Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for who We Really are

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Ballantine Publishing Group, 1998 - Nature - 192 pages
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Q: What do all of the previous civilizations that practiced recycling have in common?
A: They're extinct.
Let's face it. Recycling has its limits. But so does our Earth. As environmentalists Robert Lilienfeld and William Rathje explain, the answer to our twenty-first century garbage crisis is both simple and practical--use less stuff. This groundbreaking consumer guide suggests helpful money- and energy-saving tips for everyone who cares about how we live today and tomorrow. Learn to reduce and reuse with creative suggestions for all areas of your life, including:

At home: Turn down the heat before guests arrive for a party--the extra body heat will warm up the room
During the holidays: Save gift boxes to use the following year
At the store: Buy products that come in concentrated formats--like juice and detergent
At the office: Donate or sell old office equipment
At school: Post announcements on a school Web site
In the great outdoors: Bring magic markers to your picnic so guests can label their cups and plates

And many more!
Start a war on waste and help save the planet!

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Lessons from the Past
How Did We Get Like This?
Adding Nurture to Nature

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Robert Lilienfeld is editor of The ULS (Use Less Stuff) Report, a highly respected and widely read newsletter aimed at spreading the benefits of conservation and waste prevention.  He is also president of the Cygnus Group, an Ann Arbor-based consulting firm working with progressive businesses in the area of sustainable development, and serves as an Advisory Board member for the University of Michigan's Corporate Environmental Management Program (CEMP).  He is interviewed regularly on environmental issues by a wide variety of national, regional, and local media outlets, and has his own monthly commentary on public radio.

As a professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona and the founder/director of the Garbage Project, Dr. William Rathje is known as the nation's "garbo

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