies. Also, AMP has partnered with our good friends at EcoLibris, and will be planting trees for each book sold (early buyers get a bonus there, too!). The special price and bonuses are limited to either the first 100 purchasers, or the first three days of sales — so, either way, it’s no longer available at the end of the day tomorrow. Whether you buy early or later, these ebooks look like they’ll provide a great resource for newbies and “treehuggers” alike… we can all use reminders!
If you decide to take advantage of this offer, let me know what you think of the books. I wouldn’t be surprised to see these kinds of offerings become more common on the green web, so thanks to AMP for giving the rest of us the push to get going…
Image credit: AboutMyPlanet.com