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Mothering Earth

The Busy Family's Guide to Saving the Planet

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Hardcover
$24.99 US
5.8"W x 8.54"H x 1.03"D   | 17 oz | 12 per carton
On sale Oct 10, 2023 | 288 Pages | 978-1-62354-557-4
This Earth—and money—saving guide to sustainable living empowers families everywhere to fight climate change by making practical lifestyle changes—at home at their own pace.

Expert author Julia Rockwell provides a road map to simplify and streamline our lives in a way that benefits overall well-being and the health of the planet—all without sacrificing comforts or turning our lives upside down. And to do so you...

  • do not need to carve out separate time to focus on sustainability,
  • do not need to spend more money,
  • do not need to partake in DIY projects,
  • do not need to be perfect,
  • do not need to get rid of all the plastic in your home,
  • do not need to turn your family’s life upside down,
  • do not need to feel guilty (you didn’t create this mess we are in),
  • do not need to live off the grid.

Written and designed to reach all families, this inspiring and useful book highlights “eco-action” solutions that support a climate-friendly lifestyle at your own pace. Some of the eco-actions topics covered are:

  • Take a Trash Tally
  • Find Your Free Marketplace
  • Switch to Reusables
  • Help Kids Eat, Not Waste

It shows us how caring for a healthy planet doesn’t just boost mental wellness, reduce stress, and heighten sense of community, but also saves time and money, too. Includes a comprehensive list of eco-insider resources, a 31-day Eco-Family Challenge, a guide to creating a personalized roadmap to resources in your area, and the book itself is printed on responsibly forested, FSC certified paper. 

Realistic yet impactful, Mothering Earth gives readers a feasible guide for simple and meaningful change, while at the same time sparks calmness and connection. With the tools to create an effective and healthy eco-routine, readers take a holistic look at shifting habits and making them stick in this Earth-saving guidebook.

“We know women and girls will be most affected by climate change. Mothering Earth has us all thinking about how to take agency in our own lives while fighting for the systemic changes we need for a thriving planet.”
Eve Rodsky, author of New York Times bestseller Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space

"This book is a powerful and practical guide for how we can individually make small shifts and daily choices to collectively create a more just, equitable world – and a more climate resilient future – for our children and for generations to come."
Melinda Kramer, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Women’s Earth Alliance

"Conscious parenting is not an easy task, but Julia will show you how it’s not only possible - it's the foundation for a whole new kind of life. And one that you don’t want to miss out on."
Anne Therese Gennari, author of The Climate Optimist Handbook

"Mothering Earth is the approachable, accessible guide I’ve needed to move from overwhelm to action. Julia skillfully outlines the small, simple changes my family can make to live more sustainably and create a stronger planet."
Jill Koziol, Co-Founder & CEO, Motherly

"Julia has done incredibly thorough research coupled with her dedicated experience and testing in order to offer a wide host of solutions for every aspect of domestic life. This book will be an incredibly valuable resource for parents and non-parents alike..." 
Danielle Jezienicki, Director of Sustainability at Grove Collaborative
Julia Rockwell is a mother and zero-waste expert, educator, and writer. She is the founder of the Mothering Earth Project, an organization dedicated to helping others live sustainably through community and connection. Additionally, she works with families, mothers in particular, to help them reduce their carbon, plastic, and waste footprints. A lifelong lover of healthy and mindful living, Rockwell holds an arts-activism-based BA in world arts & cultures from UCLA. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children, where they lead a zero-waste lifestyle.

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This Earth—and money—saving guide to sustainable living empowers families everywhere to fight climate change by making practical lifestyle changes—at home at their own pace.

Expert author Julia Rockwell provides a road map to simplify and streamline our lives in a way that benefits overall well-being and the health of the planet—all without sacrificing comforts or turning our lives upside down. And to do so you...

  • do not need to carve out separate time to focus on sustainability,
  • do not need to spend more money,
  • do not need to partake in DIY projects,
  • do not need to be perfect,
  • do not need to get rid of all the plastic in your home,
  • do not need to turn your family’s life upside down,
  • do not need to feel guilty (you didn’t create this mess we are in),
  • do not need to live off the grid.

Written and designed to reach all families, this inspiring and useful book highlights “eco-action” solutions that support a climate-friendly lifestyle at your own pace. Some of the eco-actions topics covered are:

  • Take a Trash Tally
  • Find Your Free Marketplace
  • Switch to Reusables
  • Help Kids Eat, Not Waste

It shows us how caring for a healthy planet doesn’t just boost mental wellness, reduce stress, and heighten sense of community, but also saves time and money, too. Includes a comprehensive list of eco-insider resources, a 31-day Eco-Family Challenge, a guide to creating a personalized roadmap to resources in your area, and the book itself is printed on responsibly forested, FSC certified paper. 

Realistic yet impactful, Mothering Earth gives readers a feasible guide for simple and meaningful change, while at the same time sparks calmness and connection. With the tools to create an effective and healthy eco-routine, readers take a holistic look at shifting habits and making them stick in this Earth-saving guidebook.

“We know women and girls will be most affected by climate change. Mothering Earth has us all thinking about how to take agency in our own lives while fighting for the systemic changes we need for a thriving planet.”
Eve Rodsky, author of New York Times bestseller Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space

"This book is a powerful and practical guide for how we can individually make small shifts and daily choices to collectively create a more just, equitable world – and a more climate resilient future – for our children and for generations to come."
Melinda Kramer, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Women’s Earth Alliance

"Conscious parenting is not an easy task, but Julia will show you how it’s not only possible - it's the foundation for a whole new kind of life. And one that you don’t want to miss out on."
Anne Therese Gennari, author of The Climate Optimist Handbook

"Mothering Earth is the approachable, accessible guide I’ve needed to move from overwhelm to action. Julia skillfully outlines the small, simple changes my family can make to live more sustainably and create a stronger planet."
Jill Koziol, Co-Founder & CEO, Motherly

"Julia has done incredibly thorough research coupled with her dedicated experience and testing in order to offer a wide host of solutions for every aspect of domestic life. This book will be an incredibly valuable resource for parents and non-parents alike..." 
Danielle Jezienicki, Director of Sustainability at Grove Collaborative

Author

Julia Rockwell is a mother and zero-waste expert, educator, and writer. She is the founder of the Mothering Earth Project, an organization dedicated to helping others live sustainably through community and connection. Additionally, she works with families, mothers in particular, to help them reduce their carbon, plastic, and waste footprints. A lifelong lover of healthy and mindful living, Rockwell holds an arts-activism-based BA in world arts & cultures from UCLA. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children, where they lead a zero-waste lifestyle.

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