Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days
Sleeping Naked Is Green How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge Sold Her Car and Found Love in 366 Days Author:Vanessa Farquharson 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... more » 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.« less
I found this author quite amusing and the book easy to read. She lists each change she makes daily, but you only read about the actual experiences of about 1/4 of them. She doesn't preach in any way, and does not apologize for some non earth-friendly choices she doesn't make - ie; continuing to eat meat. She is a very talented writer and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.