Friday, 26 September 2008

Green Inspirations

This is my response to Jim Jepps post on books that inspire one politically. I don't have a background in politics, I read some books in 1999 when I was working at an environmental charity in Spain,, that lead me down this path, but they were to do with environmental living. And I'm going to stray a bit from the format and include other things than books. I've also been inspired by Caroline Lucas MEP, as have many others, to become more involved in campaigns, elections and other activity.

1. Green Home by Karen Christiansen, is a book that inspired me. I had of course heard about the environment, but not how we can change our lifestyles to reduce our impact. I liked it so much I read some of her other books, Home Ecology & Eco Living.

2. Small Is Beautiful by E. F. Schumacher, Economics as if people mattered.

3 Green Magazines. Most of the books I read are fictional or about history, so most of the information I get about the environment is from magazines and websites. My favorite is The Ecologist, despite Zac becoming a Tory its still good to read.

4. Green Blogs. Well it may embarrass him, but Jim Jepps (Daily Maybe) is inspirational, though I don't always agree with him. From small beginnings grew many other green blogs, but his is the first I read.

5. Green Websites,,, and many more

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