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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community

Taylor, Nancy H. Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community.

6 words: Practical hints, resources for sustainable future.

As our energy crisis comes to a head, many of us are becoming more conscious of our fragile environment and our place within it. This short little book (on recycled paper) offers many ways for us to begin some lifestyle changes at both the personal and the community levels that will benefit our pocketbooks and our environment. She suggests that we can find a middle way: "between denial and deprivation," in which we practice conservation, recycling, and innovative thinking.

In the final chapter, Taylor says, "In the Chinese book of changes called the I Ching, the symbol for crisis is related to the symbol of opportunity." Now is the time for us to seize the opportunity to take a long-range approach to our planet's future.

Since this is a subject that interests me, I found this little book useful and full of great resource material.

Nonfiction. Ecology/Green Living. 2008. 135 pages + 3o pages of notes and resource material.


  1. Ecology is close to my heart, since I'm such an animal freak. I'll have to look for this one. Thanks, Jenclair!

  2. Psst... You won one of my handmade journals :)
    Drop me an email when you get a chance with your info and I'll send it to you next week!

  3. Bookfool - This is an interesting and useful little book. A lot of the information was stuff I already knew, but better explained and with new alternatives.

    Iliana - WooHoo!! I am so excited! The information is on its way. Thanks, Iliana!

  4. It never ceases to amaze me how sometimes the most simple changes we can make have long-lasting effects on the environment and our health. I've just been reading Green Goes With Everything by Sloan Barnett, and didn't realize until I read it how badly the things I used to clean my house were affecting not only the environment but my health as well.

  5. Ruth - I'm trying to use more earth (and human) cleaning solutions, but it is a rather difficult switch to make in some areas. I've used some essential oils to make a cleaning solution for my yoga mat, I'm using vinegar as a fabric softener. In fact, vinegar has so many cleaning uses. Trying out several things and moving gradually to a greener life style.