Grist’s Wake Up and Smell the Planet

Stopped by the Grist book release party tonight in Pioneer Square. Nice to see a lot of old friends in attendance. It was quite the affair. Lots of Fair Trade Theo Chocolate…and for some reason not a lot of people eating it. Weird. Anyway…on to the book:

Like Grist, this is a quirky, humorous, entertaining, and sometimes irreverent read. We all have our morning routines, whether it’s making coffee, walking the dog, feeding the kids, a shower and a shave, the office commute, or some combination thereof. And at each of these morning moments-in fact, at any given time throughout the day-we’re making choices. What to eat, what to wear, how to dispose of dog poop or diapers, how to travel from point A to point B, where to have a post-work cocktail, and on, and on-this compact and resourceful handbook takes a look at how to simplify and “green” our daily choices, from the moment we get up in the morning, until we finally lay our heads down at night.

Grist magazine’s news about green issues and sustainable living is far from predictable. A self-proclaimed “beacon in the smog,” it provides some of the most refreshing and knowledgeable voices on how to live wisely and promote a healthy world. Consider this guide an off-line beacon, bringing Grist’s edgy authority, impeccable research, and planetary cheerleading to a broader audience.

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It’s the first contract software development that I’ve done in a while, but I thought it would be a good ideas to reassemble some troops in Seattle for potential future work on the NewsCloud platform. Please let me know what you think of the application.