Green Books Campaign & Giveaway: The Sharing Solution

What is the Green Books Campaign

Today, 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco-friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers and encourage everyone to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books.

The campaign is organized for the second time by Eco-Libris, a green company working to make reading more sustainable. A full list of participating blogs and links to reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.

The Sharing Solution: How to save money, simplify your life and build community

This book made Eco-Libris’ campaign cut because it is printed on 100% recycled, post-consumer waste paper, using soy-based inks.

When I saw this book in the list of review options I jumped at the chance because I already own a copy and could give away my review copy to one lucky reader here. I also recommend this book in the resources sections for a couple chapters in my book coming out in April (thanks to Shae from Hitchhiking to Heaven for the rec!).

I love this book because the savvy authors have spoken to not only the practical but also the legal implications surrounding sharing things with others, from expensive things like cars, houses and power tools, to establishing gardenshares, buying clubs and other cooperatives. I particularly enjoyed Chapter 7: Sharing Household Goods, Purchases, Tasks and Space, which is particularly handy for roommates and neighbors in almost all types of living arrangements. I also found Chapter 8: Sharing Food to be wonderfully thorough in describing how to establish meal shares, buying clubs, start a CSA in your neighborhood and much more.

This book is a wealth of knowledge and a surge of creativity to instigate ways you might do just what the title implies. The authors include templates for various forms and agreements to help you plan your sharing situation and keep legal bases covered. I do hope you’ll check it out!


Enter to win this book by leaving a comment on this post telling us about your most creative or favorite share/barter/borrow arrangement. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just something you did instead of going out and buying something you needed. It could include goods, services, kitchen equipment, anything! Don’t forget to include your email address in the appropriate field so I can contact you if you win.

Comments close at midnight on Sunday, November 21. Good luck!