Almost Green

Almost Green

How I Saved 1/6th of A Billionth of the Planet

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A suburbia-raised skeptic of the environmental movement traces his efforts to build a "green" writing studio on a modest budget, an effort throughout which he explored concerns related to the actual costs and benefits of a "sustainable living" lifestyle as practiced by families with real-world needs. 15,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
"Reading Almost Green is like getting a new pair of glasses when you thought you could see just fine. Many important shades of distinction and subtle insights fill the book. A smart, contemplative read."—Douglas Coupland James Glave, a self-proclaimed "child of suburbia," learns about the real implications and sacrifices involved in sustainable living when he practices it at his home on Bowen Island, British Columbia, where "eco-yuppies" and local hunters are engaged in a turf war. Employing gurus and energy-savvy builders, Glave sets out to build a "green" writing studio on a budget of $50,000. But he remains skeptical of the current trends in the eco-movement, and questions the high-and-mighty "conservationist" rigmarole. How can a family man on a modest salary afford to live a green lifestyle? At what cost to his children? How do you get rain to go to your garden? How much eco-destruction is too much? The book that results from Glave's attempts to answer questions such as these is a surprisingly funny, informative, and refreshingly irreverent take on green issues and a candid look at the costs and benefits of living an eco-friendly lifestyle.


Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse, c2008
ISBN: 9781602392861
1602392862
Characteristics: xx, 252 p. ; 24 cm

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