Join the Go Green Reads Group for a discussion of Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash. Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, takes readers on a surprising tour of America's biggest export, the most prodigious product, and the greatest legacy: trash. The bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century.
"Humes's argument isn't a castigation of litterbugs. It's a persuasive and sometimes astonishing indictment of an economy that's become inextricably linked to the increasing consumption of cheap, disposable stuff--ultimately to our own economic, political, and yes, environmental peril... his arguments for the rank inefficiency of our trash-happy, terminally obsolescent economy are spot on." -- Bookforum
In the spring of 2017 a group of area residents decided to start a discussion focusing on environmental and sustainable topics such as consumption, waste management, gardening, native plants, capitalism, and climate change. The goal of Go Green Reads is to spread awareness and inspire individual and collective action. In addition to discussing books, they also screen movies, engage speakers, and organize local field trips.
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of America’s biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash