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This eBook is released as a free book so please read it and encourage others to do so either on Goodreads or in most eStores. Let me know your thoughts about 'Recycled Thoughts'! The eBook loses much of its intended formatting through upload. To download the full book, with the proper formatting for your book reader, please visit http://jorodrigues.com/recycled-thoug... ____ This eBook is released as a free book so please read it and encourage others to do so either on Goodreads or in most eStores. Let me know your thoughts about 'Recycled Thoughts'! The eBook loses much of its intended formatting through upload. To download the full book, with the proper formatting for your book reader, please visit http://jorodrigues.com/recycled-thoug... __________________________ Just how Green is Green? Recycled Thoughts will change your views on current environmental challenges. We can no longer afford to ignore the obvious because it is inconvenient. Logos, slogans, and Carbon Footprints are not Magic Filters that clean up our environment. These concepts are often abused for self-promotion and greed! Together we can address these urgent issues! We have the power to transform our lives, but how, is entirely in our hands!


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This eBook is released as a free book so please read it and encourage others to do so either on Goodreads or in most eStores. Let me know your thoughts about 'Recycled Thoughts'! The eBook loses much of its intended formatting through upload. To download the full book, with the proper formatting for your book reader, please visit http://jorodrigues.com/recycled-thoug... ____ This eBook is released as a free book so please read it and encourage others to do so either on Goodreads or in most eStores. Let me know your thoughts about 'Recycled Thoughts'! The eBook loses much of its intended formatting through upload. To download the full book, with the proper formatting for your book reader, please visit http://jorodrigues.com/recycled-thoug... __________________________ Just how Green is Green? Recycled Thoughts will change your views on current environmental challenges. We can no longer afford to ignore the obvious because it is inconvenient. Logos, slogans, and Carbon Footprints are not Magic Filters that clean up our environment. These concepts are often abused for self-promotion and greed! Together we can address these urgent issues! We have the power to transform our lives, but how, is entirely in our hands!

30 review for Recycled Thoughts: Just how Green is Green? (Environmental Issues covering: Reusing; Repurposing; Recycling; Downcycling; Upcycling; Ecosystem; Carbon ... Landfills; Sustainability) - Free Book

  1. 5 out of 5

    Olgo

    I don’t expect much from a freebie but this book is very good. It made me think about things I have taken for granted. I like that it doesn’t preach. The author gives us suggestions and ideas to reduce out impact on the environment. I also agree that we should not be recycling everything so quickly. Everyone should read this book. If we are going to make a difference, we had better start today.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Grady

    ‘If you live on this planet — you are responsible!’ Cape Town, South African author Jo Roderick has a rollicking sense of humor as is evident in the brief bio supplied on his Amazon page. His books range from THE BOOK OF LIFE (available in Portuguese and English), FORMAT IT YOURSELF. PUBLISH IT YOURSELF, SIX FOR SEVEN A SOUTH AFRICAN DINNER (a satirical comedy published in Chinese and in English), AEONOSPHERE (a science fiction thriller), and this little gem – RECYCLED THOUGHTS: JUST HOW GREEN I ‘If you live on this planet — you are responsible!’ Cape Town, South African author Jo Roderick has a rollicking sense of humor as is evident in the brief bio supplied on his Amazon page. His books range from THE BOOK OF LIFE (available in Portuguese and English), FORMAT IT YOURSELF. PUBLISH IT YOURSELF, SIX FOR SEVEN A SOUTH AFRICAN DINNER (a satirical comedy published in Chinese and in English), AEONOSPHERE (a science fiction thriller), and this little gem – RECYCLED THOUGHTS: JUST HOW GREEN IS GREEN? While some people continue to question global climate changes and the toxic wastes that threaten our planet’s longevity, Jo jumps in with some of the more intuitive and yet entertaining concepts about what we do with our ‘trash’ – as individuals and as businesses and corporations. In his well-written and solid Introduction to this plan for our improvement, Jo states the following – ‘The green tri-arrow logo upon most of our packaging is almost overlooked in its familiarity. It is a symbol that makes everyone feel better about what we do to our environment, but in reality does very little else. As the world becomes a little more aware of the state of planet earth, it has become fashionable to toss about terms covering all things Green. While it is noble to be concerned, it is simply not enough to become recycle friendly. “Why is that?” you may ask indignantly. Well, the reality is that recycling alone cannot reverse the damage that has been done — and for that matter, continues to be inflicted on our planet! Every decade has its buzzwords. There is always a catch phrase that sells products or ideas. We’ve had phrases like: Waste not want not; Keep it Clean; Keep it Green; Save the Trees; Recycling; Upcycling; Downcycling; Repurposing; the list is endless. At the time of this book, the world has forgotten about the ozone depletion. It has grown used to global warming, and now is Carbon Footprint aware. Anything that even dares to have a carbon footprint must be eradicated at once! Carbon is your enemy! What will the next decade’s panic inducing buzzword be? Are you obsessed about your carbon footprint? Really? Let us put some things into perspective. The average person throws away a cellular phone every two years, a car every three to four years, a refrigerator every decade or less these days, and you are worried about some carbon? The Carbon Footprint frenzy is just a current fashion trend. The time has come for some serious investigating into our own demands and patterns to bring about a concerted effort on a local and global scale. In order to do this we need to look at our past and track the changes through to the future.’ The Jo takes us on the road to recovery in the following sections - Terms and Concepts, Convenience and Technology, Recycling Pollution, Beyond Mere Recycling, Electricity Production, Reuse and Repurpose, Population Growth, Rubbish Dumps and Landfills, Effects of Water Pollution, and Our Clean Future. Anyone who can come away from spending time with this book with making major changes in personal and social interaction to campaign about the threats of global warming and the Green Brigade simply didn’t pay attention. We all need this book!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Janet Gogerty

