Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Book week - Hey Mr. Green giveaway

Hey, Mr Green!Here's to another exciting green book week! This week I'll be focusing on book giveaways, book club posts, book reviews and the like. So, if you like books, this is your lucky week!

Since I'm torturing you all with sweaty butt cracks and not allowing you to buy anything, I thought I'd feed your desires with a giveaway of the book, Hey Mr. Green: Sierra Magazine's Answer Guy Tackles Your Toughest Green Living Questions, by Bob Schildgen. From the publisher:

When is the right time to replace an old refrigerator? Is it more environmentally correct to buy your beer in bottles or cans? And is it okay to knit a sweater with acrylic (petroleum-based) yarn?

For several years, Bob Schildgen (aka “Mr. Green”) has been answering real-world questions in his Sierra magazine column. Readers know they’re getting up-to-the minute, authoritative responses, because all information is backed by the research and experience of Sierra Club. But Mr. Green’s legions of fans have also come to expect a refreshing dose of common sense — and often a laugh, too — because Bob is a funny guy with his feet on the ground.

Now the editors of Sierra magazine have distilled the best of “Mr. Green” into this enormously useful and entertaining book, organized for easy access: “At Home” offers tips on staying cool, cleaning up, and other domestic details; “Food for Thought” focuses on how to eat and drink better while spending less; “Out and About” covers getting around, fueling up, and enjoying the great outdoors; “The Three Rs” shows you how (and why) to reduce, reuse, and recycle almost everything; and “The Big Picture” considers how the environment, politics, religion, and other issues intersect — often at the dinner table.

Bob Schildgen writes the popular “Hey Mr. Green” environmental advice column for Sierra magazine, where he was managing editor and book review editor for many years.

To sign up for the random drawing, just add your name to the comments. The drawing for the book will be held this Friday at 6:00 pm PST. Good luck!

141 comments:

Camille to a T said...

pick me! haha
-Camille

Latigo Liz said...

Count me in please!

Robj98168 said...

me! pick me!(raises hand up and down frantic like, jumping up and down going OOOH OOOH OOOH!)

contessa20 said...

Count me in!

jackie said...

Enter me, please.

Besma said...

Yep, count me in please!

Burbanmom said...

Oooooh, that looks much more amusing than the "Necessary Revolution" book I've been yawning my way through! Count me in!

ib mommy said...

Count me in-- I could use a refreshing dose of common sense!

Heather @ SGF said...

Please add my name to the drawing. Sounds like a great book!

JenHarper said...

Put my name in the hat!

Jezamyn said...

Ooh I'm in!

TurtleSoup said...

Count me in please

sueinithaca said...

Count me in!

ELP said...

Enter me, please

Robin Shreeves said...

Enter me, please.

kssnflwr said...

Count me in!
Melissa

Texan Mama@WhoPutMeInCharge said...

It's always good to learn something new.

Sonnjea B said...

Count me in! Thanks.

ali said...

Me too!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

I'm adding my name... Becky

Jena said...

*crosses fingers* I'm in! :)

Bobbi said...

Please count me in!

MEL said...

Please enter me in the drawing! Thank you!

Mary

Teri said...

ooooooooooo, is it ok to knit with acrylic yarn? I must know the answer to this.

pick me- I will not sleep until answers fill my head

Sandy said...

I'd very much like this book! I've never heard of Mr. Green.

Abbie said...

That book sounds really useful. Please add me to the drawing! :)

Heidi said...

Oooohhhh, I need those questions answered!! -Heidi B

Moriah said...

choose well!
-Moriah

Hil'Lesha said...

Sounds good!

Rachel said...

That looks great. Count me in.

Jen said...

Throwing my hat into the ring. :)

Thanks!

Natalie said...

Me too, me too Crunchy!!

scifichick said...

Please add me too.

Simplebeauty said...

sounds great. count me in. :)

Lisa

greeen sheeep said...

Yes, please!

Jennie said...

Oooh! I like books, specially when the AC is off. Put my name in the drawing!

Bobbi said...

Pick Bobbi from SoCal. Pretty please with honey on top. I promise to lend it around.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win!
Jo

MissAnna said...

I'm in!

Gina said...

Oh well GREAT!! Bottled beer vs. canned beer! Well, I just never thought about that. I've been buying bottled, micro-brewed beer...but now that I think about it...my city doesn't recycle glass!! So I guess I SHOULD be buying the canned beer!!! Dammit, Crunchy! (shaking fist in air)

Oh my, oh my....I think I may need this book afterall.

Bunny said...

Pick me! :) I was considering this the other day at the bookstore - it looks good!

Donna said...

Crunchy,
I would be interested in this ook!
Donna

Angela said...

Hoping to win!

Jason C said...

winner, winner, chicken dinner?

-Jason
http://www.screamtobegreen.com

yellowpansy15 said...

count me in!

Stephanie said...

I am in!

De in D.C. said...

Please add me to the drawing. This book sounds like a hoot.

agreenfire said...

add me to the drawing please.

Michelle said...

I'm in! I'm dying to know the answers to the questions about beer in cans vs. bottles and the acrylic yarn.

heather t @ make a bag said...

ooh, pick me please!!

just me said...

Oh, I've been wanting to read this! Please count me in!

Danielle Bratis-Smith said...

Sounds like a great book

Lyndsay @ LouLouBell said...

Nice, please add me in, Lyndsay : )

Sarah said...

