Check out this fantastic new video created by Annie Leonard, a long time environmental investigator and expert. I love the way she cuts to the chase regarding our buying habits, how they developed (by the clever design of economists with the intent of making money, of course) and how they are perpetuated by business and even our government ("What was our president's response to 9/11? President Bush didn't tell us to pray or meditate, but to SHOP!"). Annie shows us how we have been taken advantage of for the sake of the almighty dollar. Now it's up to us to untangle that hold on our lives and to kiss The Economy goodbye. Will the sky fall, as the newspapers seem to tell us? No. We might get our lives back, along with time to nurture our children, explore our creativity, and to make the most of our opportunities for love. I vote we give this a try..... See what you think: www.storyofstuff.com.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Dreaming of a Green Christmas
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com -
"You don't have to throw out all your traditions to be environmentally sensitive," said Trish Riley, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living. ...
"Part of the whole green movement is that we need to cut down on all the products that are headed to our landfills," said Trish Riley, author of "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Living”... Trish Riley’s book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Living, shows readers the steps they can take to make a difference in the world environment and just ...
Go green around the house -- and save money, too - The Miami Herald 11/18/2007
Trish Riley discusses The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pizza Fusion, 1013 N. Federal Hwy. (across from the Gateway Theater), ... Here we are at Pizza Fusion, with owners Vaughan Lazar and Michael Gordon and also with all of my friends who helped me with the book!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Cool review of our book! Thanks, Cathie! BTW, I actually asked my publisher to consider calling the book, "The Brilliant Citizens Guide to Green Living." I think anyone who is ready to move forward into a healthier future is pretty smart... It's my pleasure to help bring the information to those who want to learn more about Going Green.
Go green by changing attitude, behavior
By Cathie Draine, Journal columnist Thursday, November 08, 2007
"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living" is filled with facts and information and, despite the seriously stupid title, buying it is a compliment to the intelligence of anyone who wants to make eco-changes in his or life. The topics cover going green at home with vehicles, in daily life, at work and in promoting socially responsible investment opportunities. The list of Web sites, addresses and other resources is encyclopedic. The book presents an abundance of simple strategies to get started, learn more and do more.
The author, Trish Riley, is an American environmental award-winning journalist.