Living Green: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 13, 2009 - House & Home - 320 pages
7 Reviews

Taking care of the earth is more important than ever, but the problems we're facing can seem overwhelming. Living Green: The Missing Manual helps make earth-friendly decisions more manageable by narrowing them down to a few simple choices. This all-in-one resource is packed with practical advice on ways you can help the environment by making simple changes in your home routine, work habits, and the way you shop and get around town. You don't have to embark on a radical new lifestyle to make a difference. Living Green: The Missing Manual shows you how small changes can have a big impact.

With this book, you will:

  • Learn how to make your home energy efficient and free of toxic chemicals
  • Discover how to reduce waste, repurpose and recycle, and do more with less
  • Build and remodel earth-friendly homes with new techniques and materials
  • Learn tips for buying organic food and what it takes to grow your own
  • Get helpful information on fuel-efficient cars, including hybrid and electric models
  • Make your workplace greener and more cost-effective -- from changes at your desk to suggestions for company-wide policies
  • Explore how to choose renewable energies, such as wind and solar power

The book also provides you with ways to connect with like-minded people and offers a survey of exciting new green technologies. Learn how you can help the planet with Living Green: The Missing Manual.

  

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Review: Living Green: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

User Review  - Charles Franklin - Goodreads

This book was a life-changer for me! It provided all of the tips that I read in various "green tips" books and combined them into one handy reference book. Not everything was applicable to me, but I gained a deeper appreciation and inspiration to go even greener after reading this book! Read full review

Review: Living Green: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

User Review  - Goodreads

This book was a life-changer for me! It provided all of the tips that I read in various "green tips" books and combined them into one handy reference book. Not everything was applicable to me, but I gained a deeper appreciation and inspiration to go even greener after reading this book! Read full review

Contents

Creating a Safe EarthFriendly Place to Live
9
Save Energy Money and the Earth
41
Reduce Reuse Recycle
77
Building and Remodeling
117
Raising a Green Family
145
Its Not Just Spinach Anymore
171
Responsible Shopping
203
Transportation and Travel
225
Green Business Is Good Business
249
Alternative and Renewable Energy
263
Getting Involved
277
Index
287
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About the author (2009)

Nancy Conner is an award-winning writer and freelance editor who specializes in tech topics. She has a PhD in English from Brown University and has taught writing, including technical writing, to college students for more than a dozen years. She iscurrently a freelance copyeditor, specializing in technical books covering topics ranging from the MS Office suite to programming languages to advanced network security. And she's the author of "eBay: The Missing Manual.

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