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September 29, 2009

Author Atwood's Green Book Tour

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Canadian author Margaret Atwood plans to bring a new kind of book tour to the U.S. next month. While promoting her novel, The Year of the Flood, set in a post-apocalyptic world, she plans to make her tour as green as possible.

Instead of profiting from her stops, she will donate admission fees and any additional fundraising proceeds to environmental organizations including the American Bird Conservancy, Farm Forward, Oceana, and WildEarth Guardians.

While on tour, Atwood and her cohorts are living a strict green lifestyle. The author has taken what she calls "the Vegivows,” which include refraining from drinking bottled water, staying only in eco-friendly hotels, and whenever possible, promoting local talent and serving only local and organic foods.

Her U.S. tour starts Oct. 4 in Denver. After that, she'll travel along the West Coast, hitting Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Visit her Web site to view the complete tour schedule.

--Julie Littman

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