An Eco-Spiritual Odyssey

A Voyage of Spiritual Discovery Embedded in a Lifetime of Environmental Activism

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What would you do if your promising professional career was suddenly interrupted by a powerful spiritual awakening?
How would you integrate the spiritual with the worldly, to uplift both yourself and the planet?
What can you use from the three critical lessons Jerry learned?

A young environmentalist meets a powerful Indian spiritual master who shows him how a serious practice of meditation and mindfulness can work hand-in-hand with protecting the planet. The master’s message was simple: change yourself before you try to change the world. In The Godfather of Green: An Eco-Spiritual Memoir, Jerry Yudelson weaves an enchanting and insightful tapestry from two interrelated threads of his life: an intensive spiritual search and a lifetime of environmental work that finds fruition as he grows to be a global leader in the green building movement, a key effort in the battle to reduce carbon emissions and halt the global warming trend.

Advance Reviews

... brings principles of spiritual mindfulness and stewardship to the (environmental) discussion.

            -- Publishers Weekly

… a fine account of his struggle to integrate social, political and spiritual objectives…a well-done memoir that holds far more insight and meaning than an exploration of one man's singular life.

            -- Midwest Book Review


Yudelson’s blend of environmentalism and spiritualism captures an overlapping sensibility.

            -- Kirkus Reviews


Dubbed "Godfather of Green" by Wired magazine––Yudelson shares his determination to live each moment from the highest perspective and in the spirit of selfless service.

            -- Foreword Reviews

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Jerry Yudelson
(520) 243-0996