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Non-fiction book: Trash Talk (1 Viewer)


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About Trash Talk
ISBN: 1-4137-2518-X / ISBN-13: 978-1413725186

People are constantly bombarded with negative information about the environment and our resources. In Trash Talk, we focus on changing people's mindset to a more open, hopeful and proactive one. We focus on the reuse of "waste" materials and reducing the consumption of resources. Trash talk is written to empower people to feel more positive about their worth as individuals in a hectic, expensive, environmentally stressed world. We show how to make a real and visible difference, while saving money at the same time.
Trash Talk could be an excellent resource in the classroom for recycling, environmental and gardening programs. Educators/caregivers can use the book to teach gardening skills (seed saving, composting, tree planting) and Vermiculture (worm composting) - the students can build their own worm bin and learn from the "worm farm". (Did you know that compost worms (red wigglers) can produce 2,000-9,000 babies annually?) Craft websites are listed for artistic projects using "waste" items. The book could be used as a tool for probing young minds to come up with original reuse ideas or environmental activities that the group can participate in. 140 resources listed at the back of the book will lead educators and individuals to new information and ideas. Trash Talk is at the Grade 10 level of reading, however, in the hands of a teacher the concepts and projects can easily be implemented as early as Grade 4.
Trash Talk has been globally received and locally embraced. Eagle bulletin (South Africa), Conservation and Recycling Journal (Netherlands), Natural Life Magazine (Canada) and Alternatives Magazine (USA) - are some examples of this global support. Trash Talk has had some limited coverage in the UK through both online and print publications including: Warmer Bulletin (July 2004), Scrap Magazine (March/April 2006). Georgina Bloomfield of the UK branch for Friends of the Environment has reviewed the book and heartily recommends it. The most recent exposure in the UK region was in Sept, 2006 with Heavens Promotions Newsletter.

Recent and Upcoming Exposure for Trash Talk (going back only 4 months):

- Heaven Sent Spiritual E-zine (UK)- Sept 2006 (http://www.heavensentpromotions.com)
- Balanced Living Magazine (USA) - Sept/Oct 2006
- Whole Living Journal (USA) - Sept/Oct 2006
- Sime-Gen Reviews - Sept 2006 (http://www.simegen.com/reviews/list/30688.html)
- The Ink Slinger - Oct 2006 (http://www.theinkslinger.net/interviews.html)
- Zero Footprint's Green Product Database, Education - Oct 2006 (http://www.zerofootprint.net)
- Women's Empowerment E-zine - Nov 2006 - Dec 2007 (http://www.womensempowerment.info)
- The Share Guide (USA) - Nov 2006 - Dec 2007
- Fallen Angels Reviews - Dec 2006 (http://www.fallenangelreviews.com)
- EcoMentors E-newsletter - Dec 2006 (http://www.ecomentors.com)
- Robor Writing & Editing: Volume 2, Issue 1 January 2007 (http://www.jeanbaileyrobor.com)
- Maggie Speaks Interview - Jan 11, 2007 (online radio show)
- Canadian Teacher Magazine - Winter Issue 2007
- My Shelf - Feb 2007 (http://www.myshelf.com/beneaththecovers/columns.htm)
- Carol Johnson's Author Spotlight - Feb 2007 (http://www.carolannjohnson.net)
- Alok Health Monthly Newsletter (Alok Holistic Health Center) - Feb 2007
- Green People Database (http://greenpeople.org/searchResults.cfm?memid=23502)

---Recent & Upcoming Interviews---
Robor Writing & Editing Newsletter: Volume 2, Issue 1 January 2007 (http://www.jeanbaileyrobor.com)
Maggie Tells All (Online Radio) Jan 2007 (http://www.margaretmlenois.com/Home.html)
My Shelf (Online Interview) Feb 2007 (http://www.myshelf.com/beneaththecovers/columns.htm)
Carol Johnson’s Author Spotlight (Online) Feb 2007 (http://www.carolannjohnson.net)
Acaysha's Radio Show (Online Radio) April 2007 (http://radio.photon.net/acaysha)