This is a book for every Kiwi who would prefer to use green alternatives where possible in everyday life. It aims to provide a framework for eco-living in New Zealand homes: a framework that is accessible, local, current, useful, healthy and informative. This isn't just about worm farms and keeping hens in the garden. This is about choosing the best paint to use when you redecorate, choosing the right fabric and framing when you get a new lounge suite or a new bed, making your own eco-friendly household cleaners and garden sprays. It aims to bring eco-living out of the clouds and into the home. Topics covered include: your home - location and design, building, paints and varnishes, furnishings and fabrics, cleansers; the elements - energy, radiation and electromagnetism, water, air, light, sound; life cycle - food, gardening, permaculture, recycling; resources - eco organisations, eco disposers, eco importers and distributors, eco producers, manufacturers and outlets, eco journals and magazines.