Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 267 pages
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No one likes listening to smug hippies bragging about how they don't use toilet paper, or worse yet, lecturing about the evils of plastic bags and SUVs. But most of us do want to lessen our ecological footprint.With this in mind, Farquharson takes on the intense personal challenge of making one green change to her lifestyle every single day for a year to ultimately figure out what's doable and what's too hardcore.

Vanessa goes to the extremes of selling her car, unplugging the fridge, and washing her hair with vinegar, but she also does easy things like switching to an all-natural lip balm. All the while, she is forced to reflect on what it truly means to be green.

Whether confronting her environmental hypocrisy or figuring out the best place in her living room for a compost bin full of worms and rotting cabbage, Vanessa writes about her foray into the green world with self-deprecating, humorous, and accessible insight.This isn't a how-to book of tips, it's not about being eco-chic; it's an honest look at what happens when an average girl throws herself into the murkiest depths of the green movement.

 

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Review: Sleeping Naked is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days

User Review  - Thejamiemarie - Goodreads

I wasn't so sure I would like this book. When I skimmed the pages some of her stories seemed amusing, but I wasn't convinced that an entire book about green changes would keep me interested, but it ... Read full review

Contents

march
1
april
25
may
47
june
65
july
84
august
113
september
143
October
168
november
187
december
204
January
226
february
246
epilogue
263
acknowledgments
267
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About the author (2009)

Vanessa Farquharson is an arts reporter and film critic at the National Post, based in Toronto. Her blog, "Green as a Thistle," tracked her year-long green adventure. She has been published in Eye Weekly and the Ottawa Citizen, profiled on Treehugger.com and featured numerous times on CBC Radio.

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