You Can Prevent Global Warming (and Save Money!): 51 Easy Ways

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Feb 5, 2013 - Science - 384 pages
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If you follow just the no-cost and low-cost tips in this book, you will save over $2,000 and prevent the emission of 25,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year!

A new edition of our classic book with updated information on hybrid cars and a bold new cover.

Gallup polls indicate that 70 percent of Americans are concerned about global warming. You Can Prevent Global Warming converts this public concern into positive action, providing simple, everyday things you can do to minimize global warming-and save money at the same time!

The book contains 51 topics, but there are actually hundreds of tips and suggestions within the book that will help you address this global problem. Whether you are one of the nearly three-quarters of Americans who consider themselves environmentalists or you're interested in practical ways you can save money each year, these straightforward tips will make this one of the most important and useful books on your bookshelf.

 

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User Review  - tracyfox - LibraryThing

You Can Prevent Global Warming is a tried-and-true formula, presenting 51 short write-ups on ways individuals can reduce their carbon footprints. Home electricity and hot water, home heating and ... Read full review

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User Review  - chelseagirl - LibraryThing

A useful, practical guide to things you can do on a daily basis. Unfortunately, as a renter and apartment dweller, who lives in Manhattan and therefore doesn't keep a car, a lot of these tips didn't really apply for me. And they're mostly common sense. But still, a great reference to have! Read full review

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Contents

Light Up Your Life
3
Rein in the Fridge
8
Dont Be a Washout
14
Youre Such a Dish
19
Winch the Water Heater
24
Shower Simply
29
Troubling Toilets
34
Gor Evian?
39
Save with Shade
179
Trees Natures Air Conditioners
184
Green Plants Less Water
191
Get Smart About Sprinklers
197
Your Car The CarbonDioxideSpewing Monster
205
Learn How to Drive Less
212
Let Someone Else Do the Driving
218
Use Person Power
223

Shake n BakeEfficiently
44
Now Youre Cooking
49
Phantom Loads
54
Youve Gor EMail
60
Things Not Everyone Has
66
Out with the Old Save with the New
72
All I Want for Christmas Is a New Laptop
81
Upgrade Your Water Heater
88
Switch to Solar
95
Fun with Furnaces
105
Do the Right Temp
110
Assess the AC
116
Alternative Ways to Cool
121
Dress Up Your Windows
127
Plug Air Leaks
132
Air Out the Attic
139
Insulate Your Home
145
Leaky Ducts
152
Replace Your Windows
157
Invest in a New Furnace or Air Conditioner
164
The Advantages of an Audit
171
Trains Not Planes
230
New Cars New Fuels
236
Down Home Cookin
251
Eat Your Broccoli
257
If You Buy It It Will Come
264
Less Is More
273
Use It Again Sam
279
Be Thrifty
286
Compost Most Everything
293
Recycling Is Here to Stay
299
Buy Green Electricity
309
Green Stocks
315
Stay Current
322
Get Involve
328
The Science Behind Global Warming
339
What Governments Are Doing About Global Warming
358
Our Calculations Units of Measure and Internet Sites
362
Tips Especially for Renters
367
Acknowledgments
369
About the Authors
370
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Jeffrey Langholz is a leading environmental policy expert on faculty at the prestigious Monterey Institute of International Studies. He lives with his wife and two kids in California.

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