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Sleeping naked is green : how an eco-cynic unplugged her fridge, sold her car, and found love in 366 days

Author: Vanessa Farquharson
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pub. Co., 2009.
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Canadian journalist Farquharson takes readers on her 366-day journey to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, making one positive change each day. While a few changes are worthy (the author sells her car), some seem a bit bizarre (she turns off her fridge and freezer?though she doesn't divulge exactly where her food is coming from after that point) and many are superficial or symbolic efforts rather than  Read more...
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Named Person: Vanessa Farquharson; Vanessa Farquharson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa Farquharson
ISBN: 9780547073286 0547073283
OCLC Number: 262426484
Description: xiv, 267 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Vanessa Farquharson.
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Canadian journalist Farquharson takes readers on her 366-day journey to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, making one positive change each day. While a few changes are worthy (the author sells her car), some seem a bit bizarre (she turns off her fridge and freezer?though she doesn't divulge exactly where her food is coming from after that point) and many are superficial or symbolic efforts rather than well thought out and executed commitments. In her first month, for example, she pledges to check her tire pressure and opt for natural glass cleaners, while three months later she's promising to fill the kettle with exact amount of water needed, recycle her wine corks and forgo Q-tips. While the details of her environmental crusade can weary, her griping about the efficacy of chemical-free shampoos and deodorants and the ugliness of sustainable footwear is fresh and funny; in these moments, Farquharson's appealing candor and nonsanctimonious attitude make other ecowarriors seem dour by comparison.

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A young eco-cynic becomes eco-friendly

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2010-08-01) Good Permalink

The title of this book is what originally caught my eye. It should really have dawned on me right then that if she calls herself an "eco-cynic" in the title, the book is probably going to include some snarky, disparaging...
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