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category: Nature
published: Sep 2009
ISBN:9781926685939
publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

Almost Green

How I Built an Eco-Shed, Ditched My SUV, & Alienated the In-Laws

by James Glave

tagged: environmental conservation & protection, sustainable living
Description

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One man's irreverent and hilarious chronicle of his ambitious but clumsy efforts to tread lightly on the planet.

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In Almost Green, James Glave demonstrates that the journey along the path to a greener life is not always easy but is frequently hilarious and always enlightening. Glave -- a writer and stay-at-home dad -- describes his experiences building a green writing studio in the front yard of his home on Bowen Island, British Columbia, a not-so-green paradise where suvs still outnumber compost boxes. While coping with the many frustrations and small victories of this undertaking, Glave also dabbles in grassroots neighborhood activism. He visits a truly green family living in the concrete jungle of the city and decides he must divest himself of his hulking suv, so generously given to him by his father-in-law, without offending his benefactor.

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About the Author

James Glave is a former senior editor with Outside magazine. He has also worked as news editor for Wired. Now a freelance writer, Glave has contributed to numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Details, Vancouver, Western Living, and the Tyee. He lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia.

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