“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.”
— Rachel Carson
Last month, I loved sharing my second book with you, Stuff Every Coffee Lover Should Know. Today, I’m thrilled to change roles, put on my artist hat, and share a new book I had the honor of illustrating for Princeton Architectural Press.
Written by sustainability consultant Sarah Lozanova, the book is called The Humane Home: Easy Steps for Sustainable & Green Living, and it officially launches today!
This was such a rewarding project to be a part of — not least because I myself learned so much from Sarah as I worked on the illustrations. Here’s an excerpt from her intro, which speaks to the heart of the book:
“Follow your passion, whether you are interested in making your yard into an oasis for wildlife, starting an herb garden on the patio, or reducing your utility bills… Ultimately, the humane home is about reinventing our relationship with nature, our belongings, our food systems, our neighbors, and our communities.”
I especially love that the book is all about starting where you can, taking even the smallest steps to live more sustainably and connected to the natural world, such as:
Air-drying clothes to save energy…
Building a rain garden in your backyard, to help slow rainwater runoff and attract pollinators:
And preserving food to reduce food waste.
And now, for a giveaway…
Just in time for Earth Day this week, I’m very happy to give away one copy of The Humane Home to newsletter subscribers.
Simply click through to the Web version of this post and leave a comment, letting me know you’d like a copy.
I’ll choose one winner at random this Sunday, April 25th, at 12noon ET, so be sure to comment before then.
Good luck! And I can’t wait to share this inspiring new book with you soon.
Here’s to nature’s healing refrains,
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