I love books where you can’t get out of bed. You want to consume them in one sitting, devour them. Those are my favorites, where you’ve almost abandoned your life for them.
— Rachel McAdams in O, The Oprah Magazine
 
The images—one of a person walking miles to get clean water—are heart-wrenching, but they’re also inspiring. As one of the essayists writes, we don’t know how to cure cancer yet, but we do know how to purify water. We have the technology, and it can be implemented in cheap ways.
— Rachel McAdams in O, The Oprah Magazine

  • Won Outstanding Book of the Year Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Award Gold Award in the category of "Most Likely to Save the Planet."
  • Won the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Award for the Nature/Environment category
  • Blue Planet Run provided to all 1500 VIP guests at The San Jose Tech Awards