Whole Green Catalog

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Whole Green Catalog

1,000 Best Things for You and the Earth

By Michael W. Robbins (Editor); Joel Holland (Illustrator); Bill McKibben (Foreword by)

Rodale Books, Paperback, 9781594868870, 390pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009


As interest in living a sustainable life has exploded, so has the green marketplace. It has become difficult to distinguish companies that provide truly eco-friendly products and services from those that "greenwash." Now, from the company that founded "Organic Gardening "when eating close to the land was far from mainstream and published Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," comes this timely guide to all things green. Modeled on the classic "Whole Earth Catalog," the touchstone for an earlier generation, "Whole Green Earth Catalog "is poised to become the bible of green living for the 68 million Americans about one-third of U.S. adults who now take environmental and social issues into account when they make purchases. Leading experts in every imaginable category from home furnishings and appliances to clothing and children's toys, from pets and beauty products to travel and investing share their authoritative tips, reviews, and advice. "Whole Green Catalog" - Edited by Michael W. Robbins, Designed by Wendy Palitz - provides succinct answers to such questions as: Can one go green and save money? Can people reduce their carbon footprint if they are business travelers? Is there an environmentally friendly disposable diaper? Beautifully packaged with more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations, and manufactured with 100 percent post-consumer waste materials, this volume is the perfect gift for those who care about the future of the planet.

About the Author
Michael Robbins is a writer and a former editor of Audubon and Oceans magazines and the author of Birds: A Family Field Guide.

Bill McKibben is American author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him "the planet's best green journalist," and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was "probably the country's most important environmentalist." McKibben is a frequent contributor to various magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. He is also a board member and contributor to Grist Magazine. McKibben has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College.