Today wraps up the giveaway bonanza celebrating this blog's first anniversary. You can still enter to win the Soyabella Soy and Nutmilk Machine and the Evolve Roadrunner Showerhead. All the giveaway contests (including today's) ends at 6:00 pm PST, Friday, 3/7.
Today's giveaway is a couple books.
The first book is What to Eat (publish date 4/17/07), written by the nutritionist Marion Nestle who has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation and teaches nutrition at NYU.
In What to Eat, Nestle explains that the increasing confusion among the general public about what to eat comes from two sources: experts who fail to create a holistic view by isolating food components and health issues, and a food industry that markets items on the basis of profits alone.
She suggests that, often, research findings are deliberately obscure to placate special interests. Nestle says that simple, common-sense guidelines available decades ago still hold true: consume fewer calories, exercise more, eat more fruits and vegetables and, for today's consumers, less junk food.
This book makes for great companion reading to In Defense of Food.
The second book is written by one of the authors of Affluenza. In David Wann's new book, Simple Prosperity (publish date: 12/26/07), he shows us how we can overcome affluenza to recapture a more abundant and sustainable lifestyle without sacrificing everything you love.
This book will give you the courage to trim down all the excess and make significant changes to your lifestyle to make room for the things you really value. If you enjoyed reading Affluenza, then this book makes for a great follow-up on how to implement the ideas presented in the first book.
There will be two drawings in today's giveaway. One for Simple Prosperity and one for What to Eat.
And, for those who have not been following along, to participate in the giveaway, just enter your name in the comments for this post to be entered in a random drawing. If there is a book you don't want, make sure you also include that in your comment. The drawing ends Friday 6:00 p.m. PST. I'll announce the winners for all the giveaways on Sunday.
Good luck to you all and here's to another year of eco-craziness!