Since I don’t have a TV set- I read a lot of books. All kinds, I’m not picky. I remember 40 years ago, I actually read the whole Encyclopedia Brittanica. Coming into the start of Christmas and other holidays- Here are some great eco friendly reads. All of the books are available from Amazon or check them out at your local library.
Big Box Reuse by Julia Christensen
What happens to all those big box stores that blight the urban landscape? This book discusses ways to reuse these structures into meaningful works.
Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects
by Steven Shov Holt and Mara Holt Shov- Reviews taking consumer goods and using them for art and objects. Published to coincide with a show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland Oregon Manuf®actured offers an arresting look at the new crossover of craft art and design and an exciting new cultural genre.
Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism (CultureAmerica)
– Andrew G Kirk- I haven’t read this book, but it’s on my library list- ounterculture Green tells a big story about how a group of technophile hippies invented human-scale ecological living and helped to change the world.” David Farber, author of The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s “This is the story of America’s other environmental movement, one that promoted safe and small technologies, that celebrated human ingenuity as well as the human species, that fostered passionate thinking – and acting – outside the box…. Timely, informative, entertaining, and critically important.” Marcus Hall, author of Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration “A major work of environmental and cultural history.” Ari Kelman, author of A River and Its City”
Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day
This from one of my favorite emags Grist. Fun and easy to read- I highly recommend it.