Think Green: The Future is Awesome
Jason A. Safford
Author House (2014)
Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (5/14)
Article first published as Book Review: ‘Think Green’ by Jason A. Safford on Blogcritics.
“Think Green: The Future is Awesome” by Jason A. Safford is an ecological book that makes the question to go green a simple one for all of us. In all honesty, I was happy to pick up “Think Green” because it looked like a quick read that would help me understand in simple terms what “going green” really means, a question that has been lingering in my head for the longest time. I am happy I did.
Although the book is short and to the point, Safford did an awesome job presenting the topic in its entirety. The book begins to enlighten me immediately through the foreword, by exposing the different applications of the meaning of the word “green” when speaking of the environment, wellbeing, and money. I am still surprised that one word could have so many implications that all relate to one true fact, and that it can be utilized to create and promote a change of thought, and a lifestyle movement, which in this case would be the ecological conscious and sustainability movement. Just these few foreword pages made the book worth reading!
Safford begins by removing the myth that going green is hard and requires a complicated process. I remember many years ago while working as a job cost accountant in the construction industry, how becoming green implicated a big expense, as well as a difficult and complicated road. I was under the impression this was still true, but Safford proved this wrong. In his book he takes the reader through all the different aspects of our systems from a city level to a global one, breaking it down for us in each of our ecosystems resources. He not only makes it simple, but also personal by beginning each chapter with a quote that makes evident how becoming green is not complicated. On the contrary, being green is just going back to basics and remembering forgotten knowledge while applying new knowledge and technology.
I can’t stress enough how much I liked “Think Green” by Jason A. Safford. This is a well written source of information that will truly resonate to readers like me, and move them a little closer to thinking green!