America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States

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Kim Kennedy White
ABC-CLIO, Nov 12, 2012 - Nature - 1297 pages
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Evidence of humanity's detrimental impact on the environment is mounting. As Americans, we are confronted daily with news stories, blogs, and social media commentary about the necessity of practicing green behaviors to offset environmental damage. This essential reference is a fascinating review of the issues surrounding green living, including the impact of this lifestyle on Americans' time and money, the information needed to adhere to green principles in the 21st century, and case studies and examples of successful implementation.

America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States examines this gripping topic through 3 volumes organized by A–Z entries across 11 themes; state-by-state essays grouped by region; and references including primary source documents, bibliography, glossary, and green resources. This timely encyclopedia explores the development of an eco-friendly culture in America, and entries present the debates, viewpoints, and challenges of green living.

 

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Contents

Preface
1932
Social Pressures and Processes of Going Green in America
1939
Kathleen OHalleran
1954
Green Jobs Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Initiative
Green Your Holiday Scene
How a Product Earns the Energy Star Label
Contents
Preface
Contents
Preface
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Primary Documents by Theme
Social Pressures and Processes of Going Green in America
Index
Activism and Community Green Efforts

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About the author (2012)

Kim Kennedy White, PhD, is acquisitions editor for ABC-CLIO's The American Mosaic database and coeditor of ABC-CLIO's Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art.

Leslie A. Duram, PhD, is professor and chair of the department of geography and environmental resources at Southern Illinois University.

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