In a highly divisive, politically-charged time, it’s refreshing to see someone pushing for sustainability within an educated, secular, and decidedly non-partisan manner. Acclaimed, award-winning journalist Peggy Smedley’s new book Sustainable in a Circular World: Design and Restore Natural Ecosystems Through Innovation replaces viscera with cold light of day facts, any nods to the distinctly political coming from astute, informed hypotheses and articulate, bell-clear description of statistical truths. “Going circular is more than just saying the words,” says Smedley. “It means changing employees’ attitudes. It requires participatory approaches to change hearts and minds within an organization or country.” This is reflected through Smedley breaking down the arguments in her book into five, consecutive chapters or ‘parts’. Never one to leave any reader astray, Smedley also breaks down each relevant chunk of information less like that of a typical published work and more like that of an extensive MLA paper. The result makes otherwise complex, expansive concepts too profound to simplify accessible and comprehensible for the widest possible audience. It compliments and puts the money where her mouth is when it comes to her overemphasis of the word ‘participatory’.
SCE Excellence in Journalism Award winner Peggy Smedley doesn’t disappoint with the release of her new, green advocacy book Sustainable in a Circular World: Design and Restore Natural Ecosystems Through Innovation. With clear, precise but simply laden prose and statistics, she lays out concise arguments for the necessary regime changes in terms of governance, economic practices, industry and corporate standards, and every day, individualistic activities to create the titular, circular world model. Going green, says Smedley, is no longer a matter of opinion or debate.