Looking at the impact our homes have on the environment and on our quality of life, this book helps readers discover what is meant by sustainable living and what they can do to make their home more sustainable. Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today’s decision-makers.
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