Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Green Books Campaign: Celebrate Green! by Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell

Today I'm excited to be part of a very exciting and original blog tour!

This review is part of the Green Books campaign. Today 100 bloggers are reviewing 100 great books printed in an environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. This campaign is organized by Eco-Libris, a a green company working to green up the book industry by promoting the adoption of green practices, balancing out books by planting trees, and supporting green books. A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.


Celebrate Green! offers tips, strategies and ideas for creating celebrations with more meaning and less negative impact on people and the Earth. Whether planning a wedding, a Thanksgiving feast, an Easter egg hunt or any of dozens of other celebrations, this book is a font of creative, engaging activities and memory-builders for the entire family. From food, to decor, to gifts for people in every stage of life, you'll be astonished by the easy, inexpensive and even free ways to make every occasion eco-friendly and fun.

Celebrate Green! offers up a variety of ideas for how to make your life more "green". It offers many many ideas split up by season and celebration, from major holidays to special events such as weddings or family reunions. There is something in this book you can most definitely use. The book itself was printed on FSC-certified paper and recycled paper so it is doing its part!

There is a vast amount of information in this book from recipes, environmental facts, websites to visit, and decoration ideas. Basically anything you would find in a regular "ideas for the holidays" book you will find here. And because of this, I think it would be fairly easy for anyone willing to try things a little differently to make small or big steps towards going green with this book.

As far as how the book is laid out I like that it is split up by occasion but also season. The use of bullet points and call outs make it an easy book to flip through and find what you want. The book is printed in green and brown ink. There are graphics and a few pictures but I could have used far far more pictures. Pictures are what will get me to stop on a certain page if I'm not looking for something specific, it draws the eye in. But overall this is a great book that makes going green easy by using baby steps.

Celebrate Green! was released on October 1st 2008
Genre: Holidays/Environmental
4/5 Stars
Review copy provided by the publisher


  1. I enjoy a lot of pictures in a book like this too. I definitely need more ideas about how to be green, and having them separated into seasons and occasions sound great.

  2. This does sound like it could use more pictures, but even without that it sounds like a great resource. I love the cover.

  3. Nice review. It does seem like a book about this subject could use more pictures, though. I'm a visual person, so I like to be able to see what my finished product should look like. :)

  4. Looks like an interesting book!

  5. That sounds like a great resource. Will look out for this one here!

  6. Anonymous1:28 PM

    Sounds like a great book, fun and useful. I think I would want more pictures, though.

  7. Thanks so much for reviewing "Celebrate Green!" as part of the Eco-Libris event. Glad you liked it and hope you find it useful as you move through many holidays and celebrations to come. I understand the comment about pictures, but honestly, we had to cut 50 pages from the book as it was! We were lucky to get in the ones we did, LOL! For more pix, be sure to visit our website, www.CelebrateGreen.net. Happy reading!


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