This is a fabulous little book. Whilst most sane people (so perhaps not the Sarah Palin's of this world) buy into the new green reality - that the oil guzzling, linear growth modelling, spend your way out of trouble days of yore are coming to an end - its still the case that few people seem to get beyond contenting themselves with their green box collection on a Thursday and having warm feelings about Hugh Fearnley. 'We do our bit for the environment' they can be heard saying. And maybe they do. They know they should do more, but seem paralysed by the ghastly size of the collective challenge.
This book is heaven sent for those suffering the attendant weakness of will. Tracey Smith is exactly the kind of sane, humourous, non-shrill, practically-oriented voice that is needed to literally domesticate the philosophical triumph of the green movement. Its unfeasibly packed with practical advice on how to effect small, but significant, change in your daily life. Just as importantly it incentivises this change not just with the bare and gloomy facts of environmental and economic meltdown, but with evidence of the small, practical benefits that accrue to a life lived a little more sanely, relfectively and, of course, greenly.
Buy it or burn!