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Sharon Pearson

Oberlin, Ohio United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Getting Green Done: Hard Truths From the Frontlines of Sustainability Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Auden Schendler
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
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    (28)
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    (28)

    Soccer moms drive Priuses. Sport utility vehicles are going hybrid. Families are using hemp shopping bags. More and more companies are developing "green" buildings. What's more, the business consultants say going green is easy and profitable. In reality, though, many green-leaning businesses, families, and governments are still fiddling with the small stuff while the planet burns. Why?

    Martin says: "Green's Dirty Little Secrets"
    "Great if you work in the world of Sustainability"
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    Where does Getting Green Done rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I started a job a year ago working in the field of Sustainability and it was nice to know there are others out there that struggle with the same issues as we do. However, I was hoping to gain some real world insight into how to overcome these issues and there wasn't any new information but to learn how to pick your battles. Also, I think the book was a little hard on Oberlin College and the Adam Joseph Lewis Center. I work in that community and that facility is still a great building and a great monument to the world of sustainability.


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  • Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Doug Fine
    • Narrated By Doug Fine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Vowing to grow all his own food, harness the sun's power for his electrical needs, and consume as little fossil fuel as necessary, Doug Fine faces surprising obstacles at every turn as he discovers that going green is easier said than done.

    Jeff says: "Loved it!"
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    If you could sum up Farewell, My Subaru in three words, what would they be?

    Fossil Fuel Free!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I believe this book is great for anyone who is taking a carbon neutrality journey and have been recommending it to my co-workers. I loved the humor and the experience of the journey. For those who are skeptical, it might not be a great first book to recommend as those who are skeptical need to first learn the reasons why it is important to live a life that is fossil fuel free. Going green and becoming fossil fuel free is not always easy but it can be a wonderful experience as you look back. This book helped inspire me and my fiance to also attempt to be fossil fuel free which is an endeavor. In fact, my fiance and I are moving to the community where I work and I'm only 400 feet away. Our goal is to reduce our cars to one and purchase a Chevy Volt so we can learn to become more carbon netural. Our location is in the heart of the community so we have access to just about everything we need within walking distance. My fiance is desperately searching for a local job as well so we can reduce our carbon emissions even more. I can and do listen to this book over and over again because of all the tips I pick up and just the humor of it all. Great book for those who have chosen to live a reduced carbon life. Meanwhile, the Oberlin Project is trying to achieve the goal of carbon neturality for the entire community by 2050 and supports of such efforts should take the opportunity to listen or read this book.


    What does Doug Fine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved Doug's struggle with weening his self off WalMart and trying to figure out if organic food stores like Trader Joe's are part of a fossil fuel free life. These are the same things my fiance and I struggle with too!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    His determination to keep moving forward with his goals no matter how frustrating it was.


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  • A Healthy Dose of Motivation: 'The Aladdin Factor' and 'Dare to Win'

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
    • Narrated By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (46)
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    (45)

    Two motivational classics from the Chicken Soup inspirational masters. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen deservedly rank among the world’s most effective motivators. Their secret is simple: a time-tested blend of equal measures of powerful how-to ideas and inspiring, touching anecdotes about real people. Like any recipe, this one’s success lies in the quality of its ingredients—exactly where Hansen and Canfield shine.

    Benjamin Lupton says: "Aladdin Factor rendition sucked"
    "My Daily Motivation"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Healthy Dose of Motivation: 'The Aladdin Factor' and 'Dare to Win' to be better than the print version?

    Yes only because I don't have time to read. I listen to this while I am getting ready for work and during my daily walks.


    Have you listened to any of Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have and but not with Mark Victor together.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    There are so many ideas that I want to find a print version


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