May 25, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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Better World Book Club is a group that focuses on humane issues and empowering its members to help shape a more compassionate world for all. Membership is open to anyone willing to engage in respectful dialogue with others.
Our May selection is The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and our Health—and a Vision for Change by Annie Leonard. Here's a little about this book: "We have a problem with Stuff. With just 5 percent of the world's population, we're consuming 30 percent of the world's resources and creating 30 percent of the world's waste. If everyone consumed at U.S. rates, we would need three to five planets! This alarming fact drove Annie Leonard to create the Internet film sensation The Story of Stuff, which has been viewed over 10 million times by people around the world. In her sweeping, groundbreaking book of the same name, Leonard tracks the life of the Stuff we use every day—where our cotton T-shirts, laptop computers, and aluminum cans come from, how they are produced, distributed, and consumed, and where they go when we throw them out. Like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff is a landmark book that will change the way people think—and the way they live."
We currently meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month and have online discussion available at all times at: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/41773.Better_World_Book_Club