The Zero Footprint Baby

The Zero Footprint Baby

How to Save the Planet While Raising A Healthy Baby

Book - 2013
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In our culture, pregnancy, birth, and childrearing are deeply connected to consumption and resource use. From the baby shower to the minivan and the larger apartment or first house, the baby-raising years are the most hyper-consumptive of our lives, and can set a family on an unsustainable track for years to come.

The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby shows how to raise a child with little to no carbon footprint. This timely book covers every issue new parents face, including pregnancy (what kind of birth has the lowest impact?); what to feed your baby (breastfeed, formula, or both?); childcare (who should take care of the baby, and how?); and of course, diapering. Using a mix of personal anecdotes, summarized research, and clear guidance on how to pursue the most sustainable baby-rearing options, environmental expert and new mom Keya Chatterjee has authored the ultimate resource for all new parents with green inclinations.
Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Ig Publishing, 2013
ISBN: 9781935439653
1935439650
Characteristics: 186 pages ; 21 cm

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Aug 21, 2013

I suggest this book for all parents and moms and dads to be! Among the millions of parenting books that there are to read now, this is one of the few very important ones to consider reading. K. Chatterjee has many brilliant ideas, some of which are pretty radical and would require some effort, but all are worth reading and considering putting into our own day to day practices. She wrote a very fun book to read, and expresses her point very well, which is that the most important thing we can do as parents is to take care of this beautiful planet so that our children will have one for their children and so on and so on.

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