Aside from the whole getting to vent my feelings, frustrations and rants all over the world wide web (what the heck is the INTERNET??), every now and then I receive a super exciting email from someone or some company doing someTHING amazing, asking me to try out their awesome THING.
The most recent item I was lucky to get my hands on was Sara Gilbert's book, "The Imperfect Environmentalist." Look, I'm going to let ya'll in on a little secret here. When it comes to environmentalism and all those sorts of things, I usually take the approach of, "well, being vegan is super green, so that's enough."
Oh, and we cloth diaper. So take that, landfill!
I know, I know, it's not the right attitude to have and I don't ALWAYS have it. Sometimes, however; it's easy to get swallowed up in all these different "movements." You can be vegetarian, vegan, \'green,' an environmentalist, eco-friendly; seriously, there's a lot of things to be and it's not always simple to know where to start.
Enter Gilbert's book.
"The Imperfect Environmentalist" provides seriously poignant, but easy-to-follow advice for a reader with any sort of education level, skill set or economical background. Are you a vegan living on your friends couch? OK, cool, Gilbert provides you with tips, such as buying only organic must-haves, like the dirty dozen to save costs or by riding your bike more to save money and gas! Perhaps your a humane, meat-eating, farmer market loving billionaire? No problem, Gilbert provides you with tips on how to go organic past your refrigerator, from the toys your children are playing with, right down to the organic cotton pajamas they should be wearing.
"The Imperfect Environmentalist" is the perfect mix of informative, but cheeky; practical, but fun. Gilbert tackles the topics of environmentalism and going organic with a grace and down-to-earthness that makes this transition seem more like a reality and less overwhelming.
Trust me. Coming from someone who has employed the "I'm doing enough for the world!" sentiment more than one person should, "The Imperfect Environmentalist" is a must-have for your bookshelf; or hell, for your friend's coffee table if you're crashing on their couch!
No, but really, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book (made on recycled paper!) for yourself, your friends and anyone else in your life who should care a little more about the footprint we're leaving on the world.
Oh, or anyone who has ever watched Roseanne. (Or still watches the reruns over, and over again. Longing for the caustic, biting wit of Darlene Connor. Sorry, Sara, I had to).
For those of you living under a rock: Sara Gilbert is widely known for her roll as the angsty daughter on the show Roseanne, but can now be seen rocking the television show The Talk, and spreading her kick-ass vegan, environmental ideals to the world.
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