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

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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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Interesting, easy to read and implement ideas to save the planet.. Read full review

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I read this book as a kid and it had a big impact on my lifelong interest in ecology and the environment. Read full review

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Contents

BRING BACK THE ELECTRIC CAR
20
GO ORGANIC
22
HERE COMES THE SUN
24
SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY
26
SAVE THE CORAL REEFS
28
AN INVISIBLE THREAT
30
VOTE FOR THE EARTH
32
THE LAW OF NATURE
34
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
74
MAKE NEW DIRT
76
CONSIDER THE ALTERNATIVES
78
ITS A PLASTIC WORLD
80
HOME ON THE REFUGE
82
ALL ABOARD
84
SAVE THE WETLANDS
86
WEVE GOT CHEMISTRY
88

THE RIGHT TREE IN THE RIGHT PLACE
36
THE COOL CITIES CAMPAIGN
38
THEY PAVED PARADISE
40
SAVE YOUR ENERGY
42
THINK GLOBALLY EAT LOCALLY
44
GODS GREEN EARTH
46
UP THE CREEK
48
GROWING WARMER
50
GROW A GREEN MARKETPLACE
52
PARK IT HERE
54
SAVE THE WHALESAGAIN
56
TOO MUCH GAS
58
SUPPORT FAIR TRADE
60
CLEAN UP THE MINES
62
DROP BY DROP
64
BUILD IT GREEN
66
BORN TO BE WILD
68
DOWN THE DRAIN
70
FOR THE BIRDS
72
WHATS BUGGING YOU?
90
SAVE THE LIVING RIVERS
92
GREENER BY THE DOZEN
94
OVER THE TOP
96
THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
98
ITS ALIVE
100
HOOK LINE SINKER
102
GOING GOING
104
A NEW THREAT TO RAINFORESTS
106
DO YOUR SHARES
108
WELCOME TO SOLAR CITY
110
WHEN WHERE AND HOW MANY?
112
TURN UP THE HEAT
114
TARGET ZERO WASTE
116
GREENCOLLAR JOBS
118
MEET YOUR PARTNERS
120
50simpletlningscom
128
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About the author (2008)

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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