Earth Day! This Green Earth’s Top 10 Green Book Picks

We’ve compiled our top 10 Green Book picks.  (Why do I feel compelled to say you can pick your books, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your book’s nose?  Because I’m like 13 in maturity years).  Please try to get these books from your library or buy them used before buying them new.  Enjoy!

1.  Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies, by Eric Corey (2007, updated 2009)

2.  Not Just a Pretty Face, the Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, by Stacy Malkan (2007)

3.  EcoBeauty:  Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends, by Loren Cox (2009)

4.  Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson (the classic book that launched America’s hate affair with DDT.  Beautifully written and still relevant today) (1962, updated 2002)

5.  Biocidal, by Ted Dracos (like Silent Spring for the millenium, discusses the eternal legacy of PCB’s)

6.  The Omnivore’s Dilemma, a Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan (classic book examining the origin of certain foods, a must for anyone) (2007)

7.  Cradle to Cradle, Remaking the Way We Make Things, by Michael Braungart (2002)

8.  Fast Food Nation, the Dark Side of the All American Meal, by Eric Schlosser (my parents were so mad when I read this book because I wouldn’t shut up for about a year.  About the history of fast food, food flavoring, factory conditions, suburban sprawl and agribusiness) (2005)

9.  Diet for a Hot Planet, the Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It, by Anne Lappe and Bill McKibben (2010) (if you like this you may like, Go Green Get Lean, Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low Carbon Footprint Diet, by Kate Geagan (2009))

10.  The Endless Pavement, by Jacqueline Jackson (this is the book that inspired me to be an environmentalist at the age of 9.  If you can find it, get it for your kids.  It’s out of print, but used copies are available (1973))

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