The Transition Companion book review A\J

The Transition Companion

Being an environmentalist isn’t for sissies – the statistics are depressing and they turn people off, and the problems often seem to have no end. Anyone feeling this way should read The Transition Companion, which mixes knowledge, action and inspiration to address a range of areas that are central to […]

Humanizing the Economy book review A\J

Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital

Humanizing the Economy describes an alternative economic system and accompanies it with examples of how such a system is being built around the world. Beginning with a critique of capitalism, author John Restakis argues that before the emergence of this economic order, market transactions were embedded in social relations that […]

No Impact Man book review A\J

No Impact Man

January 1 is the day most people stop to question their consumption levels and think about what is truly important in life. Writer Colin Beavan took a whole year to do this, along with his wife and toddler, as chronicled in No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal […]

Ecoholic book review A\J

Ecoholic + The Virtuous Consumer

It isn’t easy being green. There’s the guilt that comes with every plastic bag or paper napkin tossed, with each imported peach eaten, every jar of face cream or new pair of shoes bought. There’s the confusion of recycling and reusing, of figuring out what to do with those used […]