PARK CITY, UTAH – Recycle Utah has chosen Thomas Friedman’s authoritative work on the “green revolution” as the first discussion book of the nonprofit’s new quarterly Green Book Club.

       “Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America” explains why America must lead the world in re-generating the global economy with green jobs and green projects that improve the environment.

      The community recycling center will organize a trip to hear Thomas Friedman, who is speaking at Abravenel Hall on March 10th.  The first Green Book Club discussion meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19th from 7-9 p.m. at the Park City Library, 1255 Park Avenue.

      Copies of Thomas Friedman’s book are available at Recycle Utah and the Park City and Summit County Libraries. Copies are available for purchase at Dolly’s Book Store on Main Street at a 10 percent discount to Green Book Club members.

      Book selection for the rest of the year is as follows:

      April–May: “Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet” by Mike Lynas. This book was suggested by Park City High School Intern, Jessie Turner. She will co-facilitate a discussion on the book in mid-May to receive credit for her work prior to completion of school.

      July–September: “The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich, An Essay on the Principle of Population” by T.R. Malthus, and “Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit” by Daniel Quinn. In conjunction, Recycle Utah plans to present the 2007 award-winning documentary “What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire” in September.

      October–December: “Earth: The Sequel – The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming” by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn. Volunteer Kathy Stanger suggested this book and a holiday discussion event. However, the topic of green jobs and green economy may be more relevant, causing a change in the selection to “The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems” by Van Jones.

      To register for the Green Book Club, find out how to purchase tickets and carpool to hear Thomas Friedman at Abravenel Hall, or to borrow books, call Britte Kirsch at 649-9698 or stop by Recycle Utah at 1951 Woodbine Way. Information is also posted at