Early Spring

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By Amy Seidl, Bill McKibben (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780807085974
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Published: Beacon Press - March 1st, 2010

Seidl, an environmental research scholar at Middlebury, notes the subtle, incremental seasonal changes in the central Vermont hollow where she lives with her husband and two young daughters, showing how these changes are altering the way we live. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Eating Animals

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ISBN: 9780316069885
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 1st, 2010

Eating Animals is kind of a 'tough love' sort of a book. It's not a lecture and it's not a rant. It's different than most books about vegetarianism. Foer wants to put the facts out there and let you make the decision. This book is for people who know that the choices they make affect everyone around them. Foer tries very hard to get all angles of the argument. He gets letters from activists of all kinds, factory farmers, family farmers, a vegan who designs slaughter houses, a vegetarian who raises beef cattle. It's a great start for anyone interested in where the animals eat come from, and the impact your food choices make.

My only criticism of this book is this: like Micheal Pollan (who he chastises for doing just this), Foer doesn't address his own contradictions. Not once does he mention the dairy industry. He lets himself completely off the hook. I kept waiting for him to address this, but it never comes up. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli

Twelve by Twelve

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ISBN: 9781577318972
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Published: New World Library - May 4th, 2010

A down-to-earth spiritual journey of an environmentalist living off the grid. In order to find his place in society, he must step outside of it. William Powers explores what poverty really means, and how living lightly is actually living in abundance. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli

Food Rules

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ISBN: 9780143116387
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Published: Penguin Books - December 29th, 2009

A pocket-sized guide to health and food issues, with many of the sensible rules gathered from ethnic food ways. By the food and nutrition guru. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Animal Factory

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Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312671747
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 15th, 2011

Finally, a book about factory farms that involves the direct negative impact on people, their communities, and the environment. This book doesn't even begin to discuss the animal welfare issues, and it's still packed with unsettling information about the problems with factory farms. It focuses on the stories of three different people and their battles with the CAFOs that come to their communities. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli


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Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, 2nd Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603580564
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 1st, 2008

An environmental book full of hope! Gaviotas tells the story of the Utopian village created in Columbia that defied all the rules. They set out to prove that people living lightly could thrive, even in an impossible environment. In many ways their little village is more advanced than any major city in the world and it is certainly more sustainable. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli


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