Green Gone Wrong

Green Gone Wrong takes the reader into forests, fields, factories, and boardrooms around the world to draw out the unintended consequences, inherent obstacles, and successes of the products and practices that pledge to remedy today’s environmental woes. Reporting from a large-scale export-driven organic farm in Paraguay, a super low-energy “eco-village” in Germany’s Black Forest, biodiesel plantations in the slashed and burned rainforests of Borneo, and drought-plagued Southern India where trees are being planted to offset carbon emissions in the United States and Europe, Green Gone Wrong pieces together a global picture of what’s happening in the name of today’s environmentalism.

“Well written and exhaustively reported.” –The New York Times

“This carefully researched, deeply human, and eminently sensible investigation arrives just in the nick of time. Let’s hope it inspires a radical course correction.”

—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

“Heather Rogers reminds us with vivid examples that there’s no way we can just subcontract our environmental conscience to the new breed of green marketers.”

—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

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Named an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review and a nonfiction choice by The Guardian, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage is the widely praised debut by journalist and filmmaker Heather Rogers. Said to “read like a thriller” (Library Journal), Gone Tomorrow takes us on an oddly fascinating tour through the underworld of garbage and brings meaning to all that gets discarded.

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