Wake Up and Smell the Planet

Wake Up and Smell the Planet



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594850394
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 6.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Based in Seattle, Washington, founder and president CHIP GILLER created Grist magazine to tell the untold stories, spotlight trends before they become trendy, and engage the apathetic. Grist is fiercely independent in its coverage, and is a nonprofit organization funded by foundation grants, reader contributions, and just a touch of advertising. Giller and the magazine have won numerous awards, most recently the 2006 National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation. Wake Up And Smell The Planet was Grist's first book.

BRANGIEN DAVIS is a Seattle-based freelance writer, editor, and teacher. She covers arts and entertainment for The Seattle Times, to which she also contributes humor essays about pop culture. She writes about local culture for Seattle Magazine and Northwest Home & Garden, and has published work in Wired, The Village Voice, Venus magazine, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Previously, she spent five years as an editor at Amazon.com.

She teaches humor writing classes at the Richard Hugo House, essay writing classes for Mediabistro, and a media literacy course at Seattle Central Community College. In addition, she works with private clients, editing everything from essay collections to website and marketing materials.

KATHARINE WROTH is a senior editor for the online green news site, Grist.org. She has appeared on the Today Show several times for her first book, Wake Up and Smell the Planet. She lives in the Boston area.

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Wake Up and Smell the Planet 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
chellerystick on LibraryThing 20 days ago
Not a lot of new information in here, but a lot of the information did cite specific studies about the impact of controversial choices (paper or plastic? glass or aluminum? cloth diapers or disposable?). The suggestion to avoid PVC (#3 plastics) was useful. There were also listings of companies trying to make greener clothes (pg. 29) and organic sunblocks (Jason, Avalon, Aubrey, yaoh.co.uk). The suggestion to prepare environmental "elevator speeches" was a good one. And they reminded me that I meant to read Cradle to Cradle, and to investigate Stark, Heat, and Grub.Overall, this was light reading, with a lot of material that is probably familiar. Flip through it and skim out the tips you've been missing. Be green and just get it from the library. (8Useful sites they mention:computertakeback.comcomposters.comreelmowerguide.comand places that sell detergents, etc.:ecos.comecover.comnaturallyyoursclean.comseventhgen.comsimplegreen.com
Mendoza on LibraryThing 20 days ago
While chock full of interesting facts and wry humor I really didn't find that it was an 'everymans' how to on changing your daily habits to green.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether you're light green, evergreen or not green at all - it's a fun read and bound to make you think about the everyday choices you make.