The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Jun 19, 2007 - Nature - 201 pages
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Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Redford, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martha Stewart, Tyra Banks, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tiki Barber, Owen Wilson, and Justin Timberlake tell you how they make a difference to the environment.

Inside The Green Book, find out how you can too:

- Donít ask for ATM receipts. If everyone in the United States refused their receipts, it would save a roll of paper more than two billion feet long, or enough to circle the equator fifteen times!

- Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. Youíll conserve up to five gallons of water per day. Throughout the entire United States, the daily savings could add up to more water than is consumed every day in all of New York City.

- Get a voice-mail service for your home phone. If all answering machines in U.S. homes were replaced by voice-mail services, the annual energy savings would total nearly two billion kilowatt hours. The resulting reduction in air pollution would be equivalent to removing 250,000 cars from the road for a year!

With wit and authority, authors Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen provide hundreds of solutions for all areas of your life, pinpointing the smallest changes that have the biggest impact on the health of our precious planet.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
  

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This book is good for tips. - Goodreads
Some of the advice in this book isn't very good. - Goodreads
Good reference book. - Goodreads
Good advice on how to live "green." - Goodreads
Some surprising environmental tips... - Goodreads
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Review: The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

User Review  - Lauren Ann - Goodreads

I read this book in drips & drabs in idle time. Of course, the creators get accolades for their effort to publish accessible tips on living more eco-friendly. But there was painful repetition ... Read full review

Review: The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Lots of great ideas in here! I love how the author, for each chapter, lists three really really easy things to do to be more eco-friendly, and then gives a bunch of suggestions for those who want to ... Read full review

Contents

ELLEN DEGENERES
13
ROBERT REDFORD
21
WILL FERRELL
33
JENNIFER ANISTON
40
COHLETITS
51
MARTHA STEWART
62
TYRA BANKS
94
DALE EARNHARDT JR
106
TIKI BARBER
117
OWEN WILSON
124
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
140
References 747
147
Index of Tips
198
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About the author (2007)

Thomas M. Kostigen is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Green Book. He writes the Ethics Monitor column for Dow Jones MarketWatch and the Better Planet column and blog for Discover magazine. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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