Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Release Spotlight: 50 Simple Steps to Save the Earth from Global Warming

50 Simple Steps to Save the Earth from Global Warming
by The Green Patriot Working Group

When it comes to Global Warming, we get inundated with varying messages from different perspectives: We can each do one thing. If we each do only one thing, it’s not enough. No matter what we do, we’re headed for doom. We better start building on the moon. It’s all a hoax; just ignore it.

While I think I tend to travel the middle of this road—advocating that we each do all we can—I’m constantly looking for more ways I can easily alter my life to decrease my carbon footprint.

50 Simple Steps to Save the Earth from Global Warming by the Green Patriot Working Group offers manageable tools to help us do all we can for the environment. As the title suggests, these steps are simple. They’re not expensive steps or time-consuming steps to rebuild your car or build methane power plants over landfills. They’re also not steps that hit you over the head with stuff you already know—or should already know—by now: turn off extra lights, drive less, recycle when you can.

This handy little book covers everything from signing up to programs that automatically send an environmental e-mail a day to politicians to planting a rooftop garden. While this second example is perhaps not as simple as the first, 50 Steps proves it’s simpler than you probably thought. With a list of Web resources at the end of each step as well as with books and organizations listed within tips, this book totally nixes the complaint, “I don’t know where to start.”

In fact, here’s a great simple step you can adopt for your one thing this week:
Give Green Gifts. “Just about any gift you imagine can be given greenly, from food and wine to home d├ęcor, jewelry, and clothing,” says the Green Patriot Working Group. Check out,, and for places to buy green gifts, and don’t forget to “be sure the wrapping is environmentally friendly as well.” Did you know you can buy cloth gift bags made of scrap from the Patagonia sewing room floor for only $2? Now you do.

With many more tips where that came from, 50 Simple Steps to Save the Earth from Global Warming will have your save-the-world toolkit jam-packed in no time.

Review by Ali McCart, Indigo Editing, LLC

ISBN: 978-1-893910-49-2
Publisher: Freedom Press
Pub Date: January 2008
Paperback: $9.95

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