Green Living For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - House & Home - 384 pages
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Want to do your part to reduce energy consumption, waste, and pollution; clean up the environment, and save the planet? Green Living For Dummies is packed with practical suggestions you can follow to make your lifestyle greener by doing as little damage as possible to the planet and the animal and plant life that depend on it.

This practical guide delivers an array of realistic practices and changes you can undertake to help the environment and create a better home for yourself and your loved ones. You’ll discover easy and innovative ways to make a difference by reducing energy use and waste, scaling back reliance on your car, and even making minor adjustments to your diet. You’ll also find how to live green at work and in your community, and you’ll develop a deeper understanding of how these changes benefit both the environment and your own health and well-being! Discover how to:

  • Go green gradually
  • Make eco-friendly home improvements
  • Work greener transportation into your lifestyle
  • Save money by going green
  • Eat locally and organically
  • Raise your children’s environmental awareness
  • Reduce waste by repairing, restoring, and reusing
  • Become a green consumer
  • Invest in green companies for fun and profit

Complete with handy lists of things you can do to make a difference right away and down the road Green Living For Dummies is the resource you need to start taking steps toward shrinking your footprint.

  

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If you are not building and you want to improve your involvement in "green" activities around your home, this is a wonderful place to start. I especially like that it covers green clothing and ... Read full review

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So far pretty technical not alot of ideas but I have hope After the first 2-3 chapters it got great. Lots of lots of good ideas websites and helpful hints. I can't wait to put some of them into practice Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Understanding the Planets Challenges and Finding Solutions
7
Part II Living Greenly at Home
53
Part III Spending and Investing Your Green Money
193
Part IV Thinking Greenly on the Road
241
Part V Creating a Green Society
287
Part VI The Part of Tens
321
Appendix Finding Green Products Services and Information
345
Index
353
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About the author (2008)

Yvonne Jeffery is an author, editor, and award-winning feature writer with 15 years experience writing home and lifestyle stories, many of them focused on sustainable living. She credits the six months that she spent in Cambodia prior to that country’s democratic elections in 1993 with giving her a sense of how the world and its people are interconnected — and how small steps eventually can make a difference.
Yvonne’s work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and books around the world. Her credits include National Geographic Traveler, American Profile, The Sunday Telegraph (UK), and CanWest newspapers. She’s also a weekly columnist for the Calgary Herald newspaper.

Liz Barclay has worked as an adviser, trainer, and manager with the Citizens Advice Bureau, a nonprofit organization in the United Kingdom that provides free, impartial advice to help individuals resolve legal, financial, consumer, and other problems. She still advises small businesses and sole proprietors on relationship management with staff and customers.
Liz is well connected within the media; she hosts You and Yours, a BBC radio program, and has worked on a wide range of business and finance programs for the BBC, both on TV and radio. Liz has written for the News Of The World, The Express, Moneywise, Family Circle, Save Money, and the Mail On Sunday personal finance magazine and has also written UK Law and Your Rights For Dummies and Small Business Employment Law For Dummies.

Michael Grosvenor is a leading urban planning professional and freelance writer on sustainability. Through his work and writing, Michael promotes the benefits of making sustainable lifestyle choices. Michael has particular expertise in transportation and advises the private sector and government on policies that promote increased public transportation, walking, and cycling facilities. Michael is a strong advocate for the important role that public transportation plays in cities and towns.
Michael is the director of his own consulting firm and holds Masters degrees in Urban Affairs and Applied Social Research and a Degree in Town Planning. He’s also a member of the Planning Institute of Australia and provides advice to the Institute on integrated land use and transportation planning issues. Michael has lived and studied in New York City but currently enjoys an inner-city lifestyle in Sydney, Australia.

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