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Bothered by My Green Conscience: How an Suv-Driving, Imported-Strawberry-Eating Urban Dweller Can Go Green

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With her delightfully quirky style, Franke James has been chronicling her personal journey in going green through a series of illustrated online essays for some time now, and her latest book, Bothered By My Green Conscience, finally brings five essays together in one edition. In nurturing her green conscience, James artfully demonstrates that the process can be far from perfect, but her colourfully illustrated enthusiasm and verve is an infectious page-turner. - Kimberley D. Mok, Treehugger

Franke's visual essays have been spreading virally over the past few years on major blog sites like Kottke and Treehugger. Now they are gathered together in a book, Bothered by My Green Conscience, and I think it gives us a very good reason to still value having a bound and printed object we can share without peering into a screen. Franke's essays are illustrated guides to her process of changing internally and externally. The essays must be seen to be appreciated. Combining text, illustration and collage, they express the messiness of creativity and the beauty of action. This really is a book to give to your friends and family. - Martin Edic, Renaissance Magazine

You've changed all your light bulbs and switched to cloth bags at the grocery store. You recycle cans and bottles and you don't print out that e-mail unless you absolutely have to. What's next?

Using her signature style of lively drawings mixed with photos and hand-drawn text, artist Franke James shows how we can meet the global warming challenge with imagination and creativity. Five vibrant, dynamic, full-color visual essays present refreshing and insightful ideas that make climate change personal: My SUV and Me Say Goodbye--Tackle global warming by doing the hardest thing first Green Eccentric Glamour--Whittle down your wardrobe, wear only your fabulous favorites The Real Poop on Social Change--Change bubbles up from the grassroots Paradise Unpaved--Fight city hall and get back to the garden To My Future Grandkids in 2020--an environmental time capsule

Bothered by My Green Conscience is a must-read for anyone who is concerned about climate change and is ready to take the next step toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Fun, engaging, humorous, and upbeat, this book is an ideal gift for anyone in your life who is seeking inspiration to create change.

Franke James is an artist, photographer, and writer focused on social change. An entertaining and persuasive advocate for the environment, she has a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Victoria and lives in Toronto. See: MyGreenConscience.com.

Synopsis:

Art meets environmental activism in a real-life quest to "go green."

Synopsis:

"I just picked up Bothered by my Green Conscience by Franke James and read it cover to cover in one 20-minute sitting. It is a funny, moving, and inspiring read even though it deals with a topic that usually depresses the hell out of me; climate change. This might be just the ticket for those of us who have read so much about the science, the dire predictions, and the politics of climate change that we just can't stomach any more. Time for a little hope and humor on this issue. - Michelle Lalonde, Montreal Gazette

"With her delightfully quirky style, Franke James has been chronicling her personal journey in going green through a series of illustrated online essays for some time now, and her latest book, Bothered By My Green Conscience, finally brings five essays together in one edition. In nurturing her green conscience, James artfully demonstrates that the process can be far from perfect, but her colourfully illustrated enthusiasm and verve is an infectious page-turner." - Kimberley D. Mok, Treehugger

"Franke's visual essays have been spreading virally over the past few years on major blog sites like Kottke and Treehugger. Now they are gathered together in a book, Bothered by My Green Conscience, and I think it gives us a very good reason to still value having a bound and printed object we can share without peering into a screen. Franke's essays are illustrated guides to her process of changing internally and externally. The essays must be seen to be appreciated. Combining text, illustration and collage, they express the messiness of creativity and the beauty of action. This really is a book to give to your friends and family." - Martin Edic, Renaissance Magazine 

You've changed all your light bulbs and switched to cloth bags at the grocery store.

Synopsis:

You've changed all your light bulbs and switched to cloth bags at the grocery store. You recycle cans and bottles and you don't print out that e-mail unless you absolutely have to. What's next?

