The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference

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Penguin, 2008 - House & Home - 384 pages
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Big problems call for small solutions.

Climate change, pollution, energy dependence - all big problems. But if enough of us make lots of little changes in the way we live, we can turn the tide on those problems.

The Green Year is your guide to taking one small step every day toward becoming part of the solution. For each day of the year it offers one simple inexpensive activity that will help reduce your energy consumption, lower your carbon footprint, and bring you closer to sustainable living.

At the end of the year, you'll have new habits and an efficient lifestyle that will make a big difference for your family and our planet. As a bonus, you'll even save money!

The world needs you. Start your Green Year today.

  • March 25: Join a community garden.
  • June 14: Turn up the temperature on your air conditioner.
  • September 2: Shop online for used textbooks.
  • December 6: Put your holiday lights on timers.
 

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User Review  - macley - LibraryThing

This is a great book that is very practical. If you are looking to get your self, family or classroom started on being green, this book is a great introduction to that world of being green. All tips ... Read full review

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Jodi Helmer is a freelance writer who specializes in writing about eco-friendly topics. Her work has appeared in Plenty, Yoga Journal, Women's Health, Woman's Day, American Fitness, Women's Health and Fitness, Oxygen, Hemispheres, Parents, US Airways Magazine, Modern Bride, Parenting, Christian Science Monitor, USA Weekend, Better Nutrition and the Portland Tribune,/I>. Helmer is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and is moderating the panel, Environmental Journalism: Writing Green at the 2008 ASJA conference in New York.

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