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Our Review

COSMOgirl have put together a nifty little book filled with 250 Things You Can Do To Green The World. The hope being that if we act now, we'll be able to give the planet a bright and happy future. The tips are simple enough for everyone to follow and cover a range of areas including the home, fashion, travel, food and beauty & fitness.

Shop vintage, recycle your jeans and pick earth-friendly materials. Unplug unused electrical items, choose the correct bedding to stay warm and learn how to furnish your home with flea market finds. Grow your own greens, turn vegetarian for a day and cut up packaging so that it doesn't harm animals.

The nice thing about this book is that it's not written in a patronising tone. Practical and simple, there are tips that everyone can apply within a few minutes. Make yourself feel good by doing good, because every little helps.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from GMC Publications.

Publisher's Description

Today’s teenagers want to make a difference?and they can. Simply by following the 250 fabulous tips in this ultra-portable guide, they’ll instantly become environmental defenders. It presents unique, teen-friendly ideas that girls can really get excited about?and do:

- Recycle Styrofoam packing peanuts into beanbag stuffing

- Send a Facebook friend a lil’ green plant (free!) and have real dollars donated to   rainforest preservation

- Plot out their ecological footprint


The tips are organized into nine chapters, spanning topics from fashion to school to activism. Special sections include an Eco-Pedia and an extensive resource listing. With essential yet simple advice, plus color photos and fun quizzes to take, this guide is the book for every girl who wants to protect, preserve, and change the world.