Synopses & Reviews
How green can you be?
Green: Drive the speed limit
Greener: Drive a fuel-efficient car
Greenest: Bike or walk
The perfect guide to help readers decide how to best spend their time and money to protect the environment, Green, Greener, Greenest offers flexible tips for everyday living, all categorized as "green," "greener," and "greenest." Cutting through the labeling and the hype, it helps readers choose the advice that fits their schedule, their budget, and their interests, with the understanding that there's never one "right way" to make a difference. This indispensable resource will grow with readers-whether a novice in green living or a veteran environmentalist-as their interests and needs change over time.
Green, Greener, Greenest
is an indispensable resource for anyone trying to reduce their environmental impact: comprehensive and convincing but also sane and realistic.
Michael Pollan, bestselling author of The Omnivores Dilemma and In Defense of Food
Lori Bongiorno shows how we can reconnect ourselves with the ecologic cycle with Green Greener Greenest by highlighting how what we eat, buy, wear, build, and clean has a direct link to the health of the environment and the health of ourselves and our families. For anyone who has struggled to figure what do to make a difference, this book offers a clear and concise map to a more connected future.
Walker Wells, AICP LEED AP, Sustainable Cities Program Director, Global Green USA
Lori Bongiornos book synthesizes helpful information about how consumers can green their lifestyles through a range of simple choices, from energy and water conservation to grocery shopping, and breaks it down in an easy-to-understand way. Gone are the days when people can claim they just dont know what they can do to help protect our planet. As this book explains, making a difference is much easier than consumers might think.
Tensie Whelan, Executive Director, the Rainforest Alliance
"In one portable volume, Green, Greener, Greenest covers all the bases for those seeking a greener lifestyle. From food, to clothing, to energy use and transportation, Lori Bongiorno's book is an invaluable reference for living in today's world."
Ronnie Cummins, National Director, Organic Consumers Association
"Lori Bongiorno's handbook to what's good, better and best for the environment provides consumers welcome, clear and highly readable advice on how to be as eco-smart as you want to be.
Dan Becker, Former Director, Sierra Club Global Warming Program
Becoming green or sustainable takes time and some effort, but Green, Greener, Greenest makes the process much easier. From food and beverages to personal care products and pest control, Lori Bongiorno gives us practical suggestions to minimize our exposure to potentially harmful substances and to lessen our impact on the environment.
Diane Hatz, Founder/Director, Sustainable Table
Going green has never been easier now that Lori Bongiorno has helped us sort out the real information from the hype. There is something here for everyone, from those with a casual interest to those who would like to green every aspect of their life.
Patti Wood, Executive Director, Grassroots Environmental Education
This is a useful and up-to-date compendium of the best resources for the eco- conscious. It will save you time in your quest for personal responsibility--time that can be spent in the greenest of all ways, by joining the political battle for sweeping, society-wide change.
Bill McKibben author of Fight Global Warming Now and founder of Step It Up
Green, Greener, Greenest is an excellent compilation of good information, briefly and accessibly presented, and a very useful handbook for green-minded people who mean business.
Peter Matthiessen, author of Shadow Country
Hopeful, helpful, and packed with well researched tips, Green, Greener, Greenest is a great family guide to living the genuinely good life. Whether you are feeding your kids, gardening, choosing cars, clothing or cleaning products, you'll find the information you need to make wise and livable choices.
Ann Lovejoy, author and sustainability educator
From diamonds to diapers and cars to gardens, Lori Bongiorno provides an easy to read primer for making small changes that can make big differences in the health and lives of millions. A book like this could initiate a shift toward improved product safety long before governments step in and do their job.
Theo Colborn, PhD, President, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX); Professor, University of Florida
This indispensable resource helps readers decide how to best spend their time and money to protect the environment and offers flexible tips for everyday living, all categorized as "green," "greener," and "greenest."
About the Author
Lori Bongiorno is a journalist who was on staff at Business Week Magazine for six years before becoming a freelance writer. She has written cover stories on accessible green living for Glamour's 2007 green issue and Verdant magazine.