Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist
Guide to Greening Your Day by Grist Magazine
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part of the holiday green gift guide for book lovers, but
we wouldn't like to stop recommending and reviewing interesting
green books. Therefore, we start a new series (that hopefully
will last forever..): Monday's green book.
So, every Monday we'll start the week by covering a green
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The first book on our green book series comes from Grist,
one of my favorite green news sites:
Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy
Grist Guide to Greening Your Day
Author: Grist Magazine (Author),
Brangien Davis (Editor), Katharine Wroth (Editor)
Published in: October 2007
What it is about: Grist describes
their book as a a handy guide to making green decisions throughout
It's not a guide about guilt, but about making little choices
throughout the day that improve the planet - what to eat,
what to wear, how to dispose of dog poop or diapers, how to
travel from point A to point B, where to have a post-work
cocktail, and so on.
Wake Up and Smell the Planet covers a full 24 hours of confusing
and often contradictory options. Like a wise (and wisecracking)
friend who isn't afraid to share secret tips, the book will
give you easy tips for simplifying your life and lessening
Why you should get it: Grist
gives you 8.5 reasons why you should buy it:
1. You'll always have answers to the peskiest eco-questions
at your fingertips.
2. It's better than The Secret.
3. Little-known fact: a book uses only half the electricity
of a computer!
4. Buy it for your friends, to spread the green love.
5. It makes a handy flotation device.
6. Where else can you get the real dirt on the Jolly Green
7. Books make you look wicked smart.
8. Did we mention you'll always have answers to the peskiest
eco-questions at your fingertips?
8.5. Grist's employees like to eat.
What others say on the book:
"... the guide's actual guidance is relevant, hip and
chockfull of witty word play ... a groovy green heap o' advice
for working, working out, eating, shopping, commuting, raising
kids, raising pets -- basically, for life." (The
"Like Grist, this is a quirky, humorous, entertaining,
and sometimes irreverent read ... Consider this guide an off-line
beacon, bringing Grist's edgy authority, impeccable research,
and planetary cheerleading to a broader audience." (Jeff
Reifman of Idealog)
Why I like it: Grist is one
of my favorite online green resources. It's like the green
friend you always wanted to have - funny, smart, knowledgeable
and always make the most complicated green issues accessible
and understandable. and did I mention it's funny? So this
is definitely the source you want to get tips from on how
to go green. And also let's not forget that the book is printed
on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and printed with soy
More reviews of the book:
- Arcadia Maximo on BellOnline
- Kayley on obviously.ca
- Stephanie on Apartment
book review was originally posted on Eco-Libris blog.
book's page on Grist
2. The book on Amazon.com
Eco-Libris green books page