BIG GREEN PURSE by Diane MacEachern. Avery (pap) $17.95
No, I haven't read this book. YET. But I'm ordering it today from my Daedalus Books catalog (where it's on sale for $4.98!). Here's what the Daedalus folks, whom I've grown to trust, have to say about it: "Environmental author and speaker Diane MacEachern offers this simple but revolutionary message: the fastest, most effective way to change the industries that pollute the planet is to mobilize the most powerful consumer force in the world—women. In this empowering, enlightening book, she shows how women can harness the power of their purse and shift their spending to commodities that have the greatest environmental benefit. MacEachern targets 20 commodities—cars, cosmetics, coffee, food, paper products, appliances, and more—where women's dollars can make a dramatic difference, and provides easy-to-follow guidelines.
I'm not usually a fan of how-to anything, but this time I'm willing to take the $5 gamble. Seems a small price to pay for saving the world.