Is it more environmentally friendly to use paper towel to dry your hands in a public washroom or an electric air dryer? Trying to sort out what’s best for the environment and which environmental battles are worth fighting can be confusing. In his award-winning 2011 book How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything, Mike Berners-Lee breaks down the concept of a carbon footprint and explores how our everyday activities impact climate change.
The book has been picked for the fourth installment of ACAP Cape Breton’s Pages for the Planet book club series.
“How Bad Are Bananas? will be a great resource for people who are looking for a renewed sense of perspective on their efforts to make carbon-conscious choices,” says Kelly Krawchuk, Education Manager at ACAP Cape Breton. “We’re looking forward to the book club discussion as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations.”
The discussion was scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, but it has been postponed until the new year.
“We wanted to give more people a chance to come in and pick up a copy of the book and read it at their leisure over the holidays, so we’re postponing the discussion until the new year,” says Krawchuk.
Readers interested in learning more about how to combat climate change can borrow a copy of the book for a $5 deposit and will have the holiday season to finish the book before the book club discussion, which will be held in the new year. Keep an eye on the ACAP Cape Breton website or Facebook page for more information.
ACAP Cape Breton is a non-profit, charitable community organization that integrates environmental, social and economic factors into projects focusing on action, education and ecosystem planning. The Pages for the Planet book club series is part of ACAP Cape Breton’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.