Bluestockings (172 Allen St., Manhattan)
A certain president once famously told the nation to shop its way out of catastrophe. Lately it seems as though the environmentalists agree. The message of ‘buy’ green is everywhere– you can even buy organic water. What effect do these products really have on the environment? Kendra Pierre-Louis reads from her new book “Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet” and discusses green consumption, the environment, and our cultural reluctance to live within our planetary limits.