2014-2015 Common Reader: Garbology
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
In our lifetimes, each of us is on track to produce a whopping 102 tons of trash.
How can we reduce those numbers and put America on a trash diet?
Garbology, Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes reveals what this world of trash looks
like, how we got here, and what some families, communities and businesses are doing
to find a way back from a world of waste.
About the Author: Edward Humes
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Edward Humes' latest book is Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash (Avery Books, April 2012). His other books include Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution, the PEN Award-winning No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year In the Life of Juvenile Court, the bestseller Mississippi Mud and Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion and the Battle for America's Soul.
Garbology Arts Contest
Deadline: Friday, March 27
Common Reader Nominations for 2016-2017
Note: Last day to vote for a nominated title is March 31, 2016.