Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
Green Bites: Ecological Musings from the Front
by John Vlahakis
250 pages, paperback, 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
Published March 1, 2011 by New Leaf Distributing Co Inc
With a world more complicated than ever, and endless talk about the need to make lifestyle changes that are better for the planet, it can be hard knowing how to start along the path of greener living. For those of us just beginning our path, and for those already going along it, Green Bites offers food for thought about ways to become more informed and make healthier, happier choices for yourself, your family, and the environment. Integrating themes concerning energy, waste, consumerism, health, and more, John Vlahakis writes openly and succinctly about some of today s most relevant issues and offers his thoughts on all things Earthy.
Unfortunately the author, as do so many, also falls occasionally victim to the green claptrap and bull dust that is perpetrated by those with a hidden agenda in the green industry. Some of those that many fall victim to is the “using less paper saves trees” mantra.
On the other hand this book is a goldmine of valuable information and food for thought and some parts should, most definitely, be required reading for our politicians such as the section on carbon capture where John so correctly points out that Nature has provided us with the perfect answer to capturing and storing carbon emissions, they are called trees and we just need to plant a lot more of them.
John Vlahakis has maintained a keen interest in our environment and the human experience. He is the founder of Earth Friendly Products, a green household products brand and a daily blogger at earthyreport.com. He has always had an interest in protecting the environment John is an avid entrepreneur, author, photographer, father, husband, and not necessarily in that order. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. John van be followed at earthyreport.com and his photography can be viewed at johnvlahakis.com. John was born in Chicago, IL to Greek immigrant parents.