Almost Green: How I Saved 1/6th of a Billionth of the Planet

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Skyhorse, 2008 - House & Home - 252 pages
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"Reading Almost Green is like getting a new pair of glasses when you thought you could see just fine. Many important shades of distinction and subtle insights fill the book. A smart, contemplative read."--Douglas Coupland James Glave, a self-proclaimed "child of suburbia," learns about the real implications and sacrifices involved in sustainable living when he practices it at his home on Bowen Island, British Columbia, where "eco-yuppies" and local hunters are engaged in a turf war. Employing gurus and energy-savvy builders, Glave sets out to build a "green" writing studio on a budget of $50,000. But he remains skeptical of the current trends in the eco-movement, and questions the high-and-mighty "conservationist" rigmarole. How can a family man on a modest salary afford to live a green lifestyle? At what cost to his children? How do you get rain to go to your garden? How much eco-destruction is too much? The book that results from Glave's attempts to answer questions such as these is a surprisingly funny, informative, and refreshingly irreverent take on green issues and a candid look at the costs and benefits of living an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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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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About the author (2008)

James Glave is a former magazine editor and a onetime editor for Cond Nast's Wired. He has contributed to numerous other publications including Details, the New York Times Magazine, and This Old House magazine.He lives with this wife and two children on Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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