50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius

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50 Ways to Be a Green Evil Genius!

Who knew being environmentally conscious would ever be considered evil? With 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius, you'll have wicked fun while reducing your impact on the planet and saving money.

Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide offers a wide variety of environmentally focused projects you can accomplish on your own. Topics covered include transportation, alternative fuels, ...

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Overview

50 Ways to Be a Green Evil Genius!

Who knew being environmentally conscious would ever be considered evil? With 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius, you'll have wicked fun while reducing your impact on the planet and saving money.

Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide offers a wide variety of environmentally focused projects you can accomplish on your own. Topics covered include transportation, alternative fuels, solar, wind, and hydro power, home insulation, construction, and more. The projects in this unique guide range from easy to more complex and are designed to optimize your time and simplify your life!

50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius:

  • Features step-by-step instructions for 50 environmentally friendly projects, complete with helpful illustrations
  • Shows you how to design, build, and install your creations
  • Allows you to customize each project for your purposes
  • Removes the frustration factor-all required parts are listed, along with sources

50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with all the plans and schematics you need to:

  • Dramatically improve the fuel efficiency of your car
  • Insulate the windows in your home
  • Build a worm compost bin
  • Audit your appliances with an energy meter
  • Build a water purifier
  • Set up a rainwater collection system
  • Create a solar water heater
  • Construct a homopolar motor
  • Assemble a solar module from PV cells
  • Create a wind turbine
  • Assemble your own weather-protected human-powered vehicle
  • Convert your car to biodiesel
  • Build a contained composite structure
  • And more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071549592
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Series: Evil Genius Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 808,121
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamil Shariff is a consultant with the Boxfish Group, a sustainable innovations incubator working with governments, businesses and advocacy groups to create policies and implement changes that achieve an efficient, healthier and more sustainable environment.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by The Right Honourable Paul Martin PC
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Transportation
3. Staying Inside
4. Waste and Value
5. Efficiency
6. Using Water
7. Heating with the Sun
8. Water and Air
9. Heat and Power
10. Electricity
11. Solar Electricity
12. Wind Power
13. Alternatives to Your Car
14. Alternative Fuels for Transport
15. Spaces and Structures
Index

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