Awhile back, during Border's last few days on this earth, I picked up Renee Loux's Easy Green Living for around $5.
The book focuses on toxins in every day stuff, why they suck (for you and the planet), and how to avoid them.
Green living doesn't have to be an all or nothing endeavor. To be quite honest, I have very little interest in recycling. I stopped bringing reusable grocery bags because I want to get plastic bags. I use them as liners for my trash can. I consume more than I should. I don't compost. And let's not talk about how much I spend on gas every month... I am, however, into natural living. I know we can't avoid chemicals but I try when ever I can. Of course it helps that natural cleaning products always, always smells better than the "bad" kind. I'm not to the point of cleaning my entire house with just baking soda, vinegar and lemon but I'm over the fake daisy scents that just reminds me of Chore Day growing up. Gross.
One of my new favorite product is Bon Ami Powder Cleanser.
I first picked it up because I loved the packaging (and it was cheap), the fact that it works better than any other powder cleaner I've used was a bonus. Look how sparkling clean my kitchen sink is now!
Okay, I know that's how a kitchen sink should always look but that's the cleanest ours has looked in awhile. Did you know that stainless steel can stain? Hmmm... I didn't. Well, I don't have to worry about it now.