50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth: Completely New and Updated for the 21st Century (Google eBook)

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Hyperion, Apr 1, 2008 - Nature - 128 pages
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Together, We Can Make a Difference

Today's environmental problems may seem too overwhelming for one person to tackle . . . but you don't have to do it alone. Now you have partners--50 of them.

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth, the revolutionary 1990 bestseller, is back in a completely revised, updated edition . . . and it's just as innovative and groundbreaking as the original. The authors have teamed up with 50 of America's top environmental groups, including The Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Wildlife Federation, and Rainforest Action Network. Each group has chosen one issue and provided a simple, step-by-step program that will empower you and your family to become citizen activists in the fight to save the Earth.

It's easy to get started. Just pick one!

  • Fight global warming "one city at a time" with the Sierra Club's Cool Cities Campaign
  • Roll up your sleeves and save an endangered species with the Wilderness Society
  • Protect coral reefs and create a marine reserve with Seacology
  • Get your congregation excited about protecting God's creations with Interfaith Power and Light
  • Invite songbirds into your neighborhood with the National Audubon Society
All it takes is a little effort. When we work together, we can work miracles! Get started now!
  

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Contents

JOHN
SOPHIES VOICE
A MATTER OF SECURITY
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
50 SIMPLE THINGS
1 BRING BACK THE ELECTRIC CAR
2 GO ORGANIC
3 HERE COMES THE SUN
27 FOR THE BIRDS
28 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
29 MAKE NEW DIRT
30 CONSIDER THE ALTERNATIVES
31 ITS A PLASTIC WORLD
32 HOME ON THE REFUGE
33 ALL ABOARD
34 SAVE THE WETLANDS

4 SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY
5 SAVE THE CORAL REEFS
6 AN INVISIBLE THREAT
7 VOTE FOR THE EARTH
8 THE LAW OF NATURE
9 THE RIGHT TREE IN THE RIGHT PLACE
10 THE COOL CITIES CAMPAIGN
11 THEY PAVED PARADISE
12 SAVE YOUR ENERGY
13 THINK GLOBALLY EAT LOCALLY
14 GODS GREEN EARTH
15 UP THE CREEK
16 GROWING WARMER
17 GROW A GREEN MARKETPLACE
18 PARK IT HERE
19 SAVE THE WHALESAGAIN
20 TOO MUCH GAS
21 SUPPORT FAIR TRADE
22 CLEAN UP THE MINES
23 DROP BY DROP
24 BUILD IT GREEN
25 BORN TO BE WILD
26 DOWN THE DRAIN
35 WEVE GOT CHEMISTRY
36 WHATS BUGGING YOU?
37 SAVE THE LIVING RIVERS
38 GREENER BY THE DOZEN
39 OVER THE TOP
40 THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
41 ITS ALIVE
42 HOOK LINE SINKER
43 GOING GOING
44 A NEW THREAT TO RAINFORESTS
45 DO YOUR SHARES
46 WELCOME TO SOLAR CITY
47 WHEN WHERE AND HOW MANY?
48 TURN UP THE HEAT
ZERO WASTE
50 GREENCOLLAR JOBS
MEET YOUR PARTNERS
 
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John Javna has written countless books on political and environmental activism, as well as on popular culture (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader), which have sold many millions of copies.

Sophie Javna and Jesse Javna are both currently high school students and are excited to be writing their first book, one they hope will be a gift to the future of their own generation.

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