From the Back Cover
Green is not about giving up. It's about gaining more money, time, opportunity, health, and well-being. Green, American Style proposes a uniquely American perspective that takes into account your values, our country's democratic and capitalistic history, and our ingrained resistance to reining in. More than a list of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle, this book explores the green movement from the diverse perspectives of business, faith, and lifestyle, showing you the economic, physical, and spiritual benefits of sustainable living.
"Dispelling the eco-hype and celebrating a sustainable model of 'business better than usual,' Clark makes going green seem as American as (organic!) apple pie. Read Green, American Style, then pass it along to a friend. It will change your life--satisfaction guaranteed."--Matthew Sleeth, author of Serve God, Save the Planet, and Nancy Sleeth, author of Go Green, Save Green
"Clark provides a practical guide for those wanting to learn more about minimizing the impact their lives have on our planet, especially as consumers. Clark's insights, drawn from her personal journey to living sustainably, make this book a joy to read."--Jim Thomas, vice president of corporate social responsibility, JC Penney
"At a time when many of us are experiencing 'green fatigue,' Green, American Style inspires us to think smarter, cultivate natural-grown leadership skills in others and ourselves, and use our pioneering spirit to cause a ripple effect that will transform our communities, our country, and our world."--Lee Enry Erickson, community manager for SustainLane Creation, www.sustainlane.com/creation-care
Anna M. Clark is president of EarthPeople, LLC. She is a member of the Greenbiz Intelligence Panel, and her ideas for greening small business have appeared in USA Today, Greenbiz.com, FoxBusiness.com, and Entrepreneur Radio. Clark and her family live in Dallas, in one of the first Texas residences to earn a platinum LEED-certified rating from the US Green Building Council.