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  • Published: 30 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448141920
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

It's Not Easy Being Green

One Family's Journey Towards Eco-friendly Living

An updated paperback edition of Dick Strawbridge's bestselling guide to eco-living - published to coincide with series 3 of his popular show

It's Not Easy Being Green follows Dick Strawbridge and his family as they leave their comfortable home in the Midlands to tackle a remarkable self-sufficiency project - New House Farm in Cornwall. Their main objective is to have as little negative impact on the planet as possible by producing no waste and removing their dependency upon fossil fuels - all without compromising on their comfortable, modern 21st-century lifestyles. It's a laudable aim, but they are definitely not eco-warriors!

With his hands-on, flamboyant approach, Dick offers practical tips on everything, from constructing water wheels, gadgets and greenhouses, to the trials of living with animals and knocking up 'proper' wholesome food. Packed with information about the cost of power, sourcing building materials, taking up permaculture and finding transport alternatives, It's Not Easy Being Green highlights the small steps that can change your life and is a simple, inspirational guide for everyone considering the path to green living.

  • Pub date: 30 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448141920
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Author

Dick Strawbridge

Born in Burma and brought up in Northern Ireland, Dick Strawbridge has had more than twenty years' distinguished service in the army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 1993 he was awarded an MBE. Dick is regularly on screen, appearing in many television programmes including Planet Earth Challenge, Coast, The Reinventors, The Big Idea, Planet Mechanics and Scrapheap Challenge.

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Praise for It's Not Easy Being Green

“an inspirational guide to a greener, and hopefully, more rewarding future”

Manchester Evening News

“...for most of us it genuinely isn't always easy being green; the book's strength is to confirm that it is always worth trying”

Gardens Illustrated

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