Monday, August 18, 2008

Big Green Purse

I am reading the most fascinating and helpful book,
Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World by Diane MacEachern.
Packed full of shocking information on the effects over consumption has on our bodies AND our planet, the author has excellent suggestions on how consumers can change their lives and change the world.
As a vegetarian, I support less consumption (or none at all) of read meat and dairy and was distraught at the statistics included in the book like:
"Farm animals in the US are fed or injected with 24.6 million pounds of antibiotics a year. The Union of Concerned Scientists notes that about 70 percent of all antibiotics made in the US is used to fatten up livestock" (page 150)
Help yourself and the enviornment by replacing at least 1 meal a week with a vegetarian option. By reducing your intake of meat by half, you will save 1.4 tons of greenhouse gases every year! (page 152)
Also included in the book are excellent websites and easy to follow tips, just making a small change will make a BIG impact.
For the website of Big Green Purse visit:

1 comment:

Diane MacEachern said...

Thank you so much for the great review of my book. More importantly, thanks for helping to spread the message that we can use our purses to make a difference! And finally, thanks for promoting reading!!! I love to read as much as I love to write; I'm delighted to find out about your blog. Best,
Diane MacEachern