The Green Book

Elizabeth Rogers, Thomas M. Kostigen

A wise frog once sang that “it’s not easy being green,” but even he, by the end of his song, embraced the emerald label. It turns out that the road to being an environmentally conscious person begins with a few simple steps. Filled with tips for making your home, office and a variety of different settings eco-friendly, The Green Book goes one step further and includes a breakdown of the effects your choices can cause—many of which are simultaneously frightening and empowering. Eventually the tips become overly repetitive and the sections where celebrities explain how they do their part are pure fluff. The book is an interesting read, but the authors could have made one more eco-friendly decision and trimmed it down a little. And of course, it is printed using 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper.