A Contract with the Earth
"Opening with a quiz to see if the listener is "a mainstream environmentalist," Newt Gingrich and co-author Terry L. Maple propose a conservation plan--described as a ten-point Contract with the Earth--that emphasizes technological solutions, public-private partnership, and finding common ground. The authors then give examples of successful projects. Callista Gingrich does an acceptable job with her earnest narration but can sound monotonous as she reads the details of a policy or program. The authors hope to organize "green conservatives," but while there's a political call to action here, the main interest could be among like-minded businesspeople and entrepreneurs looking for guidelines. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"