David Suzuki's Green Guide

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Greystone Books, 2009 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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Everyone knows that the planet is in trouble, but is there a solution? This timely book identifies the most effective ways individuals can be more green in four key areas: home, travel, food, and consumerism. It also describes how citizens can ensure that governments take the actions necessary to make sustainable lifestyles the norm instead of the exception. Environmental lawyer David Boyd and celebrated ecologist David Suzuki provide vital tips for choosing a home, creating a healthy indoor environment, and decreasing energy and water use — and utility bills. They discuss what readers can do to drive and fly less, profile the most environmentally friendly transportation choices, and explain how to purchase carbon credits, among other suggestions. In addition, they offer simple changes individuals can make in their diet to eat fresher, tastier, healthier food. Included too is invaluable advice about how to buy fewer things and avoid toxic consumer products.

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Suzuki is a Canadian scientist and environmentalist, known best for his CBC television science show The Nature of Things. With Boyd, a Canadian environmental lawyer and writer, he provides concise but ... Read full review

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David Suzuki is the acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist, the host of The Nature of Things, the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, and the author of more than forty books. He is the recipient of the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environmental Medal, and the UNEP's Global 500 award, and he has been named a Companion of the Order of Canada. He was selected as the 35th most important green campaigner of all time by the British newspaper, The Guardian. In addition, he holds eighteen honorary degrees and has been adopted into three First Nations clans. Suzuki lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

David R. Boyd is one of Canada's leading environmental lawyers and the author of influential works including Sustainability Within a Generation: A New Vision for Canada, Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy, and Canada vs. The OECD: An Environmental Comparison. He lives, lightly, on Pender Island in British Columbia with Margot Venton and their daughter, Meredith.

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