2009 Green Book Festival Winners

LOS ANGELES (April 20, 2009) _ The 2009 Green Book Festival has named Saci Lloyd’s “The Carbon Diaries: 2015” as the grand prize winner of its annual competition honoring books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment.

Lloyd’s novel details the world of sixteen-year-old Laura Brown, who lives in a carbon-constrained U.K. where everything from heat to transportation to the daily shower is regulated by government-issued points. In a world gone eco-mad, and with the highest-category storm in history headed straight for her, Laura clings to her band, the Dirty Angels, and dreams of a normal life.

For its vivid portrayal of a world that may become the new normal in short order, and for its page-turning way of making the reality of the environment’s possible future understandable to the average reader, the judges have awarded “The Carbon Diaries: 2015” the grand prize of $1500. Lloyd and other winners will be honored in Los Angeles at a private Earth Day reception.

Other winners in the competition:


WINNER: “You Are Here,” By Thomas Kostigen


  • “Grave Matters,” by Mark Harris
  • “Renewable Energy Made Easy,” by David Craddock
  • “Ecological Intelligence,” Daniel Goleman
  • “Smogtown,” Chip Jacobs & William J. Kelly
  • “The Bridge at the Edge of the World,” James G. Speth
  • “Greasy Rider, by Greg Melville
  • “Strategies for the Green Economy,” Joe Makower with Cara Pike


  • “The Green Guide To Power: Thinking Outside The Grid,” Ronald H. Bowman, Jr.
  • “The Mom’s Guide To Growing Your Family Green,” by Terra Wellington
  • “Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide To Sustainable Fashion and Beauty,” by Summer Rayne Oakes
  • “Change The World For Ten Bucks,” Chronicle Books
  • “Green Kids, Sage Families,’ Lynda Fassa
  • “Green Your Home,” by Jeanne Roberts
  • “Greenopia: New York City” by Green Media Group LLC
  • “Sustainability by Design,’ By John R. Ehrenfeld
  • “The Green Collar Economy,” Van Jones
  • “Destination Wildlife,” by Parmela K. Brodowsky and the National Wildlife Foundation
  • “Revolution in a Bottle,” Tom Szaky
  • “Green, Greener, Greenest: A Practical Guide,” Lori Bongiorno
  • “The Scavenger’s Manifesto,” by Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson
  • “Going Green: A Wise Consumer’s Guide To A Shrinking Planet,” Sally and Sadie Kneidel
  • “From McEnergy to EcoEnergy,” by Dennis Jacobs and Karen Branden


WINNER: “The Tree,” by Dana Lyons, illustrated by David Danioth


  • “Sprout Your Own Sweet Scents,” Chronicle Books
  • “The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save The Earth,” by The EarthWorks Group, illustrations by Michele Montez and Lorraine Bodger
  • “Baby Turtle’s Tale” – Elle J. McGuinness, illustrated by Romi Caron
  • “Dot’s Lot,” by Mary Ann Mitchell, illustrated by Sharon Grey


  • “Bee & Me,” by Elle J. McGuiness, illustrated by Heather Brown
  • “Green Start: Your Food,” by Sally Hewitt
  • “Discover The Amazon,” by Lauri Berkenkamp, illustrated by Blair Shedd
  • “What Bluebirds Do,” by Pamela F. Kirby
  • “Lions, Tigers & Bearts, “ by Ron Hirschi, photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen
  • “The Greening Book: Being A Friend To Planet Earth,” by Ellen Sabin
  • “20 Easy Ways To Help Save The Earth,’ by Coach Pedro & Susan Adam Rita, illustrations by Murilo Pruner
  • “Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” by Steven Kroll, illustrated by Steve Cox
  • “10 Things I Can Do To Help My World,” by Melanie Walsh
  • “Colonel Trash Truck,” by Kathleen Crawley, illustrated by Manuel Conde


WINNER: “Diet For A Poisoned Planet,” David Steinman


  • “Coconut Philippines,” by Lalaine Villafuerte-Abonal
  • “Proud Parents’ Guide To Raising Athletic, Balanced and Coordinated Kids – Karen Ronney
  • “Earthquake!” by Susan Berger


WINNER: “Me and the Biospheres,” by John Allen

RUNNER-UP: “The Great Peacemakers,” by Ken Beller and Heather Chase


WINNER: “Cooking Green,” by Kate Heyhoe


WINNER: “50 Ways To Save The Ocean,” by David Helvarg, illustrations by Jim Toomey


  • “Build Your Own Electric Vehicle,” by Seth Leitman and Bob Brant
  • “Green Beginnings,” by Avrim and Vicki Topel
  • “Green Living For Dummies” by Michael Grosvenor, Liz Barclay and Yvonne Jeffery
  • “Sneaky Green Uses For Everyday Things,’ By Cy Tymony


  • “A Community Guide To Environmental Health,’ by Jeff Conant & Pam Fadem
  • “From Seed To Table: A Practical Guide to Eating and Growing Green, by Janette Haase
  • “50 Simple Steps To Save The World From Global Warming,” The Green Patriot Working Group, edited by Sheila Huettl
  • “Cocktail Party Guide To Global Warming,” by Annette Saliken
  • “Green Housekeeping,” by Ellen Sandbeck
  • “Living Green,” by Greg Horn
  • “Vinegar,” by Vicki Lansky
  • “Big Green Purse,” by Diane MacEachern


WINNER: “Where The Redwing Sings,” by Ed Kostro


  • “Dark Card,” Rebecca Foust
  • “Love Lyrics in Light and Shadow,” by Helen H. Gordon
  • “Sorry, Tree,” by Eileen Myles


WINNER: “The Carbon Diaries 2015,” by Saci Lloyd

RUNNER-UP: “Young Revolutionaries Who Rock,” Dallas Jessup


  • “How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate,” Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch
  • “Hippie Chick,” Joseph Monninger


WINNER: “Food Fray: Inside the Controversy Over Genetically Modified Food,” by Lisa H. Weasel, Ph.D

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate,” Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch


WINNER: “Sacred Earth: Planet of Light,” by Ernest L. King


  • “The Time After,” Doug Fogelson
  • “Listen to the Heartbeat of the Earth,” Jane Dove Juneau


WINNER: “See Into The Sea,” by Molly Peckels, illustrated by Svett


WINNER: “The Garden of Earth: Living Remedies & Earth-Honoring Practices,’ by Laura Lamun


  • “Green Witness: Ecology, Ethics and The Kingdom,” James Stock
  • “Planetary Citizenship,” Mwende May
  • “Ceiling on Desires,” Phyllis Krystal


WINNER: “The Girl Who Rode Dolphins,” by Michael J. Ganas

RUNNER-UP: “Pollen and the Ring of Harmony,” by Francis T. Perry Williams


WINNER: “Greening Your Business,” by Daniel Sitarz


WINNER: “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring The Seven Continents,” by Marty Essen

RUNNER-UP: “The Otter Spirit,” by Judith K. Berg


WINNER: “Healing Natures: Repairing Relationships,” edited by Robert L. France


WINNER: “Under Erciyes,” by Janet Ritz


  • The Reds, The Greens& The Sweetest Honey Anyone Has Ever Tasted,” By Mark Freid
  • “Cretaceous Dawn,” L.M. Graziano and M.S.A. Graziano
  • “Of Earth and Cloud,” Michelina Pagano


WINNER: “Green Traveler Guides Hawaii,” Gary and Peggy Deidrichs


WINNER: “Outer Darkness,” by Bart Brevik