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Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

Along the lines of reading, how about I share a hardback with you, instead of just digital news? I was sent this book, Nature’s Allies, by Larry A. Nielsen to review. Outlining the careers of eight conservations in the U.S. and elsewhere that fought hard for the environment, it helped me reaffirm what my goals are:...
  • Feeling Discouraged? Patagonia's Tools for Grassroots Activists Is the Answer

    Feeling Discouraged? Patagonia’s Tools for Grassroots Activists Is the Answer

    At the beginning of the year, I put out a sort of crie de coeur in my post The Big Lie of Conscious Consumerism. And it struck a chord, generating 27 comments and a dozen personal emails, and even pledges to support me in my mission. It seems a lot of you feel the way I...
    Book Review: Are You Ready for Magnifeco's Truth Bombs?

    Book Review: Are You Ready for Magnifeco’s Truth Bombs?

    Are you ready for this book? You might not be. Magnifeco by Kate Black, a sustainable fashion blogger behind the style blog of the same name, is … a lot. It is everything. It is all the issues surrounding sustainable and ethical fashion, meticulously researched and laid bare for you to read in a dense tome. And...
    Tea for Two: A Quiet Sunday With The Vintage Tea Party Book

    Tea for Two: A Quiet Sunday With The Vintage Tea Party Book

    When I was little and I would invite my best friend over for playdates, we would raid my mother’s china cabinet for English or Japanese-themed dishes and novelties, and create a tea party with just each other in the playroom. We sipped Coca-Cola out of teacups, and ate Snackwell cookies off of sushi plates under...
    Review: New Slow City by William Powers Can Help Bring Peace to Your City Life

    Review: New Slow City by William Powers Can Help Bring Peace to Your City Life

    Some people have charged the year-long-experiment trope in non-fiction with being unrealistic and annoying, a bit gimmicky too.  But I love it. These books – Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle, and David Bruno’s The 100 Things Challenge, to name a few – are so compelling because they answer the question of, What if...
    Read This Book: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

    Read This Book: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

    I finished the last page, closed the paperback book, and looked up. I was on the subway heading over the Williamsburg bridge, with a view of both banks of the East River. Usually, I treasure this view, especially at night, when the lights of DUMBO and the southern tip of Manhattan glow white. But today, all...
    Review: This Book Is So Fun to Read, You'll Forget It's About Doomsday

    Review: This Book Is So Fun to Read, You’ll Forget It’s About Doomsday

    Can you blame me if I let this book sit on my nightstand for just a little too long? I would take any excuse not to read another depressing book about the environment. The World Without Us and my AP Environmental Science textbook were quite enough in that department. I shouldn’t have judged this book...
    Book Review: EcoMind Will Change the Way You Think About Environmentalism

    Book Review: EcoMind Will Change the Way You Think About Environmentalism

    In EcoMind, Frances Moore Lappe addresses chapter by chapter all the reasons we tell ourselves that we are doomed to continue polluting, destroying, wasting, razing, and killing the planet and its animals. In her view, it's possible to turn things around--we just have to keep a positive attitude.