I know I’ve been a bit silent on the blogging front for the past month or so. This is because I’ve been working on a big project I’m really, really excited about, and I just got the go-ahead yesterday to share the news here with all of you.
I’m delighted to announce that a book about how to live trash-free, written by yours truly(!), will hit the shelves in Fall 2012. What started out as a memoir about our Green Garbage Project year has morphed into something much cooler – a guide for others wishing to go garbage-free. The basic idea is that we all make garbage and we all have very different lives, but that there are some guiding principles that can apply to most of us to help with moderate or extreme trash-reduction. I’m in touch with a number of other garbage-free families across the country from many different situations: some have kids, some are single, others live in apartments or own their homes. We all share our how-to tips for trash-free living in a number of situations, from waste-free holidays to going trash-free in the workplace. The focus is on simple, practical advice for everyone, whether you want to reduce your trash each week or go whole hog and live zero-waste.
The book is currently untitled, but will be published through Ten Speed Press, which has published great books like The Moosewood Cookbook and Eco-Beauty (I’ll write more about this one as I pick up book reviews again).
The timing is perfect for me, since I have summers off. I’ll now be immersing myself in writing and editing this guide over the next few months. I’ll keep you updated about the book’s progress as it goes along.
Also, now that the book is official, I’m back to being a much better blogger, so check back regularly! Thanks, all, for taking this journey with me!