Monday, June 17, 2013

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Shelf-employed.


Drummond's first person narrator describes how the small Danish island of Samso achieved energy independence and became known as Energy Island.  Drummond's description of an ordinary place with ordinary people going about their ordinary lives emphasizes the fact that energy efficiency is within the reach of anyone willing to make the effort and highlights the results that can be achieved when individuals and communities work together for a common goal.  Sidebars define and elaborate on terms such as Nonrenewable Energy and Energy Independence.


shelf-employed said...

This sound really interesting! I had never heard of the Danish island of Samso. When I looked it up, I found this old CBS news story about the island. Thanks for participating in today's roundup.

Resh said...

I didnt know that it was also called "Energy Island" what a great effort from people. This one is good to read to kids of all ages as we move towards more sensitivity on energy consumption. Thanks for sharing.. i am looking this one up for sure.

Perogyo said...

Wow, that's quite an achievement, and one you can only have when everyone buys in to the concept. Being in Japan, we are much more energy conscious post-Fukushima, and I would love to see how to achieve energy independence.

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