Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Cr*p at the Environment by Mark Watson

This is the ideal antidote to the gloom and doom environmental books I read recently Six Degrees and Field Notes from a Catrastrophe. Those were important books and should be read by anyone who cares about the current climate crisis. However this book is entertaining and practical and enthuses the reader to take action. Mark Watson is a comedian who was won over to the environmental cause by a variety of things including Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth. Mark then set up an organisation he called Crap at the Environment for people like him who didn't know much about the environment but recognised it as an important issue and wanted to learn more and moer importantly take action in their own lives. The book follows his efforts to reduce his carbon footprint including trying to learn to ride a bike, grow his own food and cut down on air travel ( a particular challenge for a comedian with a successful international career). He shares his successes and his failures and is entertaining and inspiring. The book also includes a lot of practical information and resources to help everyone to become Better at the Environment. 

Crap at the Environment by Mark Watson published by Hodder and Stoughton, 2008.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Sounds like a great book that I will have to track down.

JoMo said...

I've heard of the book, have to see if it's on eformat. Thanks.
Jo

Rabbits' Guy said...

Sometimes a few personal examples are worth a whole lot!

Over here, our state grows and markets a LOT of potatoes. The head of the State Potato Commission is publicizing their health features by ONLY eating potatoes for 2 months! He is only one month in so far and is very sick of it! Wishes he was inb for only a month!

bunnits said...

Sounds like a good one to look for. Thanks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I will try to track this one down! Sometimes I learn more from a book with a light touch.

gabriellebryden said...

Sounds great - thanks for the tip. Air travel must be a real problem for lots of celebrities - how to be green and still travel like a star - haha.