The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living

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Penguin, Sep 4, 2007 - House & Home - 336 pages
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The environmental movement and rising awareness of global warming have sparked an interest in green living. People want to know what they can do to live sustainable lives. In this book, you will find an overview of global warming and environmental degradation of air, water, soil; what sustainable living is and how to do it; how to cut down on carbon output (the cause of global warming) with alternative cars and fuels; and environmentally friendly home and lawn care products.
 

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Contents

Our Earth The Big Picture
1
Living in Harmony with the Earth
15
Sustainable Living
29
Changing Our Energy Habits for a Healthier Future
41
k Changing Our Energy Habits for a Healthier Future M
42
Going Green at Home
51
Going Green at Home
53
Saving Water at Home
67
Making It Safe
143
Chemicals in Cosmetics and Body Care Products
155
Chemicals in Cleaning Products
165
Creating a Green Home Interior
173
Going Green at Work
183
Companies That Have Gone Green and How
197
Working with Our Employers to Green the Workplace
211
Living in the Emerald City
225

Reusing Reducing and Recycling Waste
75
Green Living on the Road
87
Hybrids and Other Green Options
101
Transportation Beyond Home Base III
111
Part k Green Living in Your Daily Life
123
2O Teaching Our Children Principles of Green Living
239
Zl The New Green Economy
251
Socially Responsible Investment
259
Appendixes
269
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