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James Glave, a self-proclaimed "child of suburbia," learns about the real implications and sacrifices involved in sustainable living when he practices it at his home on Bowen Island, British Columbia, where "eco-yuppies" and local hunters are engaged in a turf war.
Employing gurus and energy-savvy builders, Glave sets out to build a "green" writing studio on a budget of $50,000. But he remains skeptical of the current trends in the eco-movement, and questions the high-and-mighty "conservationist" rigmarole.
How can a family man on a modest salary afford to live a green lifestyle? At what cost to his children? How do you get rain to go to your garden? How much eco-destruction is too much?
The book that results from Glave's attempts to answer questions such as these is a surprisingly funny, informative, and refreshingly irreverent take on green issues and a candid look at the costs and benefits of living an eco-friendly lifestyle.
About the Author
James Glave is a former senior editor of Outside magazine. He has also worked for and contributed to numerous other publications including Wired, Condé Nast Traveler, and The New York Times Magazine. He lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia, with his wife and two children.
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- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (September 1, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1602392862
- ISBN-13: 978-1602392861
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