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  • Published: 15 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9781905811212
  • Imprint: Eden Project Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $29.99

How green Are My Wellies?

Small Steps And Giant Leaps To Green Living With Style

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Easy and appealing green living, written especially for female readers Anna Shepard shows us how to have fun with clear conscience.

Do you think ‘turning green’ means becoming dull? Anna Shepard doesn’t. Part personal experience, part manual, How Green Are My Wellies? describes her efforts to live a life that is both fun and sparkly green. Month by month, she explores everything from avocado cleansers to guerrilla gardening to worm-racing in order to perfect the art of being green. Discover how to slim down your waste and throw a clothes-swap party; go in search of green love; and start dreaming of a green Christmas!
Funny, heart-warming and charged with infectious enthusiasm, How Green Are My Wellies? demonstrates unequivocally that you can be green with style.

  • Pub date: 15 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9781905811212
  • Imprint: Eden Project Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Anna Shepard

Anna Shepard is a freelance journalist. She wrote The Times Eco-Worrier column in the Saturday edition for three years, as well as contributing features, interviews and comment pieces mainly about green living. She has also written for The Guardian, Telegraph, Red magazine, Elle and Waitrose Food Illustrated and regularly appears on TV and radio to discuss green issues, including BBC News 24, BBC Radio Wales and BBC FiveLive.

Praise for How green Are My Wellies?

“As an eco-ignoraumus, I have longed for guidance on how to ward off climate change and save our planet. Anna Shepard's wonderful book provides the answer and has been a complete revelation. With humour, charm and gentle chiding, she really does help us to change our lives. Some of her ideas you will embrace joyfully, others will make you scream with irritation, then probably embrace joyfully at a later date. Anna writes beautifully. Many of her suggestions are so sensible and practical and she never preaches.”

Jilly Cooper

“I love this book! Anna's journey to reduce her carbon welly-print is fun and funny, with so much sound, practical advice that it makes you think, yes, we can save the polar bears (and the human race!) Really readable and informative and not at all preachy. Anna just became the Marian Keyes of greener living.”

JO FAIRLEY, co-founder, Green & Black’s

“She is practical without being eco-pious, funny without being eco-fundamentalist. Who else would tell you that vegans use condoms made from cocoa powder?”

The Times

“One instantly warms to [Anna's] chatty manner and frank admission that she commits eco sins regularly in her mission to live a more ethical existence . . . there is no doubting her enthusiasm to prove you can be green with style is infectious.”

Marie Claire - BUY OF THE DAY

“Chatty and accessible . . . as easy to dip in and out of as it is to read from cover to cover . . . an informative read that keeps encouraging you to take action whilst keeping it light hearted and fun.”


“Anna Shepard is no granola-munching hippie. She's the hip and stylish green girl next door . . . This book will make a great gift for aspiring environmentalists.”


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