Sea level is rising. Coastlines will shift in ways that cause major geographic, real estate and financial impacts by 2050. For each foot of sea level rise, the ocean can move up to a mile inland. Anyone with property near the shore needs to understand this phenomenon, the property impacts, and how to adapt.
In his brand new book High Tide on Main Street, author and Florida based oceanographer John Englander takes the mystery out of all the science, policies, engineering and technology and takes a pragmatic look at what this means to land values, as well as social, government and personal action.
A lot of green energy ideas would make you blue in the face if you knew the truth.
In the new book Architect Laid Bare! In Shades of Green, veteran architect Robert Brown Butler focuses on taking the mystery out of the challenges of green architecture. In this highly readable and comprehensive book, he explains the newest and best ideas for creating each element of a modern building’s design and construction.
His book is packed with practical ways to help people achieve comfort and understanding about the design and construction of their home or office. Here’s a sampling of the many ways he identifies to keep false prophets from luring you with false profits —so you can add green to your life and green to your pocket at the same time:
Service Foods CEO Dr. Keith Kantor’s New Book, What Matters: Leadership Values That Just Might Save America, Offers Common-Sense Solutions to America’s Healthcare Crisis
Dr. Kantor uses the book as a blueprint for how we can save hundreds of billions of dollars per year over the next decade all while preventing debilitating, chronic illnesses
Service Foods, a leading provider of all-natural, high-quality food for home delivery, is pleased to announce the release of CEO Dr. Keith Kantor’s latest book, What Matters: Leadership Values That Just Might Save America (Effective Press, 2012).
In his new book, Dr. Kantor contends that the current structure of America’s healthcare system is bankrupting our country, threatening our global prosperity and weakening our world leadership by focusing on disease and accident management. What Matters reveals that despite the massive $1.8 trillion Americans spend on healthcare each year, we are still faced with soaring rates of arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and obesity.
Or, Man Did I Learn Way More Than I Wanted to From This Book
I was honored to be asked by GBA to review Green Building Product Certifications, a recent publication of Building Green, Inc. that makes a valiant attempt to demystify the seemingly infinite range of product certifications currently in the marketplace. The first clue that this was not going to be easy was the third line of the table of contents – “Green Labels: A mess, but not as bad as you think.”
Call me a skeptic, but I think it is probably as bad, or worse, than I think. Check out this quote early in the book: “A 2009 study by TerraChoice found 98% of consumer products … committed one of their seven sins of greenwash.” Another one I liked: “Most marketing claims, product specifications…are first-party declarations that have not been independently tested or verified.” What’s a poor boy to do?
Robyn O’Brien is not the most likely candidate for an anti-establishment crusade. A Houston native from a conservative family, this MBA and married mother of four was not someone who gave much thought to misguided government agencies and chemicals in our food--until the day her youngest daughter had a violent allergic reaction to eggs, and everything changed. The Unhealthy Truth is both the story of how one brave woman chose to take on the system and a call to action that shows how each of us can do our part and keep our own families safe.
O’Brien turns to accredited research conducted in Europe that confirms the toxicity of America’s food supply, and traces the relationship between Big Food and Big Money that has ensured that the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to allow hidden toxins in our food--toxins that can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer, and asthma among our children. Featuring recipes and an action plan for weaning your family off dangerous chemicals one step at a time, The Unhealthy Truth is a must-read for every parent--and for every concerned citizen--in America today.