Almost Green: How I Built an Eco-Shed, Ditched My SUV, by James Glave

By James Glave

One man's irreverent and hilarious chronicle of his bold yet clumsy efforts to tread flippantly at the planet.

In virtually eco-friendly, James Glave demonstrates that the adventure alongside the trail to a greener lifestyles isn't really regularly effortless yet is usually hilarious and continuously enlightening. Glave -- a author and stay-at-home dad -- describes his reviews development a eco-friendly writing studio within the entrance backyard of his domestic on Bowen Island, British Columbia, a not-so-green paradise the place suvs nonetheless outnumber compost containers. whereas dealing with the numerous frustrations and small victories of this project, Glave additionally dabbles in grassroots local activism. He visits a very eco-friendly family members dwelling within the concrete jungle of town and comes to a decision he needs to divest himself of his hulking suv, so generously given to him through his spouse's father, with out offending his benefactor.

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