April 22, 2014 was Earth Day but it is and should be celebrated year round. If we want to be sustained by this planet we call Earth-then we must sustain her as well, or suffer the consequences. We can't let the greed, not to mention the ignorance of big business turn our planet into one which will not be fit to live in. We, the little people, are all trying in our own way to help. Whether we recycle and reuse, help to clean up the garbage strewn in our wilderness areas, sign petitions or just by teaching our children, every little bit helps.
When I was asked to read Seeing Green by JKS Communications, I knew I had to read and review this book. You see I have an environmental science degree and during those college years (I actually went back at age 40 to get this degree)I water sampled with an environmental group for the entire 4 years. I also helped at the environmental fairs where I was set up both to get signatures for various and sundry current affairs (Stopping the hormones going into cows which ended up in our milk was one of them) and to collect money at the food location (I am a bookkeeper!). Somewhere in the middle of these college years the Earth Summit was held in Rio. To learn a bit more about this treaty click into Wikipedia to start-then go from there
Arcani Kirsch recently graduated college and managed to get a job in EnvironMentality which was an International association of Green minded businesses in Washington, DC. She had been to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and was bound and determined to get the United States to the next conference and to agree to and ratify the Earth Treaty. As you might suspect, Arcani hit roadblocks almost everywhere she turned--but she kept her sight on the prize!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Described as a “timely, energetic and witty” story of a young woman on a mission to puncture the stasis of US environmental policy (Book Review, Huffington Post, 04/04/2012), Seeing Green pays homage to the DC scene, international---and office---politics, and idealism. The novel also explores the rocky and rewarding terrain of family and personal relationships from the perspective of a multicultural protagonist in “a felicitously fast-moving, tightly organized narrative.”
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About the Author: (from The Globalist)
Annabel Hertz has over a decade of leadership and consulting experience in policy development and external relations for issues-based/stakeholder organizations in the areas of international relations and sustainable development.
She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in international relations at American University. Previously, she was an adjunct professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations and a Global Governance Fellow at the World Economic Forum.
Ms. Hertz holds an MPA from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, an MA in international relations from San Francisco Sate University, and a BA in politics from the University of California.
In 2012, she published Seeing Green, a humorous novel about a multicultural activist’s jaunt into the world of 1992 international-Washington politics
From the back of the book!
Annabel Hertz is an ardent fan if international and US Presidential politics, and fiction with unconventional protagonists. Seeing Green is her first work of fiction. Like Arcani, the novel's lead character, Annabel gre up in San Francisco and lives on avocados and espresso.
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