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Stop with the Roses for Your Mom, Consider Bananas Instead

Tim Berners-Lee, the author of How Bad Are Bananas, makes the case for a low-carbon Mother's Day.


Mike Berners-Lee is the founding director of Small World Consulting (and Tim's brother). In his new book, How Bad Are Bananas, he examines the carbon footprint of everything from text messaging to having children. He extols the virtues of reducing our carbon footprint and our climate impact. His message is simple: We all have unnecessary junk in our lives and much of that's worth cutting out—without cutting out the fun. Take a rose, the iconic Mother's Day gift, for example.

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