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Too often, I get the feeling that authors of books like these come up with a few ideas, write them on the back of an envelope, then figure out how to stretch their "3 principles to..." or "change the world by..." concept into a 240 page book. Joel Makower's book is the grand exception. It is brimming with substance, possibly weighing in at under 300 pages -of 100% post consumer recycled paper- merely to conserve.
I work as the sustainability coordinator for a clothing retail store (shopbop.com), and his book is fantastic. It's taken a very long time to read, because every page seems to be followed by 5-20 minutes of pondering and scribbling ideas down.
Makower got his start in the green boom of 89-90, and much of the book references this period for perspective on where we are today, and what we can expect in the future. In a world where 18 months experience makes you a Green Jobs Veteran, Joel Makower is the old sage on the mountain top.
More About the Author
Joel Makower (born 19 February 1952 in Oakland, California) is an entrepreneur, writer, and strategist on sustainable business, clean technology, and green marketing.
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