Posts Tagged ‘environment’

The Green Living Handbook & Low Carbon Diet by David Gershon (Part One)

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

A couple of weeks ago I posted a rhyme called “Crazy Dayze” and listed these two books as well as Our House is on Fire by Greta Thunberg and family to read in conjunction with the envirnment: Here’s the link to the rhyme posting in case you missed it:…f-normandy-beach/ .  It was posted on June 6th, D-Day, so it was a double posting, with the rhyme at the bottom.

The Green Living Handbook and the Low Carbon Diet are similar guidebooks. The subtitle of the Green Living Handbook is: A 6 step program to Create an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle.  Both books address ecology issues, except the Low Carbon Diet is a 30-Day Program to lose 5,000 pounds (carbon points) , while the Green Living Handbook divides environmental activities into six steps, starting below the photo of the cover:

1. Dumping on Garbage- Reducing Your Solid Waste

2. Wasting Water is All Wet – Water Efficiency
3. Getting a Charge Out of Saving Energy – Energy Efficiency
4. Ticket to Ride – Transportation Efficiency
5. Good Buys Forever – Eco-Wise Consuming
6. You Make the Difference – Empowering Others
The Low Carbon Diet has 5 sections:
1. Cool Lifestyle Practices
2. Cool Household Systems
3. Empowering Others to Lose Pounds
4. CO2 reduction Action Plan
5. Program Support Tools
Both books encourage you to be part of a “team” so that these actions can be done with more of an impact and also put these suggestions into practice with a support group. I plan to post the ideas on my website, perhaps one section each week.
In the meantime, if anyone of you reading t his is interested in being part of my “team,” please contact me at: to make a plan to put these ideas into practice, using the workbook approach and plans from one of the books, since there is overlapping.
Both books (8 1/2″ X 11″ softcover) are available from Empowerment Institute: Low Carbon Diet is $12.95 and the Green Living Handbook is $14.95. To order, go to The institute is located in West Hurley,  NY.


Lancaster Farm Poem & Painting

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Lancaster Farm

painting by Judy Ringold (above) and poem by Stanley Fink (below)


Early morning rising sun


Farm house



All nestled

In the green shade of

Old Oak and Maple trees.

This place is

So quiet, serene and still

It seems frozen in time.

The harvest and livestock

Are safely sheltered

From rain and snow.

But the biggest threat

Is our own attitude.

This land is sacred–

We do not own it.

Ours only to borrow

To preserve for tomorrow.


Thanx to Judy & Stanley for their timely contributions! I am reading books on climate control and the environment, so this dynamic duo seems very timely.