Change the World for Ten Bucks


You are what you do, right? A new book, Change the World for Ten Bucks, offers easy tips for change--and a few food-related facts. If you need a little more motivation to remember your re-usable grocery bags, check this: the average American uses a whopping 350 plastic bags a year!

The book encourages gardening, giving home-baked gifts, buying fair-trade foods, filling your teakettle with only the amount of water you need, and drinking out of a washable mug (Americans throw away 25 billion Styrofoam cups every year--and an estimated 410,000 paper cops every 15 minutes.) A few simple actions that can make big change if a lot of people follow through.