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Come Celebrate the Launch of Green Washed in New York City on March 13, 2012

The path to environmental sustainability cannot be paved by shopping green.

New York, NY, February 28, 2012 --( Think the planet would be in good shape if everyone shopped green? Think again.
As Kendra Pierre-Louis shows in Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet, released March 13, 2012 on Brooklyn-Based Ig Publishing, dutifully trucking our canvas shopping bags to the supermarket, refilling reusable water bottle with tap water, reliably buying organic, even trading in a regular car for an electric one, isn’t enough to stop the current wave of environmental destruction. Beginning with the now ubiquitous reusable water bottle and looking at other key green industries such as sustainable fashion, green building, and energy, Green Washed, weaves a narrative thread that investigates the roots and effects of our green consumption. Along the way Green Washed connects what we consume, with how much we consume, and why we consume, to show that while greener alternatives are important, we simply cannot buy our way to sustainability.

Come join them in celebration of the release of Green Washed, on Tuesday March 13th, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at:

Wix Lounge
10 W18th St, 2nd Floor,
New York, NY 10011

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Green Washed is a new and unique take on green consumption, that author and environmental activist Bill McKibben says, "...makes clear, (that) what we need even more than clean cars are clean politics and economics that let us make sensible structural choices."

Meet the author, hear a brief reading, get your book signed, and mingle with other environmentally conscious individuals. Wine and Nibbles provided and Books available on site for purchase (credit & debit card only).

About the Author
Hailing from New York City, Kendra Pierre-Louis is a writer researcher, and environmental strategist. Her Book Green Washed is due out on Ig Publishing in March 2012. She received her B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and her M. A. in Sustainable Development with a focus on Policy Analysis and Advocacy from the SIT Graduate Institute. Kendra has worked for the United Nations Environment Programme’s Convention on Biological Diversity, the consulting and strategic planning firm Terrapin Bright Green, the New York Botanical Gardens and the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. She has served as a Sustainable Development editor for the social media platform and is a contributing writer to The Urban Times.

Green Washed
Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet
By Kendra Pierre-Louis
Ig Publishing
On sale: March 13, 2012
ISBN: 193543943X · Price: $15.95 · 225 Pages

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