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Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability

An upcoming entry in the "Brown Bag, Green Book" lunch series will feature Madeline Rogero, Knoxville's Director of Community Development, discussing Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen. 

The event will take place Wednesday, September 29 at 12 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center Auditorium, 601 S. Gay St. Rogero will  The public is invited to join the conversation, but reading the book is optional.

In Green Metropolis, Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not Portland, OR; or Snowmass, CO; but New York, NY. Rogero says she is looking forward to a lively discussion. "Can Knoxville be as 'green' as New York City?" she asks. "This is an intriguing book that challenges current beliefs about how to be truly green and argues that compact urban centers are less damaging to the environment."

The series will continue on Wednesday, October 20 with Martha Buchanan, Director of Knox County Health Department, leading a discussion of Dodging the Toxic Bullet How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards by David R. Boyd.

For more information on the program and past books in the series see the Knox County Public Library website.

Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville sponsor the lunch and learn book discussion series focused on sustainability in East Tennessee.
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