The Next Eco Warriors

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Edited by Emily Hunter (2011), Foreword by Farley Mowat The Next Eco Warriors celebrates the next generation of eco activists—22 young men and women who are saving the planet, fighting for something better. This compilation of first-hand accounts is edited by Emily Hunter, freelance eco-journalist and MTV News Canada’s eco-correspondent. Emily is the daughter of [...]

Bottled & Sold

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Peter H. Gleick (2006) “Every second of every day in the United States, a thousand plastic bottles are thrown away. Eighty-five million bottles a day.” But that’s not all. “For every bottle consumed in the United States, another four are consumed around the world.” Bottled & Sold, by Peter H. Gleick, President of the Pacific [...]

Green Housekeeping

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Ellen Sandbeck (2008) Green Housekeeping is a green cleaning manual for every part of the home. Author Ellen Sandbeck—organic landscaper, gardener and worm farmer—decided to write a book to teach others how to “do housework efficiently and as little as possible,” and to then go out and do something more fun. The book includes many helpful [...]

Slow Death By Rubber Duck

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Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie (2010) There’s no escape from pollution. Today’s most serious toxins lurk in the most private recesses of our homes. The places where we—erroneously, it turns out—feel the safest. Pollution today is global and highly invisible, with effects that are often chronic and long-term. Good or bad, our choices as consumers [...]