Sustainability A love story

Nicole Walker

Book - 2018

"Personal essays that delve into scarcity and abundance, reflecting on the fragility of human life, adolescent lies, what recycling can reveal about our not so moderate drinking habits, and more. Examines what it means to live and love sustainably while still being able to have Internet and eat bacon"--

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Series
21st century essays.
Subjects
Published
Columbus : Mad Creek Books, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
viii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780814254851
0814254853
Main Author
Nicole Walker (author)
  • Dear rain
  • Sustainability: a love story
  • Cautionary tales
  • Fire question
  • The end of the coffee is the end of the world
  • Are we going to make it? another kind of sustainability
  • Regeneration
  • Hegel's dialectic: give or take an inch
  • Between me and you
  • 21,000 acres and counting
  • Revolution
  • Love in the time of global warming
  • Carbon-sucking mushrooms will save us but whiskey will kill us anyway
  • Love comes in waves like an ocean
  • A count
  • Of constancy
  • The grass is always greener
  • Pipeline
  • In the end, we will fight over cheese
  • Sustenance
  • You never know just how you look in other people's eyes
  • Thumbs
  • "Are we on fire" may have been an Indigo girls song
  • Surfaces, depths, and plentitude
  • Inner resources
  • You can't love one
  • Why I did not ride my bike today
  • Sustainable garbage
  • Teeth
  • Sustainable lies, sustainable statistics
  • DNA
  • Sustainable dogs
  • on time and timing
  • Sustainable caulk
  • Judgey McJudgerson
  • Straw men
  • Action
  • On beauty
  • You can choose what you remember.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Personal essays that delve into scarcity and abundance, reflecting on the fragility of human life, adolescent lies, what recycling can reveal about our not so moderate drinking habits, and more. Examines what it means to live and love sustainably while still being able to have Internet and eat bacon"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In Sustainability: A Love Story, Nicole Walker questions what it means to live sustainably while still being able to have Internet and eat bacon. After all, who wants to listen to a short, blond woman who is mostly a hypocrite anyway'who eats cows, drives a gasoline-powered car, who owns no solar panels'tsk-tsking them? Armed with research and a bright irony that playfully addresses the devastation of the world around us, Walker delves deep into scarcity and abundance, reflecting on matters that range from her uneasy relationship with bats to the fragility of human life, from adolescent lies to what recycling can reveal about our not so moderate drinking habits. With laugh-out-loud sad-funny moments, and a stark humor, Walker appeals to our innate sense of personal commitment to sustaining our world, and our commitment to sustaining our marriages, our families, our lives, ourselves.   This book is for the burnt-out environmentalist, the lazy environmentalist, the would-be environmentalist. It's for those who believe the planet is dying. For those who believe they are dying. And for those who question what it means to live and love sustainably, and maybe even with hope.  

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Personal essays examining what it means to live and love sustainably while still being able to have Internet and eat bacon.