2017 Green Book Festival Winners

2017 GREEN BOOK FESTIVAL NAMES “THE COOL BLOCK” FOR TOP HONORS


SAN FRANCISCO_ A book that aims to start an international movement of neighborhood collectives devoted to eco-friendly practices is the grand prize winner of the 2017 Green Book Festival, which honors works that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment.

Author David Gershon’s The Cool Block: An On-Ramp to the Future of Our Cities and Planet (Empowerment Institute) is both a book and a program. The book offers a vision of what is possible for our cities and planet, and information about what can be achieved. The program puts the information into action to increase the quality of life for residents of a block, while also contributing to the viability of our planets life-support system.

The author has spent the last 25 years designing community empowerment programs around sustainability, making this book a roadmap for those seeking to take positive action on the changing worldwide environment.

Gershon and other winners, runner-up’s and honorable mentions will be honored in June at a private reception at the Hotel Rex in San Francisco.

Other winners in the competition:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

WINNER: The Big Book of Nature Activities – Jacob Rodenburg/Drew Monkman

RUNNER-UP: Coral Reef Ecosystem – Who Needs a Reef? – Karen Patkau

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Green is Good – Elizabeth Gorcey
  • Grow! Raise! Catch! How We Get Our Food – Shelley Rotner
  • A Moon of My Own – Jennifer Rustgi
  • Feronia – The Little Girl Who Learned to Fly Free – Nola Hennessy
  • The Family Tree – Laurie Copmann
  • The Goatee That Lived Sustainably – Kyle B. Hart
  • Follow the Moon Home – Deborah Hopkinson and Philippe Cousteau
  • Run for Your Life! – Lola M. Schaefer
  • A Squirm of Worms – Sherry Meinberg
  • The Big Blue Planet – Jueun Yi



GENERAL NON-FICTION

WINNER: Protecting the Planet: Environmental Champions from Conversation to Climate Change – Budd Titlow/Mariah Tinger

RUNNER-UP: What a Waste! – Claire Eamer

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Eyes & Spies – Tanya Lloyd Kyi
  • Eat Up! - Antonia Banyard/Paula Ayer
  • Footprints on an Island – Ray Chua >



POETRY

WINNER: Accidental Origami – Karla K. Morton

RUNNER-UP: Nature Speaks - Deborah Kennedy



ANIMALS

WINNER: Octopus Escapes Again! – Laurie Ellen Angus

RUNNER-UP: The Wildlife of Limericks A-Z – Jean Merrill

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • A Squirm of Worms – Sherry Meinberg
  • Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You – Karin Ireland
  • The Secret Life of LIlykins - Max Goodman



HEALTH/WELLNESS

WINNER: Patientology: Toward the Study of Patients – Pamela J. Brink

RUNNER: Post-Traumatic Stress: Not a Life Sentence – Nola Hennessy

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Rapid Core Healing – Yildez Sethi
  • Alzheimer’s ABC – Sherry Meinberg



SPIRITUAL

WINNER: The Dynamics of Global Leadership – Scott Friedman



HOW-TO

WINNER: The Cool Block: An On-Ramp to the Future of Our Cities and Planet– David Gershon



SCIENCE FICTION

WINNER: Barren Waters – Julia Shupe



YOUNG ADULT

WINNER: Wide as the Wind – Edward Stanton



WILD CARD

WINNER: The Natural Burial Cemetary Guide – Ann Hoffner



GENERAL FICTION

WINNER: Consequence – Steve Masover



COOKBOOKS

WINNER: The 40-Year Old Vegan – Sandra & Susan Sellani

RUNNER-UP: Cooking with the Muse - Stephen Massimilla/Myra Kornfeld