When you want an eco alternative for some thing in your life, where do you go to find it? The answer might lie in the Book of Green, now available for free in print, online and as a geolocation-enabled app from iTunes.
Providing information on hundreds of eco-friendly UK companies from architects to ethical finance, body care to food, cleaning products to sustainable tourism and more, the book uses free listings as well as paid ads to help you find products and services across 15 main categories. The point is to help you build a sustainable lifestyle, and to give ethical businesses a wider audience.
Publishers of the newly-launched edition are running a contest for readers to win a Christmas shopping list of 26 presents including goodies from Green People, Jo Wood Organics, Balm Balm, Weleda, a case of wine from Vintage Roots, and a signed copy of 'The Woodland Year’ by Ben Law. There are 50 runner-up prizes, too. Contest entry is open through 30 November.
Explaining the inspiration behind Book of Green, co-founder Katie Keegan says, "We wanted to create ways of making green living really convenient and practical for people. By having a directory that is freely available, in many formats, it is now easier than ever to find many of the great green businesses that exist today."
The Book of Green still has a ways to go to be a comprehensive resource. Searching for organic restaurants "near me" on the iPhone for example won't yet deliver a full listing of what's around you, but this year's book is bigger and better than last year. It's a handy resource now, and has a lot of potential in the years ahead.Read more