Category Archives: Books

Bill McKibben: Step It Up 2007

Leading environmental thinker Bill McKibben calls in from Sundance and urges us all to get involved in Step It Up 2007, a call to every one of us to organize climate change rallies in our own communities (and in our own styles!) on April 14th. April Power will launch a Spring flowering of creative solutions and united optimism in the face of Climate Change. Bill also talks about his new book Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future due out in March.
PART 1 (11 min) PART 2 (7 min)

Catch Bill in the new film Everything’s Cool, which had its premiere this week at the Sundance Film Festival.


Hazel Henderson: Ethical Markets: Growing The Green Economy

Renowned Economist, pan-Media Personality, and producer of the Ethical Markets TV show, Hazel Henderson is one of the most high-profile proponents of replacing the GDP with an economic indicator that measures the true health of our society. After all, what good is GDP growth if it includes the costs of cleaning up pollution or building prisons? Her new book is called Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy.
PART 1 (11 min) PART 2 (7 min)

Sherry Boschert: Plug-In Hybrids!

In Plug-In Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America Sherry Boschert chronicles the coming together of Americans of all political stripes, from "left greenies" like herself to neoconservative hawks like James Woolsey, to call for 100mpg (100mpg!) Plug-In Hybrids as a solution to our environmental, energy, national security, and pocketbook problems. Let’s do it! LISTEN (12 min)

How Everyday Products Make People Sick

Consuming products in an informed and vigilant way can produce substantial health benefits to you, your family, and your co-workers. But you’ve got to know your stuff! Paul D. Blanc, MD holds the Endowed Chair of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and his new book is titled How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace. LISTEN (12 min)

Mark Harris and Grave Matters

Among the most important rituals that we take part in, the funeral’s true emotional and cultural impact has been compromised by the enormously profitable funeral industry. Mark Harris joins Betsy to discuss his new book "Grave Matters: A Journey through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial". It’s one of the most interesting books we’ve come across in a long time. LISTEN (8 min)


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