Create a Sustainable Home YOU Love with my Book!
Do you want a more sustainable lifestyle? Make more yourself, do more yourself, grow your own, eat healthier, take care of your family and our planet and create a home you can love? I am so very excited to announce that my book Healthy Plant, Healthy People, Healthy Home - is returning in print! Sold out when we first launched the book, we are now restocking with a brand new print run!
In the book you will take small steps, to make a difference to the sustainability of our planet, increase your health and happiness and tread more lightly on the earth. This is not about feeling guilty for the things you are doing or not doing - it is all about giving you the tools and information to take small steps which will make a difference to the health of you, your family, your home and our planet.
Get in early for the pre-re-launch price of 44.95 for the print edition! These will return in a limited run.
WHO IS THE BOOK FOR?
This book is really for everyone!
We all need to understand how to be more sustainable in our homes and our lives. It is something anyone will benefit from, and you will take away inspiration and ideas for your home and your life. Take the time to spend time on you - your health and wellbeing & integral to the health of our planet - it is all connected.
In particular this book is for you if you are interested in designing, building or renovating your home; want a broad overview of passive design; ideas about how to use less energy in your home; solar energy and home battery storage; and how to be more mindful in your decorating. If you want to take more time to have a hands on approach to your lifestyle you will find basic advice on gardening and composting at home; information about the importance of bees in your garden; information & guides about sustainable food; tips on waste management & more!
Take more time to have a hands on approach to your lifestyle with craft, DIY and cooking; make, mend and upcycle; try a range of craft & upcycling projects shared by some clever creatives; and feel more empowered to make changes in your life.
What People Are Saying
"Over the past few years the idea that the way we humans live our lives impacts on the world and everything in it has been a much explored theme in new literature in all modes. This new text by Helen Edwards of Recycled Interiors is a beautiful book, a good read, accessible and easy to dip into. Helen blends her own distilled thoughts, developed through years of blogging and research, with material from contributors, quoted material from the great thinkers of the world, and beautifully composed photographs. Written from the heart, Helen has produced a work which speaks to us all about the importance of even our smallest actions".
Helen Wilde - B. A., B.Ed., Dip T (sec.)
"I’m a newbie to all things sustainable, but Helen’s book had my interest piqued from the start. She covers lots of areas of sustainability – cooking, gardening, furniture restoration, and sustainable decorating – and makes some great points about the benefits of these practices, backed up with facts about environmental impacts. Would recommend her book to anyone looking for a simple, common-sense guide to sustainability" - Bridgett McDonald, The Able Editor
"Helen is a lovely, passionate, caring, sincere person. Her push for quality and sustainable living is inspiring, and it strongly shows in her work which complements my work, and my ethics around supporting the planet!!" Michael Hayes - Michael Hayes Furniture
"I was delighted to have an early peek at Helen's Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Healthy Home! Considering myself a little eco-savvy, I was looking forward to flicking through and finding a few ideas here and there, but have been blown away by how much is crammed into an e-book that is still so easy and enjoyable to read. Helen's passion for healthy choices in every aspect of life is evident, and each chapter is full of useful information, inspirational pictures and action items. Whether you are building a home, looking to make the most of a rental apartment or are already on the way to a sustainable lifestyle - buy it!" - Heather
"I’ve just had the pleasure of a sneak peek at Helen’s new book ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home’, and I am so impressed. In true ‘Think Global, Act Local’ style, the book is full of information, tips and actionable steps to help you move towards a more sustainable way of life. Helen’s simple and achievable approach is inspiring and motivating, and her passion for our planet and its people shines through. What a great read for anyone who is looking to make changes, big or small, towards a more sustainable way of living" - Julie Chasing Spring
"Sustainability is about more than just environmental impacts – it’s about the health and social impacts as well. It’s great to see a resource that takes this kind of holistic approach to sustainable living, and all from inside the comfort of your own home!” Emma Berthold - Good Environmental Choice Australia
"I am excited to have my contribution published in this soon to be released book by Helen Edwards of Recycled Interiors, and having just read through a preview, I can say it has exceeded my expectations. It is inspirational, motivational, and practical. I'm so proud to be a part of it. With interviews, thoughts and tips from celebrities and regular people trying to make a difference living a thoughtful life, I think the world needs more of this !" Helen Rooney - Stitcharooney
Some of what you will get from the book
- Stories from the various contributors and myself, about our journey to a more sustainable home we love
- Learn more about sustainable building and design
- Get the basics on why you should have a home garden, how to start composting and why your food source and waste is so critical to our planet
- Learn some great DIY, upcycling and craft projects
- Improve your health and wellbeing, and the health of our planet, through the growing, cooking and eating of food and grab a few old fashioned, yummy recipes from our contributors
- Create a more sustainable home you can love, the way you like to decorate, with the things you like to have around you - making it your own, not something out of a magazine
- Have fun and see the impact you can have on the planet, in making, creating and doing it yourself
- Take a peek into some beautiful homes with house tours, to see what a sustainable home might look like
Every step, every change, every action, makes a difference. You are just one person alone, but together we are many. Join me on a journey through the many ways you can create a more sustainable home you can love.
Meet Some of Our Contributors
Barry Du Bois is an Interior Designer & Master Builder with over 30 years experience. As one of Australia’s best-loved TV personalities, Barry has the knack of sharing his professional knowledge to the everyday person. His skill set encompasses everything in the home, from the kitchen bench to the garage, and he has a passion for educating and empowering people to transform their living spaces into something truly special. Barry shares home renovation segments on radio stations including Sydney’s 2GB and WSFM, and Brisbane’s 4BC, as well as running his own interior design & strategic planning consultancy service.
Maggie Beer (**only appears in the eBook version)
Maggie Beer is an Australian cook, author and gourmet food producer. Based in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, Maggie’s philosophy of using the freshest and best-quality seasonal produce available is what inspires her product range of patées, pastes, preserves, ice cream and non-alcoholic drinks. She has have never done any formal training as a chef, but rather, she cooks from the heart and wholeheartedly encourages improvisation in the kitchen, always looking to what’s on hand for inspiration.
Kate St James
Kate St James is an interior designer & Editor-in-Chief of Universal Magazines’ Home Design Group, including Grand Designs Australia and Home Design. Her specialty is sustainable architecture and design. Kate’s early working life was as a journalist in London in the early 1970s, followed by a twenty-year career in interior design. Kate has written three e-books on sustainable design and interiors and continues to collaborate on design projects with her husband, Ian Cleland, providing the interior expertise to complement his sustainable building projects.