Almost Green: How I Built an Eco-Shed, Ditched My SUV, Alienated the In-Laws, and Changed My Life Forever

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Greystone Books, 2009 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 224 pages
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In Almost Green, James Glave demonstrates that the journey along the path to a greener life is not always easy but is frequently hilarious and always enlightening. Glave—a writer and stay-at-homedad—describes his experiences building a green writing studio in the front yard of his home on Bowen Island, British Columbia, a not-so-green paradise where SUVs still outnumber compost boxes.

While coping with the many frustrations and small victories of this undertaking, Glave also dabbles in grassroots neighborhood activism. He visits a truly green family living in the concrete jungle of the city and decides he must divest himself of his hulking SUV, so generously given to him by his father-in-law, without offending his benefactor.

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This is a green story with guy appeal. Glave, a journalist living in British Columbia, embarks on a mission to build what he calls an "Eco-Shed"-a small writing studio built to absorb sunlight, catch ... Read full review

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Excellent and amusing book about the challenges of going green due to cost and practicality. I admire the ambition of the project and see some parallels between myself and the author. Whats next should be a how to book.

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About the author (2009)

James Glave is a former senior editor with Outside magazine. He has also worked as news editor for Wired. Now a freelance writer, Glave has contributed to numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Details, Vancouver, Western Living, and the Tyee. He lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia.

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