Did you know that your fast food fries contain a chemical used in Silly Putty? Or that a juicy peach sprayed heavily with pesticides could be triggering your body to store fat? When we go to the supermarket, we trust that all our groceries are safe to eat. But much of what we're putting into our bodies is either tainted with chemicals or processed in a way that makes us gain weight, feel sick, and age before our time.
So I am late to the game with this one. However, even though I finished this in 2015, it is amazing how salient The Onmivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan still is. If you are into sustainability, don't discount the importance of food and agriculture to the overall conversation. This book is full of sustainability lessons.
I have loved this book and have found myself talking about it, writing about it and sending out tweets that quote the book. In fact, I was speaking to someone at Georgia Organics and she told me that it was required reading for all employees when they first start. That's how powerful this book is. Plus, it's very, very well written. The words drip like honey and put you in each setting that makes you feel like you are there with Pollan whether it's preparing a meal or killing Joel Salatin's chickens.
Ecology and economy—must there be a disconnect? How can America and other parts of the tamed world be “rewilded”? What does “eco-capitalism” really look like on the ground? What does it mean to have wolves (the largest wolf pack in the Lower 48) and grizzlies living in your backyard? What’s the role of the United Nations in a modern world fraught with nuclear dangers, America-hating terrorists and the spectre of Ebola? All of these questions flow dramatically through the life of one man, a legendary American media mogul who all these years has lived a parallel lesser-heralded life closer to nature.
In Todd Wilkinson’s critically-acclaimed book, “Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet,” one of America’s most outspoken and controversial businessmen, environmentalist and humanitarian rises on the page. Meet Turner the “bison baron” and pathfinding practitioner of the triple bottom line.
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The evidence is all around us. Extreme weather, driven by climate change, is shattering records all over the planet. Our natural resources are in greater demand than ever before as a billion more people enter the global middle class, wanting more of everything. Radical transparency is opening up company operations and supply chains to public scrutiny.
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For its 30th anniversary publication, Inc. Magazine created a "Business Owner's Bookshelf", a list of 30 books to guide entrepreneurs and managers. The books covered over 70 years of management writing from How to Win Friends and Influence People to Good to Great and beyond. Green to Gold, a new classic, was included on this list.