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There is too much information around about how to go green.  Many are left wondering who to trust and just how they can individually make a difference.

Every day we make hundreds of small choices that can influence our future and the planet’s. “Whole Green Catalog: 1000 Best Things for You and The Earth,” out this month from Rodale Books ($29.99), provides these simple tips to get you well on your way to being green.

Modeled on the “Whole Earth Catalog,” this compendium of products, easy on the Earth, ranges from kitchenware to cars to pet food.

Lush and stylish, the book lists everything you need to make you want to go off-grid: sustainable skateboards, products to help you recycle, appliances, biofuel and cashmere.

What’s missing  is the sense of an alternative lifestyle that drifted in waves from the pages of the “Whole Earth Catalog,” which was more of a manual for sustainable change — something you read on long winter nights in the city, while dreaming of building an A-frame house in the forest.

True to the times, the “Whole Green Catalog” is more consumer catalog than manual. Nonetheless, it fills an increasingly important niche — functioning as a clearinghouse of sorts for products that will only get less expensive as technology improves and quality increases. “What pleasure to imagine the future,” Bill McKibben writes in his foreword, “for ourselves and our society — that’s what this catalog allows. But what pleasure, too, to shape that future, in time to actually matter.”

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9 Responses to “Whole Green Catalog”

  1. RAMIRO Taveras

    Ramiro Taveras
    96 Oxford st. Apt. 1
    Lawrence, Ma 01841

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  2. RAMIRO Taveras

    I would love a catalog

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  3. sonia whitener

    I would love a catalog please
    P.o. box 201611
    Cartersville,Ga 30120
    Thanks

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  4. Eric Hamilton

    Would you please put me on your mailing list? Thanks a bunch Eric Hamilton PO BOX 122, Newton Falls, NY 13666

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  5. ag grover

    looking for a catalog to get off the grid…

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  6. Vickie

    Looking for some land under 5,000 for off grid living and I would like to also like to have some catalogs on building a homestead off grid. Please help with any information on the above. Thanks!

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  7. JAMES WILLIAMS

    2273 DUGGINS RD MADISON NC 27025 LOOKING FOR ALL FREE CATALOGS TO GET OFF THE GRID…..PLEASE SEND TO ADDRESS AND FOWARD TO PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP

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  8. linda stones

    Need to get rid of Roaman’s catalog. There is a site for this; even donated to it. Can you help me find that or another site to rid me of the catalogs?

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