I would love this book .... but I can't buy it right ;)
I haven't been signing up for your challenges but I find myself doing them anyway. Strange. After I got a diva cup both my daughters did too. The pee one was good. I put it on the compost and it certainly speeded things up. So far I haven't bought anything this month. Thanks for the inspiration.

beverley said...

The earth is what we all have in common.

~Wendell Barry~

PKJ said...

I'm in.

Thanks for doing this!

rachel said...

I'm in.

Jeanne said...

I'm in!

roxanne said...

Sign me up! Roxanne "The Winner" Carlile

statia said...

Yes please.

Maggie said...

It's always nice to win something!

Anonymous said...

OOH! I can't resist the lure of free books. ;-)

--Ave

mudnessa said...

i could definitely go for a green read.

Rebecca said...

rebecca-want it!

wasteweardaily said...

Sure, sign me up for a free book. Or a chance at one.
Cindy

peregrine said...

just found your blog and its one of my favorites! doing my part! acting locally! all the best!

delpasored said...

Pick me pleeeeaase!

tortuga said...

Sounds awesome! I want!!!

cindy24 said...

would love to be in

Amber said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks

Lily said...

Yo....

Melodie said...

I'm in. This book looks great!

Katie_bug said...

I want in! - Katie

Well Nessy said...

Definitely count me in!

stella said...

Include my name :)

Julie Artz said...

Oh, I've been wanting to get this book...Pick me, pick me :)

no.hunting said...

long time listener, first time caller. love the show. gotta give you props for the inspiration, in all aspects.

mpeachyk said...

"Oooh me! Oooh me! Pick me!" says the girl in the back of the class while stretching her hand way up in the air, fingers wiggling! :)

anajz said...

May I play too?

kamewh said...

Would love to win!

Jessica said...

Ooooh, a contest! I'm in!

Village Green said...

Signing up...

MamaBird said...

why not?

Matriarchy said...

Bacon! Because advice is better with bacon.

chattycat said...

I'm random. It is the perfect drawing for me :)

DramaMama said...

I'm in...please...

Coffee Bean said...

I can use all the help I can get!

WellManneredFrivolity said...

Count me in!

kimberly said...

hey crunchy
if you're including canadians, throw me on the list.
cheers =)

Justine said...

I would love to read this book. Count me in.

swampstew said...

Hmm. I love a good drawing!

Marcia

gpc said...

I'd love to have Mr. Green in my life!
gail

Julie said...

I'd love to have this book!

Bucky said...

I just know I'm gonna win this time!

April said...

I would love to read what Mr. Green has to say!

Cindy in Falmouth, ME said...

Me, too, please!

The Purloined Letter said...

Count me in, too!

Paola said...

Please add, Paola. Thank you

Artistmama said...

Yes please, pick me!

B

daughter said...

Lots of comments on this one surprise surprise!

Billie said...

That books sounds very interesting. Count me in!

Pink Sky said...

Wow, I have actually asked myself some of those questions so I have to throw my name in the virtual hat, please. :) Thanks!!!

Queen Whackamole said...

Yes, please! And maybe you could let everyone know the answer to the yarn question? Sounds like a lot of us are curious about that one...

Sharlene said...

pick me. Pick me

Nature Deva said...

I'm definitely interested in reading this, too.

Lisa said...

put my name in for the draw please.

Anonymous said...

Please add me to the drawing.
Lee

Christine F said...

Sounds like a good book! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Hope things are looking up at your homefront. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Christine

Dillon said...

I'll look for space on my bookcase.

Poetry said...

Hiya! I join all your challanges but keep pretty quiet. I'd love to read the book!

Dani said...

sounds like a fascinating read

Monster Librarian said...

Sounds good. Count me in too please!

Katie said...

count me in too please!

sconover53 said...

What a very helpful sounding book for those of us that are new at the "green" lifestyle.

melpaco said...

count me in too please.

Elizabeth said...

I would love to enter. Thank you!

Arnoud, Jazmin and Humphrey said...

I've been wondering about the beer bottles v. cans for a while now...

Erika said...

Count me in!

Brandie said...

Sign me up!! =)
Please and thank you!

lauren said...

Sign me up!

Thanks.

Priscilla (also credited as Prissi or Cilla) said...

I need to learn all I can. being new to greenness and all :) Count me in !

- Priscilla

Janis said...

I want to learn from Mr Green!

pink dogwood said...

count me in please

rosiegirl said...

Please count me in.

jennconspiracy said...

me too!

gate84 said...

Toss my hat into the ring

kidk4m said...

Please count me in!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun and informative read!

Josie said...

Lucky # 129 right here :)

cricket said...

I am new to all of this blogging stuff and love crunchy chicken...I have even taken the diva challenge-and love it. I hope you pick me for the book!

Anonymous said...

The CTDaffodil wants the book!!!!
I know its a random generator - but I promise to donate it to our library so others can read it when I'm done.....(did that help?)

Shananigans said...

Please count me in!

kate said...

I'm in too!

Sarah in Indiana said...

Sounds like a fun read.

East End Jenn said...

Living greener is something we're working on every day (and blogging about too!) I'm definitely in!

Cat said...

I'd love to be entered, please!

Lisa said...

me, me!

Abi said...

Please toss me in as well!dhhxxpu

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Count me in

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Mistress Herbalist said...

Count me in please

Miss Kris said...

made it just in time

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