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The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living
The Lazy Environmentalist Your Guide to Easy Stylish Green Living
Author: Josh Dorfman
"Josh Dorfman's perspective is a leading voice for anyone involved in new consumer-based environmentalism.”—Tom Arnold, TerraPass — We can't all camp out in old-growth forests, lying down in front of the bulldozers. And it's not only that we're too busy: Some of us just don't want our fabulous threads to get caked with mud. — But that do...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781584796022
ISBN-10: 1584796022
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 271
Rating:
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
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2.7 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Book Type: Paperback
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Jenny28 avatar reviewed The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I put this book on my wishlist before the publisher's blurb was posted on PBS. If I'd seen in, I may not have wanted it. The author assumes that the reader not only wants to incorporate more environmentally-friendly practices into their life, but that they've got lots and lots of money to do it. And, that the way to do so is to go on buying and acquiring at the highest possible rate. Very much a "consume, consume, consume" mentality. In addition, he hasn't done all his homework on what is actually eco-friendly. He recommends ethanol, for example, without counting the environmental cost of a fuel that can cost more energy to produce than it produces when burned.
It is a comprehensive list of retailers and manufacturers who either have a commitment to improved environmental practice or who've jumped on the bandwagon, but not much more.
beauregarde avatar reviewed The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living on
Helpful Score: 1
I was expecting this to be a "how-to" guide. It is not. It is simply a list of sources for green(er) versions of things that people use in daily life, such as clothing, home furnishings, electronics, etc. Nothing that you couldn't find by doing a Google search. Or, these days, just going to a store. The book is not completely without value: if you are indeed a lazy aspiring "environmentalist" wanting to hop on the green wagon because it's cool, then you won't have to search for a place to buy your $80 organic bamboo T-shirts, you can simply consult this book.
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