If you were inspired by Earth Day activities this year, check out Nancy Taylor's new book, Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community
, a must read for anyone who's interested in bettering their community. Printed on recycled paper (of course!), there's nothing slick or glossy about this book, just straightforward, simple information that everyone can use whether you're a concerned citizen or a seasoned environmentalist.
Taylor, author of a popular weekly column in the newspaper Planet Jackson Hole, starts off with the premise that there is no one way to solve the global warming crisis, which by now most scientists and public officials believe in. As Taylor points out, most of us can't live off the grid, become organic farmers, or generate our energy from wind power or the sun, but we can make small, conscience changes in our everyday lives and in our neighborhoods and communities.
In sum, Taylor has written a handy guide for private citizens and public officials alike that covers topics from home to office to recycling centers, cars, schools, and hospitals, and food. Each stand-alone chapter offers information regarding greener solutions from switching to compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) to daylighting in public buildings, followed by action points and case studies.
Read more about green solutions to everyday living from Nancy Taylor.
Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community
Gibbs Smith, Publisher, Layton, Utah 2008
Copyright © 2008 Nancy H. Taylor