Reading Recommendations: Simple Prosperity, Finding Real Wealth in a Substainable Lifestyle, David Wann.
Are you ready to passionately declare yourself "green" but secretly hide a carbon footprint the size of Texas? Do you speed right by your local farmer's market in a desperate rush to go buy the latest in entertainment gadgetry? Are you constantly overwhelmed by how much stuff you seem to have but how little time you have to enjoy it? Careful, you may suffer from Affuenza. But fear not, David Wann knows exactly how to help.
In his Affuenza, David Wann and his co-authors diagnosed the debilitating disease of over consumption. Now in Simple Prosperity, he shows us how we can overcome it to recapture a more abundant and sustainable lifestyle without sacrificing everything we love. Wann believes in small, everyday changes such as:
-Creating a richer you through new experiences
-Forming higher-yield friendships and stronger bonds by simply saying, "Hello, neighbor".
-Taking care of your health (you may be surprised in what ways it'll help you save).
-Remembering you may be short on time but so is Mother Nature if that microwavable container takes too long for her to break down and much much more.
A new way to invest in yourself and our planet.
And, Silent Spring, the classic that launched the Environmental Movement, Rachel Carson.
Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did exactly that. The outcry that followed its publication in 1962 forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the law affecting our air, land, and water. Carson's passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.
And, another book whose authors name we hear almost daily. An Inconvenient Truth, the Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, Al Gore.
That word "Global Warming" we hear almost daily. These are but three books on our shelves having to do with just that. The reader can judge for her or himself just how personal or close to home one is affected.
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