Summer Reading Giveaway Week 2!

power from the peopleSummer is here! What does that mean? If your high school was like mine, it means stacks of summer reading. We here at TriplePundit work hard to bring you all the news you need to know about sustainability in business – and we do it all year round. But sometimes, let’s face it, you need to go deeper into a subject – and there are many great books to help you do that.

That’s why every week this summer, we’ll be giving away a CSR-related book to one lucky reader.

Last week’s book was Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business by Elizabeth Ü. And the winner, chosen by random number generator, is David Jaber. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone else who entered. Still want some summer reading? Don’t give up, we have a brand new book to offer this week!

This week’s book is Power from the People: How to organize, finance and launch local energy projects written by Greg Pahl with a forward by Van Jones.

From the publisher:

More than ninety percent of the electricity we use to light our communities, and nearly all the energy we use to run our cars, heat our homes, and power our factories comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy.

It doesn’t have to be that way. In Power from the People, energy expert Greg Pahl explains how American communities can plan, finance, and produce their own local, renewable energy that is reliable, safe, and clean.

You want it? You got it! Here are the 2 steps you need to take to enter:

1. Tweet this article using the hashtag #CSRsummerreading.
2. Leave a comment describing why you want the book. If you are commenting as a guest, please use a real email address so we can reach you. Email addresses do not display publicly.

That’s it! The winner will be chosen at random from among all entries next Tuesday at noon pacific and announced next Wednesday when we publish the next book giveaway.

Jen Boynton

Jen Boynton is editor in chief of TriplePundit and editorial director at 3BL Media. With over 6 million annual readers, TriplePundit is the leading publication on sustainable business and the Triple Bottom Line. Prior to TriplePundit, Jen received an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School. In her work with TriplePundit she's helped clients from SAP to PwC to Fair Trade USA with their sustainability communications messaging. When she's not at work, she volunteers as a CASA -- court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. She enjoys losing fights with toddlers and eating toast scraps. She lives with her family in sunny San Diego.

6 responses

  1. This concept is a central theme in our NY State Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan. We are seeking CFA funding to build the recently named “Cleaner Greener Innovation Districts” which would include local energy as its cornerstone. I look forward to reading this book and sharing it with our community!

  2. With this book’s help, I will propose a sustainable energy project in my own community. It will be the perfect application of the skills learned in my course on Renewable Energy Project Development!

  3. Power to the people – sounds like we can use the lessons in this book about energy projects to inform a lot of other sustainability focused/driven efforts. I see social media as key (but then, I would…) Great contest, TriplePundit!

  4. I’m a recent grad looking to increase my knowledge of smaller, local energy projects and think this book could be a great resource. My email is meg(dot)

  5. I’m an aspiring sustainable development professional and current intern in the Office of Sustainability at a div.3 university. I’m in a position to share the information in this book as the university strives to be more green, and have the means to promote the process through my active Twitter (@ceewind) and other social media sites.

    Great idea, 3P…May the best random entrant win!

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