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Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community

3.12 of 5 stars 3.12  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This follow-up to 'It's Easy Being Green' takes green living outside the domestic sphere and into the wider environment. It features ideas, examples and case studies for implementing green ideas at work, in public buildings, in schools and in building and design.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published January 14th 2008 by Gibbs Smith
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Jan 16, 2011 EdibleNotesReviews rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: green initiatives, green guides
Taylor's compilation of over five years of columns on "Going Green" from Jackson Hole, Wyoming is insightful and resourceful. Exactly the kind of resources an individual or small group can use to change not only their own green profile but can use to instigate wider, community-wide change.

Taylor is obviously from a building background and her resume' certainly supports that. The first four chapters of this slim, neatly organized and well printed (Gibbs-Smith, the publisher, is to be lauded for t
Sarah Sammis
Go Green: How to Build a Earth-Friendly Community by Nancy H. Taylor is a slim volume (164 pages when counting the resources and index) that introduces key concepts for environmentally friendly living.

The book starts with simple changes that can be done at home or in the office to save energy and resources. From there it builds outwards, first with ways to remodel existing structures, then to building green from scratch, green transportation, sustainable local food sources, water conservation an
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I read the book and it really is a comprehensive checklist of all things green. I even learned about what I think is the new mainstream thrust of the green movement, considering the "embodied energy" of that which we consume. Very thought-provoking and a great resource.
The 1 page forward was the most insightful part of the book. The idea that the green movement is best served by community activism, better than individual, political, or business activism, is a stirring realization. Some good stuff in the book too.
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