Around the traps

GreenBookReviews.ca is trying something new. Along with weekly missives from our reviewers, we’re going to bring you some interesting reviews from around the web. If a great review comes across your radar, let us know and we’ll share the word on Fridays.
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A Must Read!

GreenBookReviews.ca has recently been featured in the Waterloo Chronicle.

“You don’t need a degree in environmental science to read a “green” book.

There’s a new Waterloo-based website to help you weed through the plethora of green-themed books that vie for space on bookstore and library shelves.

An offshoot of University of Waterloo’s Alternatives journal, Green Book Reviews launched in May, coinciding with the magazine’s annual books issue…”

Read the full article by Charlotte Prong Parkhill. Continue reading A Must Read!

New Out of the Box issue from Alternatives Journal

New Out of the Box issue from Alternatives Journal

Not since Alternatives Journal’s last Out of the Box issue have newsstands seen such action. Alternatives’ newest collection of unconventional stories and ideas has been on the newsstands for only a couple weeks and is already selling out! Get out and be uplifted by Alternatives, where we take you to the outer limits of environmental ideas and action. Searching for Planet B, becoming a Swami, rainmakers meeting meterologists, exploring the mystery of crop circles and lots more — it’s our best summer reading issue yet!

Ask for it at your local newsstand or bookstore – find one near you with the Alternatives Newsstand Locator OR buy the paperless copy online today.

Click here for more information and to subscribe to Alternatives Journal. Continue reading New Out of the Box issue from Alternatives Journal

Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility + The Landscape of Reform: Civic Pragmatism and Environmental Thought in America

In 2004, the essay “The Death of Environmentalism: Global Warming Politics in a Post-Environmental World,” rocked the environmental community. Continue reading Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility + The Landscape of Reform: Civic Pragmatism and Environmental Thought in America

Share an inspirational Green quote – CONTEST WINNER!

Congratulations Michelle on winning this week’s Green Books Giveaway:

1. Obsessive Consumption by Kate Bingaman-Burt
2. The Self-Sufficient Life by John Seymour
3. Terracide by Hubert Reeves

We asked our readers to share “An Inspirational Environmental Quote
Our winning contestants submission:

“When we walk like (we are running), we print anxiety and sorrow on the earth. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the earth… Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth…Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.”  – Thich Nhat Hanh

Thank you to all of our contestants for sharing suck great quotes. Continue reading Share an inspirational Green quote – CONTEST WINNER!

Green Books Giveaway Winner: Where Do You Buy Eco Books?

Congratulations Eric on winning this week’s Green Books Giveaway:

1. Protect or Plunder? by Vandana Shiva
2. Hot Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman
3. Grow Organic: A cleaner, greener book

We asked our readers to tell us “Where is your favourite place to buy Green Books?
Our winning contestants answer:

I like to buy at Second Look Books on Queen Street, in downtown Kitchener.
-Eric

Thank you to all of our contestants for sharing their green book stores. Continue reading Green Books Giveaway Winner: Where Do You Buy Eco Books?

Who Inspires You To Be Green? – Contest Winner!

Congratulations Corinna on winning this week’s Green Books Giveaway:

We asked our readers to tell us “Who inspires you to be green?”
Here’s our winning contestants story:

My late grandmother inspires me to be green, because since before the 50’s, she was green before it was a fad. She would use her used tea bags in the garden. Wash and reuse, rewash and reuse, milk bags, containers etc. She always brought her own knit bags to the grocery store. Grew her own seasonal food. Raised her own chickens, pigs, and cows.

My grandmother, my green inspiration!
-Corinna.

Thank you to all of our contestants for sharing their green inspiration. We will be sharing these stories throughout the week

Stay tuned for another great Giveaway starting tomorrow!

Continue reading Who Inspires You To Be Green? – Contest Winner!

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations Wendy on winning this weeks Fabulous Books Prize Pack:
1. Now or Never by Tim Flannery
2. More Good News by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel
3. Fast, Fresh & Green by Susie Middleton

We asked our readers to tell us “What is your favourite Green Book?”

Our winning contestants favourite Green Book title:
Last of the Curlews by Fred Bosworth.

Other Favourite Green Books included:
1. The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
2. The Little Book of Quick Fixes for Eco Conscious Cleaning by Bridget Bodoano
3. Cradle To Cradle by William McDonough & Michael Braungart
4. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Thank you to all of our contestants.

Stay tuned for another great Giveaway starting next week!

Continue reading We Have A Winner!

New Eco Books issue – just released

Alternatives Journal’s latest issue – New Eco Books – features over 60 titles to keep you buried in books this spring and throughout the year. Stephen Bocking compares dystopic future visions from two of Canada’s finest novelists, Douglas Coupland and Margaret Atwood, Nicola Ross analyzes the success of bestseller Slow Death By Rubber Duck, and Ellen Desjardins interviews activist Vandana Shiva. Atwood’s The Year of the Flood also gets a stunning visual interpretation from graphic novelist Evan Munday. Green Book Reviews will be featuring many of these great articles in the coming weeks.

Ask for it at your local newsstand or bookstore – find one near you with the Alternatives Newsstand Locator OR buy the paperless copy online today.

Click here for more information and to subscribe to Alternatives Journal. Continue reading New Eco Books issue – just released