Wake Up and Smell the Planet

Wake Up and Smell the Planet


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Wake Up and Smell the Planet by Grist

* Not a guide about guilt, but about making little choices throughout the day that improve the planet

* Grist is the hottest online magazine covering sustainability and popular culture

* Like Grist, this is a quirky, humorous, entertaining, and sometimes irreverent read

We all have our morning routines, whether it's making coffee, walking the dog, feeding the kids, a shower and a shave, the office commute, or some combination thereof. And at each of these morning moments -- in fact, at any given time throughout the day -- we're making choices. What to eat, what to wear, how to dispose of dog poop or diapers, how to travel from point A to point B, where to have a post-work cocktail, and on, and on -- this compact and resourceful handbook takes a look at how to simplify and "green" our daily choices, from the moment we get up in the morning, until we finally lay our heads down at night.

Grist's news about green issues and sustainable living is far from predictable. A self-proclaimed "beacon in the smog," it provides some of the most refreshing and knowledgeable voices on how to live wisely and promote a healthy world. Consider this guide an off-line beacon, bringing Grist's edgy authority, impeccable research, and planetary cheerleading to a broader audience.

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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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.