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College of the Redwoods & Humboldt State U to have Plenty to talk about!

College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University have adopted Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon as their CommonBook  for the coming academic year.

Also selected for common reading at Colorado Mountain College and a One Book, One Community Choice in Alliance, OH, this book chronicles the remarkable and inspiring adventures of a Canadian couple who made a year-long attempt to eat foods grown and produced within a 100-mile radius of their apartment.

For more books on sustainability and enviornmental topics visit our First Year Reading page.

Also check out the recent Green books! post for information on other books like this one!


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One to watch! Tarleton State U adopts Planetwalker


Tarleton State University has selected Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence.  for their common reading program this Fall.

Planetwalker was also the 2008 Freshman English Common Reading Selection for University of South Carolina Upstate.

After witnessing an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay in the 1970’s, John Francis became frustrated with animal rescue and restoration efforts. He decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand by giving up using all forms of motorized transportation. Thus he began a journey, on foot, that lasted more than two decades and spaned two continents. Francis also took a vow of silence – one that lasted 17 years. His inspirational story serves as more than a look at a coming-of-age pilgrimmage. Its timely message will resonate loudly with students as efforts to “go green” continue to change, mobilize, and grow.


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For more about John Francis , his organization and his efforts, visit his website: Planetwalk.org.

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Virginia Tech goes green!

Virginia Tech University has selected Daniel Goleman’s new Ecological Intelligence for its 2009-2010 Common Reading program.

Ecological Intelligence


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