Green Reading for 2010
I’ve always been dubious about the new years resolution. It seems like a feel-good tradition that often doesn’t last beyond January. Yet this paradox has never stopped me from making my own resolves. Consequently, I thought I’d try a different approach this year. Since I think the best way to start lasting change always starts with education, I decided to find some new books to read.
By Ellen Ruppel Shell
An interesting premise that indirectly tackles consumerism by showing the inadvertent impact of cheap items and their real cost in terms of pollution, lives and use.
By Gordon Laird
A book by Calgarian Laird, this looks at the cost of the bargain with a Canadian perspective. The Price of a Bargain takes its direction from a global / economic point of view.
By Rick Smith, Bruce Lourie and Sarah Dopp
A book written in the spirit of Morgan Spurlocks “Super Size Me”, two men decide to do their best to concentrate use of everyday products like plastic and tuna to see how it would affect them. The result is a book that explores the use of chemicals in the food we eat and the clothes we wear.