    At school we had to read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson and years later though slugs ate my marigolds and caterpillars my cabbages I just planted things that don't get eaten - my little gardens have always been organic, I couldn't bear to drop Agent Orange on them. More recently I have read others claiming that Rachel Carson was responsible for thousands (or was it millions?) of malaria deaths because everyone has been to scared to spray mosquitoes. Well, environmental issues are never simple, b At school we had to read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson and years later though slugs ate my marigolds and caterpillars my cabbages I just planted things that don't get eaten - my little gardens have always been organic, I couldn't bear to drop Agent Orange on them. More recently I have read others claiming that Rachel Carson was responsible for thousands (or was it millions?) of malaria deaths because everyone has been to scared to spray mosquitoes. Well, environmental issues are never simple, but in this easy to read book the author has neatly summarised how we need to look at things from all view points and how we can all change the way we do things.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    You get what you pay for.........and this book was free. Though there were obviously good intentions, this one fell a bit flat for me. A lot of perceived opinion, little proof of research (multiple times the author notes 'there's plenty of facts out there!'.......would have definitely made more of an impact if he shared). Also, as a side note, if you want to be taken seriously, you should NOT use exclamation points every third sentence. Just a thought. You get what you pay for.........and this book was free. Though there were obviously good intentions, this one fell a bit flat for me. A lot of perceived opinion, little proof of research (multiple times the author notes 'there's plenty of facts out there!'.......would have definitely made more of an impact if he shared). Also, as a side note, if you want to be taken seriously, you should NOT use exclamation points every third sentence. Just a thought.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

    The message he is trying to get across is wonderful! The quality of the writing, not so much. There are a lot of biased opinions and facts without supporting evidence. Also, it kind of jumps around from topic to topic without any rhyme or reason. However, I would recommend it for anyone who has just begun their journey as an environmentalist. The author makes a lot of good points and it will help to open one’s mind.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    I'll start by stating that this book is free and if you're interested, you'll most probably find the download link either on the author's home page (he linked it on Goodreads as well) or at any retailer's. I found mine on Amazon when browsing Kindle freebies. I believe that this short book is perfect for people who are interested in the environment but do not have the energy to read a lot about it. This book sums up the recycling ideas quite well, but unfortunately there was nothing new in it for I'll start by stating that this book is free and if you're interested, you'll most probably find the download link either on the author's home page (he linked it on Goodreads as well) or at any retailer's. I found mine on Amazon when browsing Kindle freebies. I believe that this short book is perfect for people who are interested in the environment but do not have the energy to read a lot about it. This book sums up the recycling ideas quite well, but unfortunately there was nothing new in it for me. But I guess that has a lot to do with the fact that I'm studying environmental sciences at school at master's level and therefore I do have to know a bit more already than your average Joe. I read this book as a part of my reading challenge 2015 and more of my thoughts can be found HERE.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Audra

    The book offered a lot of big picture ideas of how we are ruining the plant and didn't really give any tangible action moving forward except buy less stuff and put more thought into the stuff we buy. I really appreciated the view that recycling is not the solution because it just further prompts the overconsumption of our society. Very thought provoking and short read. The book offered a lot of big picture ideas of how we are ruining the plant and didn't really give any tangible action moving forward except buy less stuff and put more thought into the stuff we buy. I really appreciated the view that recycling is not the solution because it just further prompts the overconsumption of our society. Very thought provoking and short read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Barry

    Boy, just when you think you know it all and feel good about recycling. Most of what the Jo says makes sense and that is scary. I almost feel guilty and maybe we should all do more. Read this! It’s a FREE read and you will be glad you did. I am.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tyron

    I wasn't expecting much from a free book but this was a nice surprise. I am passionate about the evnironment so when I saw it, I had to read it. Everyone must read this book. It costs nothing and Jo makes sense. we are responsible for this mess. I wasn't expecting much from a free book but this was a nice surprise. I am passionate about the evnironment so when I saw it, I had to read it. Everyone must read this book. It costs nothing and Jo makes sense. we are responsible for this mess.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    A great book that made me rethink many ideas about the environment. So much of what we are told is only half true. For a free read this is a great one to download. It doesn’t hold back. It’s what I expect from the author judging by his first book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Raili

    It gave me a new perspective on everything "green". And that's really all I could ask for. Well written and easy to read. It gave me a new perspective on everything "green". And that's really all I could ask for. Well written and easy to read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Terry

    Excellent. Eye opening to how much is going on and can be changed Time seems to be running out faster than money hungry companies want us to think.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alice

  14. 4 out of 5

    Gautam Sharma

  15. 4 out of 5

    Swarna

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ingrid

  17. 4 out of 5

    Non duality

  18. 4 out of 5

    Theresa Woolston

  19. 5 out of 5

    Amin Nagpure

  20. 4 out of 5

    Roger Sanderson

  21. 5 out of 5

    Katelyn St. Pierre

  22. 4 out of 5

    Toni Guerrero

  23. 4 out of 5

    Newton Duarte

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  25. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sophanna

  27. 4 out of 5

    Meg

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jamie McLachlan

  30. 4 out of 5

    D.M. Miller

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