Noteworthy Green: The Curse of Caring, Van Jones, No Impact Man, and More...

>> Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Check out my latest post at The Green Phone Booth: The Curse of Caring.

I spent Labor Day weekend on an emotional roller coaster.

Without digging too deeply into my political opinions (because I believe that environmentalism can and should be a bipartisan endeavor), let me just say that it started with a certain news channel launching a smear campaign against one of my green heroes. I was pissed off.

And elsewhere on the Internet:

David Roberts from Grist tried to set the record straight on Van Jones, and then posted some thoughts on his resignation. My sentiments exactly.

:: Peppermags found a great video about the White House Garden, including commentary by the First Lady.

:: No Impact Man takes a position on the stunt or no stunt question. And in other No Impact news, Beavan's wife Michelle weighs in on the year with no toilet paper.

:: Greening Families lists seven benefits to going green - some I wouldn't have thought of.

:: Bob Herbert at the New York Times says the U.S. is having a nervous breakdown. We need therapy.

:: Fake Plastic Fish announces that I am the winner of the No Impact Man book giveaway. I'm so stoked!...But really, I'm trying to tell you that you should join in her book discussion with me.

(Looks like most of my interest this week was divided between my green heroes Van Jones and No Impact Man. Don't worry, hubby, you still have my heart!)

I'm now using Twitter to keep track of my noteworthy green reads. If you'd like instant knowledge of what I find interesting, you can find me on Twitter as consciousshoppr.

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Green Bean September 10, 2009 at 1:44 AM  

Oh, I do so hope that you do a giveaway for your No Impact Man copy. :) Either that or check it out from my library for me. I keep forgetting!

Steph @ Greening Families September 10, 2009 at 9:20 AM  

Erin, thanks for the mention! I'm curious, which benefits to going green surprised you? Have you seen others in your life?

Erin aka Conscious Shopper September 10, 2009 at 9:57 AM  

@Green Bean - A giveaway is a great idea. You're lucky though that your library has it. My library won't get it and you have to wait a year before it's available through interlibrary loan.

@Steph - It was the parenting and time management benefits. I definitely agree with those but hadn't thought of them before your post.

Erin aka Conscious Shopper September 10, 2009 at 11:56 AM  
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