Going Green For The GENIUS: An Action Guide to A Healthy & Sustainable Future

By Dr. Katie Belisle-Iffrig
Author and Sustainability Consultant

What People Are Saying
“Dr. Katie Belisle-Iffrig has written an engaging book that clarifies our connection to our living planet and what we must do to help it (and us) survive. She explains sustainability and “green living” with humor and an array of informative sidebars that clarifies facts, provides activities, and sometimes just sings a little song! A must-read for those who know nothing about the environment as well as those of us who think we “know it all.”
– Lucille Bertuccio, Cofounder, Center for Sustainable Living

Like many of you, I grew up playing outside. I built forts in the woods and waded in a nearby creek. I rode my bike to the shores of Lake Michigan and played on the beach and swam in the frigid water. I spent countless hours poking and prodding and otherwise trying to unravel nature’s network of connections. I was curious, and I was inspired.

I wrote Going Green for the GENIUS: An Action Guide to a Healthy and Sustainable Future because I want my daughters to inherit a world rich in nature’s wisdom and beauty. I want to leave them with breathable air and sparkling water, a high quality of life and an abundance of natural resources. I want them to live in a world where all life is celebrated with gratitude and compassion. I want this for all children, now and into the future.

It is serendipitous that Going Green for the GENIUS was released days after Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment. The book addresses many of the same environmental issues as Laudato Si’: environmental toxins, pollution, climate change, overconsumption, and the loss of biodiversity. Like the encyclical, my book is a call for accountability and a call to action.

Going Green begins by creating an awareness of our interrelationship with nature and the natural processes that support and sustain all life on this planet. Through this lens, the book presents the knowledge needed to create a framework for making good green and sustainable choices in our day-to-day lives. With expansive coverage of environmental issues and solutions for making a difference, the book has been called “a must-read for those looking to enhance their sustainability knowledge, skills, and mindset.”

Going Green is a book for everyone. It is written in first-person conversational style making it accessible to experts and novices alike. The tone of the book is one of action and empowerment. While written for a national audience, St. Louis area readers will appreciate the occasional reference to local businesses and organizations. For more information and a summary of chapters, I encourage you to visit katiebelisle-iffrig.com/going-green-for-the-genius.

Going Green for the GENIUS: An Action Guide to a Healthy and Sustainable Future is available online at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and from my publisher at forthegenius.com.

Whether you are interested in purchasing my book or not, I kindly ask you to take action on behalf of healthy people and a healthy planet. Only through the actions of many will we achieve the collective impact needed to insure a future habitable Earth.