Local author Barbara Greenleaf will speak about and sign copies of her latest book "Adventures in Ecoland: My Humorous Take on Going Green" on Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m.
Adventures in ECO Land: My Humorous Take on Going Green applies a light touch to a heavy subject, the environment. But with catchy chapter titles such as “Meat Me Halfway,” “Bye, Bye Bathtub,” and “Dishing the Dirt on Dishwashers,” the book manages to address everyday topics in a way that entertains as well as enlightens. Adventures also features many photos of marvelous assemblages made from found objects. They just go to show that one man’s trash is another man’s (or woman’s) treasure.
About the Author
Barbara Greenleaf writes the bi-monthly blog, www.ParentsOfGrownOffspring.com, which deals with the many issues that arise in today’s adult family. After graduating from Vassar College, she worked at The New York Times and was granted her first book contract at the age of 24. She has eight books to her credit, including two young adult novels still in print, Animal Kingdom and Good-to-Go Café. She also published the award-winning nonfiction books America Fever: The Story of American Immigration; Forward March to Freedom; Children Through the Ages: A History of Childhood; and Help: A Handbook for Working Mothers. She also served as a contributing editor at Working Mother magazine
REVIEWS FOR ADVENTURES IN ECO LAND
“I applaud Barbara for making sustainable living not only do-able but fun. In this book she takes on the big subjects, such as colonizing the moon, as well as the little subjects, such as swearing off plastic straws. Even if you’ve never recycled a paper bag in your life, Adventures in ECO Land will raise your awareness of environmental issues and do so in a most entertaining way.”
— Ed Begley, Jr., actor and environmentalist
“Barbara looks at the big environmental challenges we face and creates personal and funny stories that inspire us to make important changes in our own lives. She gently reminds us that we all have a part to play every day.”
— Dennis Thompson, FAIA, LEED AP, Citizens’ Climate Lobby