Ryan from VT
For people like me who rely on a cell phone to rise and shine, I think the answer is about 0.02 seconds. Hm. For more info, check out PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel.
Karen from Jaffrey NH
Lane from OR
It’s not all bad! For more info about our intense and multi-layered relationship with this revolutionary substance, check out PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel.
This Earth Day we’re taking a hard look at plastic use around the office, in light of the new nonfiction we’ve all got our noses in, PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel. Check in for some of the questions you should ask yourself to reevaluate your relationship with this amazing, frustrating, life-saving, destructive material.
Oh, and you should enter to win our plastic-free green swag bag, too.
Remember, you can still enter to win collections from each of the eight poets featured on the blog this month. For more info, click here.
Enter here! Do it.
Master of Disguises by Charles Simic
Old War by Alan Shapiro
The Needle by Jennifer Grotz
Displacement by Leslie Harrison
The God of Loneliness by Philip Schultz
American Rendering by Andrew Hudgins
The Common Man by Maurice Manning
Woods and Chalices by Tomaz Salamun
“We take natural substances created over millions of years, fashion them into products designed for a few minutes’ use, and then return them to the planet as litter that we’ve engineered to never go away.”
Susan Freinkel is talking about plastic, the substance we have come to rely on more completely than any other synthetic material ever produced. In light of her perspective-altering revelations about our plastic consumption, we at HMH are celebrating Earth Day with a Plastic-free Prize Pack! Enter our sweepstakes for your chance to win a copy of the book and a starter kit for living green, with a tote, food containers, water bottle and more all made from sustainable materials. Plus, it’s all pretty cute, too. Scroll down for a complete listing of prize pack items.
The Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 25, 2011. One winner will be picked in a random drawing.
While you’re at it, share your plastic story with us—ways in which you are helping to reduce/reuse the plastic in your life, the one plastic item you can’t live without and why, the number of plastic items you touch in an hour, your favorite eco-friendly item, etc. Participation is not required to enter the sweepstakes, and your response may be used for marketing purposes.
View the full terms and conditions here.
The Earth Day Plastic-free Prize Pack includes the following eco-friendly items:
- One copy of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel
- One Plastic Pollution Coalition Reusable Water Bottle
item generously donated by Buy Green
- One June Fifteen Cotton Canvas Reusable Bag
item generously donated by June Fifteen
- One Sanctus Mundo Stainless Steel Oval Bento Lunch Box
- One Sanctus Mundo Stainless Steel Airtight Watertight Food Storage Container
- One Sanctus Mundo Stainless Steel Hot Meal Container
- One Sanctus Mundo Square Airtight Glass Container with Stainless Steel Lid
all items generously donated by Life Without Plastic
Life Without Plastic is committed to educating about the plastics issue, and features an Earth-friendly on-line boutique specializing in the healthiest, high quality, ethically sourced alternatives to plastic for everyday use.
- One ReBinder Professional Recycled Binder
- One RePlay Recycled Cardboard CD Case
- One ReWrite Recycled Notebook
all items generously donated by ReBinder
ReBinder, the maker of recycled binders, cardboard cd sleeves and other zero waste office products
Marketing manager and blogger Hannah Harlow shares her experiences from Tim Wakefield’s book signing.
As a native New Englander, I was born a Red Sox fan and will die a Red Sox fan. So it was a real thrill to get to meet Tim Wakefield yesterday when he came to Barnes & Noble at the Prudential Center to sign copies of his new memoir, Knuckler. I’ve been telling people that if they already like Tim Wakefield, the book will just make them love him more. I suppose the same could be said of meeting him. He was gracious and kind, shook everyone’s hand that came up to get a book signed, posed for countless pictures, and signed so many books we began to worry about tiring his right arm out on a game day. (But I suppose if he can throw the knuckleball night after night, signing his name a couple hundred times is just a drop in the bucket, right?) As one person I was talking to summed it up, “He’s a real gentleman”—and you can’t say that about just any professional athlete anymore.
Thanks to all the fans who came out and waited in line, and if you missed the event yesterday, Tim will be signing next on April 30 at the BJ’s in Weymouth.
More events listings, an excerpt, reviews, and links can be found here (www.hmhbooks.com/knuckler).