Using her signature style of lively drawings mixed with photos and hand-drawn text, artist Franke James shows how we can meet the global warming challenge with imagination and creativity. Five vibrant, dynamic, full-color visual essays present refreshing and insightful ideas that make climate change personal:

  • My SUV and Me Say Goodbye—Tackle global warming by doing the hardest thing first
  • Green Eccentric Glamour—Whittle down your wardrobe, wear only your fabulous favorites
  • The Real Poop on Social Change—Change bubbles up from the grassroots
  • Paradise Unpaved—Fight city hall and get back to the garden
  • To My Future Grandkids in 2020—an environmental time capsule

Bothered by My Green Conscienceis a must-read for anyone who is concerned about climate change and is ready to take the next step toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Fun, engaging, humorous, and upbeat, this book is an ideal gift for anyone in your life who is seeking inspiration to create change.

Franke Jamesis an artist, photographer, and writer focused on social change. An entertaining and persuasive advocate for the environment, she has a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Victoria and lives in Toronto. See: MyGreenConscience.com.

About the Author

Franke James is an artist, photographer and writer focused on the environment and social change. She is the co-founder of The James Gang Advertising Inc., editor and founder of OfficePolitics,com and inventor or The Office-Politics Game. She lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865716469
Subtitle:
How an SUV-driving, imported-strawberry-eating urban dweller can go green
Author:
James, Franke
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
160 Color illustrations
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.8 x 5.8 x 0.6 in 9 oz

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Art meets environmental activism in a real-life quest to "go green."
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"I just picked up Bothered by my Green Conscience by Franke James and read it cover to cover in one 20-minute sitting. It is a funny, moving, and inspiring read even though it deals with a topic that usually depresses the hell out of me; climate change. This might be just the ticket for those of us who have read so much about the science, the dire predictions, and the politics of climate change that we just can't stomach any more. Time for a little hope and humor on this issue. - Michelle Lalonde, Montreal Gazette

"With her delightfully quirky style, Franke James has been chronicling her personal journey in going green through a series of illustrated online essays for some time now, and her latest book, Bothered By My Green Conscience, finally brings five essays together in one edition. In nurturing her green conscience, James artfully demonstrates that the process can be far from perfect, but her colourfully illustrated enthusiasm and verve is an infectious page-turner." - Kimberley D. Mok, Treehugger

"Franke's visual essays have been spreading virally over the past few years on major blog sites like Kottke and Treehugger. Now they are gathered together in a book, Bothered by My Green Conscience, and I think it gives us a very good reason to still value having a bound and printed object we can share without peering into a screen. Franke's essays are illustrated guides to her process of changing internally and externally. The essays must be seen to be appreciated. Combining text, illustration and collage, they express the messiness of creativity and the beauty of action. This really is a book to give to your friends and family." - Martin Edic, Renaissance Magazine 

You've changed all your light bulbs and switched to cloth bags at the grocery store.

"Synopsis" by , You've changed all your light bulbs and switched to cloth bags at the grocery store. You recycle cans and bottles and you don't print out that e-mail unless you absolutely have to. What's next?

Using her signature style of lively drawings mixed with photos and hand-drawn text, artist Franke James shows how we can meet the global warming challenge with imagination and creativity. Five vibrant, dynamic, full-color visual essays present refreshing and insightful ideas that make climate change personal:

  • My SUV and Me Say Goodbye—Tackle global warming by doing the hardest thing first
  • Green Eccentric Glamour—Whittle down your wardrobe, wear only your fabulous favorites
  • The Real Poop on Social Change—Change bubbles up from the grassroots
  • Paradise Unpaved—Fight city hall and get back to the garden
  • To My Future Grandkids in 2020—an environmental time capsule

Bothered by My Green Conscienceis a must-read for anyone who is concerned about climate change and is ready to take the next step toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Fun, engaging, humorous, and upbeat, this book is an ideal gift for anyone in your life who is seeking inspiration to create change.

Franke Jamesis an artist, photographer, and writer focused on social change. An entertaining and persuasive advocate for the environment, she has a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Victoria and lives in Toronto. See: MyGreenConscience.com.

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