Books competition and energy monitor discount

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I just had an email from Ben at Ethical Superstore telling me about a competition and a great offer he is currently running on his site.

There is a new book out called ‘What about China’ that challenges the climate change sceptics.

We’ve all posed the question ‘What’s the point in me doing anything about climate change when China is opening two new power stations a week?’

I know that my friend who visited Brighton beach last weekend came home somewhat despodant about her ‘futile efforts’ back at home after seeing litter everywhere.

It can feel really overwhelming and hopeless when there are so many people who appear not to care.

“What about China?” aims to show that all the excuses we give to avoid reducing our carbon footprint and our personal impact on the environment are exactly that, excuses.

This book illustrates through clear explanation, facts and figures, that any changes we make now will have an effect, both directly and indirectly on climate change. The book includes a section on recycling and provides answers from experts such as the Centre for Alternative Technology. and Waste Watch.

It sounds like an interesting read, especially for those who are scorned at for their ideas or made to feel they have to justify their lifestyle choices.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, Ben wants to know your favourite climate change related myth, comment, fascinating fact or question.

Click here to enter.

In addition to the competition, Ben is addressing the recent fuel price hikes. For the next two weeks, you can get £20 off the OWL energy monitor. This monitor gives you a second-by-second analysis of how much electricity your home is using. You can carry it about with you (or put it in your teenager’s bedroom!) to get an instant reading.

It’s quite an eye opener to put on an electric heater, whilst someone is taking a shower and the oven is on to see just how much things are costing! We borrowed one from a friend and it was very interesting. The claims are that you can reduce your bill by around a quarter, just by becoming aware of the things that take up a lot of energy. But I can’t say for sure, as we were reducing our usage any way.

Other friends who have used them think they are wonderful and claim to have dramatically reduced their bills, so, with a generous discount, this might be the time to buy one…………

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Emma says:

    Thanks for this post. With energy costs soaring, an energy monitor sounds like a great idea – especially at a bargain price!

  2. Mrs Green says:

    Hi Emma,

    Thanks for leaving a comment. I’m glad this sounds like a good deal to you and I hope it’s useful for reducing your energy consumption.

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