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Book Review: 'Shift Your Habit'

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Book Review
Title: "Shift Your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Money, Simplify Your Life and Save the Planet"
Author: Elizabeth Rogers, with Colleen Howell
Publisher: Three Rivers Press, March 2010; 288 pages; $14

In my personal life (which, by the way, has about 80 percent overlap with my business life), I'm making a constant effort to evolve into a greener and greener life. I used to call myself "light green," meaning I drove my big old luxury SUV down the street to Whole Foods, all by my lonesome and on a regular basis.

If I had options, I'd choose the green one -- as long as it was no less convenient than the guzzly, "regular" way. Over the last few years, though, I've just started to, uh, give more of a crap about our planet. And I've found that oftentimes the green way to do things has turned out to be less costly as well. Bonus!


Book Review