Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

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Island Press, Apr 25, 2012 - House & Home - 321 pages
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How can each of us live Cooler Smarter? While the routine decisions that shape our days—what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work—may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate? This science-based guide shows you the most effective ways to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more, and explains why your individual contribution is so vital to addressing this global problem.
Cooler Smarter is based on an in-depth, two-year study by the experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists. While other green guides suggest an array of tips, Cooler Smarter offers proven strategies to cut carbon, with chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your workplace, your community, and elected officials. The book explains how to make the biggest impact and when not to sweat the small stuff. It also turns many eco-myths on their head, like the importance of locally produced food or the superiority of all hybrid cars.
The advice in Cooler Smarter can help save you money and live healthier. But its central purpose is to empower you, through low carbon-living, to confront one of society’s greatest threats.

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Review: Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

A highly recommended read for just about everyone! As it states, it lays out practical steps for low-carbon footprint living, but it is not just a practical guide to low-carbon living, but for living ... Read full review

Review: Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

User Review  - John - Goodreads

This book is a fairly quick read with some interesting ideas for reducing energy usage and carbon footprint. Explanations of suggestions are good. Serious devotees of the subject or those who have ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

The Union of Concerned Scientists is a leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

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