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Crap At The Environment: A Year In The Life Of One Man Trying To Save The Planet

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When award-winning comedian Mark Watson set up a blog announcing his intentions to halve his carbon footprint in a year, hundreds soon joined him. This is the story of the year that followed, when one environmental novice, green you could say in all senses of the word, tried to save the planet.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Kasia
Dec 14, 2009 Kasia rated it it was ok
Not too impressed with this book. It wasn't all that informative, common sense mostly, and a bit surprising how late Watson came to some of the realisations. Segregating trash, not leaving devices on if it can be helped and eating a lot of fresh locally grown vegetables, I grew up learning that stuff, so excuse myindifference tohis struggles in adjusting to these lifestyle changes. And struggle he does. And then he goes overboard with all things green to finally come to realisation that being gr ...more
Nick Davies
This book by Mark Watson (the comedian) is about his attempts to be more environmentally responsible, and it also aims to persuade the reader to do the same sort of thing.

It was pretty good - obviously it's a difficult balance to be educational but not preachy, amusing but not flippant, and all that - but it felt slightly 'moderate' as a consequence of striking these balances. It was however very readable and amusing, and though it's not going to change my (also fairly middle of the road) views
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Sam
Feb 13, 2014 Sam rated it liked it
This is a rather amusing look into how one man not concerned about the environment finds himself on the path to green-dom and all of the battles and dilemmas (large and small) he faces along the way. Granted this isn't the most informative book but I don't think that is the point of it. For me it is more about showing how the little things can add up and make a difference and how everyone should be taking a little bit of responsibility, even if you don't care or believe in climate change as Mark ...more
Ellen
Aug 10, 2015 Ellen rated it liked it
I did have issues with this book treating such a serious topic with giggly fickleness. But by the same token, I understand that's one way to get people to connect with a complex, frightening phenomenon.
Mark Nunn
Jan 13, 2011 Mark Nunn rated it liked it
A very entertaining book that is full of useful advice. It covers a broad range of subjects; travel, recycling, freecycling, vegetarianism, self sufficiency etc. All delivered with a friendly humerus style. The blog entries included make for fantastic reading too
Tom Bevan
Jun 13, 2011 Tom Bevan rated it it was amazing
Hilariuos and inspiring..exactly the sort of thing society needs to change our habits. Well done Watson!
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apparently you cannot consider yourself a greenie if you consume anything meaty.
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Mark Andrew Watson (born 13 February 1980) is an English stand-up comedian and novelist.

Watson was born in Bristol to Welsh parents. He has younger twin sisters called Emma and Lucy and brother Paul. He attended Henleaze Junior school and then Bristol Grammar School, where he won the prize of 'Gabbler of the year', before going to Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English, graduating wi
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