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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Bit of Goodness: The Green Book

The Green Book--The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen.
I really like this book! It's absolutely fun to read and contains hundreds of small choices you can make to have a big impact on the health of our planet. It also includes short commentaries by some "famous" folks (most of whom I really couldn't tell you much about--you know me, I'm not a "star-gazer!") on how they're making a difference. Jennifer Aniston talks about her 3 minute or less showers and points out that every 2 minutes in the shower uses as much water as a person in Africa uses for everything in their life for a whole day--drinking, bathing, cooking and cleaning! That's something to think about! William McDonough and Cameron Diaz have a short dialogue in the the foreward of the book which gives you a good idea about the contents of the book. On the Environmental Movement, Cameron Diaz said, "It isn't about cutting everything out. It is about creating something better...It's about making the best choices that are available." McDonough put it this way: "The world often sees environmentalism or being green as being less bad. It's really not about being less bad, it's about being more good."
I can embrace that notion! I've checked off the good things that I have in place and I've highlighted two new ones that I need to make better choices about. When I check those two off, I'll choose two more!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Oooh, looks like a good book! Thanks for sharing!!! ;-)