I promised to divulge my recent interest in the Great Depression and green living: Enter The Worst Hard Time (The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl). This book is composed of the experiences of several families and paints a picture of the reality of living in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. It spans from the late 1920s when the government was first enticing families to farm the prairie lands to the early 1940s when rain finally fell, ending the drought. The over-farming that occurred and the complete lack of environmental concern that led to mass slaughtering of animals and a 9 year drought...I can't help but be concerned of it all happening again. And what I really fear is that it will take another horrible catastrophe before people realize that they are harming our earth.
So with this I have made steps to lead a greener life. Personally, Donovan & I switched to printing 16 Sparrows items in soy ink on recycled paper last year - but I still would like to do more in that area. Some blogs I have been finding helpful in this avenue are Sew Green and Eco-Chick (please let me know of any others).
In terms of info on the dust bowl and the book itself...the book was a great read, albeit a little hard to read because of the emotion and human struggle behind it. I give it 4 out of 5. If you want to learn more about the dust bowl there is always wikipedia and PBS has a section for it on their website because of a show produced about it. But, if you are really interested in it, I highly recommend you pick up The Worst Hard Time.