Going Green

April 20, 2008
(was 05.27.2007)

Posters at Starbucks ask customers to focus on the world water crisis. Church congregations ask the faithful to go on a "carbon diet." Slate magazine asks readers to take a "green challenge." We've got green cars, green clothing, green politics and even green weddings. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, a look at the green revolution that's sweeping America - and the world. Can a global grassroots movement to save the planet succeed where politicians have failed?

  1. Colin Beavan on No Impact Living

    Colin Beavan is a mild mannered writer and a self-described "guilty liberal." He maintains a blog of his and his wife's experiments in what they call "no impact living."

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  2. Bill McKibben on "Deep Economy"

    Bill McKibben has been warning us about global warming since his 1989 book "The End of Nature." In his new Book, "Deep Economy," he makes the case that "more" does not lead to a happier life.

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  3. Jeff Ferrell on "Empire of Scrounge"

    Jeff Ferrell gave up life as a tenured professor and became a dumpster diver. His new book is "Empire of Scrounge."

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  4. Paul Hawken on "Blessed Unrest"

    Environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken started counting up the people and organizations who are quietly trying to save the world and found over a million of them.

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  5. Linda Lear on "Beatrix Potter"

    Linda Lear tells Jim Fleming that the creator of Peter Rabbit could have been a scientist.

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