Skip to main content

books i read (sleeping naked is green)

I just finished Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson. It's the book companion to her blog, Green as a Thistle. Vanessa made one green change to her life every day for a year, and blogged about it. Her writing style in this book is casual and friendly; it often feels like you are reading a note from a friend. The changes range from really small (using only vegan floss) to pretty huge (turning off the fridge and selling the car.) It's an easy read and a good book for school because you can put it down for a couple days and then pick it back up. It also makes you really consider the choices you make in your everyday life and think about how they could be better- both for you and the earth. For instance, I only very recently got ticked off that we have styrofoam take-out containers at work. Nothing like packaging food in petroleum...

For more information on the book and the author, check out's review here.

In other news, I just saw a commercial for a perplexing new product, Robitussin 'to-go.'

I'm interested by the packaging design of a single-shot of cough syrup. I also have to wonder, though, if you are in need of cough syrup in the first place, shouldn't you stay in one place? If you really must be 'on the go,' wouldn't a pill or tablet suffice until you can get back to bed and back to the cough syrup. Really, I think they are pushing the market on this product and creating excess waste in the process. Any thoughts?

Happy Monday...