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  • recyclable
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Low Impact Ink
  • Recycled Paper
  • FSC Certified Wood


This product contains recyclable materials. It may be recyclable with curbside recycling collections, but might need to be sent to a special recycling facility. Contact your local waste-hauler or recycling facility for details. Appropriate facilities may not exist in your area.

Sustainable Lifestyle

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

Low Impact Ink

Companies can adopt multiple practices to print clothing, books, and catalogs in a more environmentally safe way. Low impact inks can include vegetable, soy, or water based alternatives, and generally do not contain harmful toxins like heavy metals or phthalates.

Recycled Paper

Recycled paper can contain both pre- and post-consumer recycled content. Once paper is sent to a recycling facility, it’s washed to remove any inks and converted to a watery slush called “slurry.” This slurry is spread and rolled to create different types of paper. This process keeps paper out of the landfill, prevents trees from being cut down, and saves the energy and resources needed to create virgin paper products.

FSC Certified Wood

Products with the Forest Stewardship Council certification are made from or with wood sourced from FSC managed forests. FSC standards ensure the respect and wellbeing of indigenous peoples, forest workers, and local communities. Harvesting in certified forests maintains the ecological functions of each habitat. FSC prohibits the use of pesticides, GMOs, and the conversion of forests to plantations. As a third party, not-for-profit agency, FSC provides nonbiased audits of forest management.

Fun Fact: This is the book that inspired EarthHero Founder, Ryan Lewis, to create EarthHero! Annie Leonard, documentarian and environmentalist, follows up her famous film with an expanded book: The Story of Stuff. An exposé that dives into overconsumption and its effects on our health, economy, and the planet, The Story of Stuff offers steps to change the planet's current environmental trajectory. Follow Annie as she sneaks into factories and dumps, interviews textile workers in Haiti, and vRead Moreisits children mining for coltan for cell phones in the Congo. You'll learn about the perils of our supply chain and how the way we create and consume products is affecting humans and our planet. She'll leave you with actionable steps to to take sustainability into your own hands, and help transform the planet into a healthier system–economically and ecologically.

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Sustainability Features


  • Printed in the USA


  • Pages: Rolland Enviro100 Print, a paper made from 100 post-consumer fiber that is prcoessed chlorine free
  • Printed with ink made from more than 20% renewable resourcess, including soy and vegetable-based oil
  • Glued with solvent free adhesives
  • Jacket printed with vegetable-based inks and printed on 100% post-consumer waste stock

End of Life

  • Donate or recycle

Earth Friendly Features

  • FSC® certified recycled paper
  • The text plates used to print this book were recycled after use

Product Specifications


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  • This product is not eligible for return


  • 368 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Paperback book

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The EarthHero Library

At EarthHero, we’re all about making sustainability more accessible. We also recognize that it’s not always easy to do the “right thing”, especially when you don’t know what that is! We truly believe that sustainability shouldn’t be a compromise or incite confusion or anxiety!

That’s why we work hard to help out our customers in every possible way we can. Whether that’s providing your favorite plastic-free essentials, or creating blog content that takes a deep-dive into eco-textiles, environmental anxiety, or microplastics – we want to be your one-stop resource. We’ve also come across some true eco-experts along the way. In our “EarthHero Library” you’ll find a collection of books that have helped us wrap our heads around the difficulties facing our planet and the various ways that we, as people, can get involved. We hope they will bring you inspiration and advice, too!

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  1. maggielee34


    maggielee34 (verified owner)

    Very informational book, I really enjoyed it

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  2. nicole.a.crane95

    Great Book

    nicole.a.crane95 (verified owner)

    This is an amazing book. My husband probably hated it because of how much I would ramble on and on about topics from it. It is definitely a dense read, however, so consider reading a little at a time in order to be able to digest it all. This book provides a ton of science behind climate change, and relates it back to social justice quite a bit as well. It also provides action steps, as well as good news.

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