The first book to address the hidden reasons why Americans aren’t going green.
Grand Rapids, Mich. (Vocus) March 29, 2010
Launching on April 1, Green, American Style: Becoming Earth-Friendly and Reaping the Benefits (978-0-8010-1334-8, $14.99, April 2010) by Anna M. Clark is the first book to address the hidden reasons why Americans aren’t going green, while offering common-sense advice to appeal to people of every political persuasion.
Whether you call yourself conservative or liberal, a soccer mom or CEO, a teacher or a student, most can agree that our paychecks are pinched and we want to do right by our children. In Green, American Style, Clark offers 85 practical ways to draw the benefits of living a ‘green’ lifestyle. Many of these ideas cost no money and are behavioral changes that can help us save money, protect our families, bolstering our communities, and model leadership for our children.
“It’s about gaining more money, time, opportunity, health and well-being,” says Clark. She makes a special appeal to women, as they are responsible for 80% of the buying decisions in their households.“We need to preserve the health and future of our kids. People have no idea that what they don’t know can hurt them. The principles and ideas in my book can help parents protect their children from the toxins in our food, air and water.” But make no mistake, this is also about fun. “I’ve included chapters on green games, green home remodeling, green grocery shopping – even sustainable wines and eco-chic clothes. I want people to enjoy themselves while making a difference!” The author provides some free suggestions from her book life in a series of videos on her website.
Green, American Style contains fresh content from personal interviews with green luminaries ranging from clean-energy billionaire T. Boone Pickens to healthy-living author and philanthropist Deirdre Imus. This book’s uniquely American perspective speaks into readers’ own paradigms, taking into account the largely conservative values of much of this country, its democratic and capitalistic history, its emphasis on family and its resistance to reining in. It is more than a list of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. It’s a movement that accounts for the diverse perspectives of business, faith, and lifestyle, recognizing the economic, physical, and spiritual benefits of sustainable living.
Anna M. Clark is president of EarthPeople and an author on topics of sustainability and leadership. Clark and her family live in Dallas in one of Texas’ first residences to earn a Platinum LEED-certified rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Baker Books has a vision for building up the body of Christ at every level with books that are relevant, intelligent and engaging. The focus of Baker Books is the church and discerning lay Christians who want to stimulate their thinking. For more information, please visit http://www.bakerbooks.com.
Baker, a division of Baker Publishing Group
# # #