New guide offers solutions for environmental living with a political edge
TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Greenpeace Canada is proud to announce
the national launch of the official Greenpeace Living Guide. The second
edition offers practical tips for environmental living. It also reflects
Greenpeace's commitment to political action-looking at how each one of us can
be an everyday activist.
"The Greenpeace Living Guide offers readers the opportunity to get
serious about environmental change in their lives," says Greenpeace Executive
Director Bruce Cox. "Environmental living is a process. It's an adventure. The
Greenpeace guide is a companion for the adventure."
The guide is organized like an encyclopedia, with entries for a range of
categories from food to flooring, from toiletries to transportation. Essays at
the end of the 200-page book explore environmental issues like climate change,
biofuels and nuclear energy.
"At Greenpeace, we do in-depth research into an issue to understand how
to make change. Greenpeace isn't afraid to name corporations or criticize
governments. We are activists," says Cox. "And this sense of courage and
determination is reflected in the guide."
The Greenpeace Living Guide has been endorsed by prominent Canadians
including Stephen Lewis, Sarah Polley, Ed Broadbent and Maude Barlow, who has
called the guide a "must read for every Canadian." The first edition is a
Canadian bestseller, with over 8,000 copies sold to the public and distributed
to Greenpeace members across Canada.
"The Greenpeace Living Guide is a valuable gift for anyone interested in
environmental action," says Cox. "For the holiday season, it's a good solution
for all the 'enviros' on your list."
The guides, which are printed with vegetable-based inks on 100 percent
post-consumer recycled, processed chlorine-free paper, are available through
Greenpeace Canada member services and can be purchased by phone at
1-800-320-7183 or online at www.greenpeace.ca.
For further information:
For further information: or to interview Greenpeace Executive Director
Bruce Cox or guide editor Amy Katz: Kim Kerridge, (416) 597-8408 extension