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How to Create a Zero Waste Home

How to Create a Zero Waste Home

Today, our modern lifestyle includes so many ways to get things done faster and make life more convenient. Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson helps us recognize the huge impact our way of life has on the world; it creates mounds of garbage. In her book, she shows readers how they can live a life that generates very little waste. She knows – she is a real-life example. Read more…

Will the Pope Talk Overpopulation & I=PAT?

Will the Pope Talk Overpopulation & I=PAT?

As I am sure you have seen in the media, the Pope’s “papal encyclical” is due out tomorrow. As CNN explains, “Derived from the Greek word for ‘circle,’ a papal encyclical is a letter from the pope to Catholic clergy and laypeople around the world.” This one though, he hopes “will reach a wider audience, including world leaders meeting for several key environmental summits this year.” It is supposed to be the “first to focus exclusively on ‘creation care,’ the Christian idea that God gave humans the Earth to cultivate, not conquer.”  Read more…

On the Book, How Many is Too Many?

On the Book, How Many is Too Many?

What books had you so absorbed you found them hard to put down? One for me: the first edition of Man Swarm. When it comes to learning about the many ways overpopulation harms wildlands and wildlife, this book rocked my world. Working with Dave Foreman on the second edition of this book made me want to learn more about the biggest source of population growth in the United States: Immigration. Read more…

Keeper Quotes From Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

Keeper Quotes From Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

The new book, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot takes on the our ballooning population in a unique and visually hitting way. With provocative photos from around the world, OVER (for short) presents a collection of photos that show just how our human numbers and behavior have impacted Earth. Essays and narrative by prominent experts accompany the photos. In addition to the images, here are some quotes that particularly struck me: Read more…

97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

Jane Ziegelman, Director of a culinary program in New York City’s Tenement Museum, uniquely captures immigrant history in 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement.The families in this book come from various homelands, bringing their food customs with them to America, where they have become assimilated into the culinary choices of today. Each chapter gives a short biography of a different family living in the tenement, representing German, Italian, Irish, and Jewish descent. Read more…