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50 Simple Steps to Kick America's Oil Habit

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With "50 Simple Steps to Kick America's Oil Habit", the goal of the Green Patriot Working Group is to initiate the next oil boycott--when America tells the world that it doesn't need oil anymore from unfriendly, hostile or unstable governments because its citizens have been empowered to do their share to kick our extreme addiction to petroleum.

Following in the footsteps of the very successful "50 Simple Steps to Save the Earth from Global Warming", the Green Patriot Working ...

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Overview

With "50 Simple Steps to Kick America's Oil Habit", the goal of the Green Patriot Working Group is to initiate the next oil boycott--when America tells the world that it doesn't need oil anymore from unfriendly, hostile or unstable governments because its citizens have been empowered to do their share to kick our extreme addiction to petroleum.

Following in the footsteps of the very successful "50 Simple Steps to Save the Earth from Global Warming", the Green Patriot Working Group's newest consumer handbook provides easy and practical steps anybody can take to reduce their personal dependency on petrochemicals.

From the cosmetics and household cleaning products we purchase to the foods we eat, our choice of transportation, how we heat our homes and even the clothing we wear, Americans can make choices that will make a tremendous difference for our future national security.

"50 Simple Steps" also looks at the many side benefits of abandoning petroleum products including improved public health (from reduced carcinogens, toxins and pollution), a healthier environment (due to reduced greenhouse gases and global warming) and a healthier economy (due to keeping billions of U.S. dollars in our own country).

"50 Simple Steps" challenges and inspires its readers to be leaders-each person, each Green Patriot-and to do their fair share for America. "50 Simple Steps" makes it easy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893910553
  • Publisher: Freedom Press, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

The Green Patriot Working Group is a dedicated group of concerned citizens working to build a safe, secure future for America through environmental sustainability.
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Table of Contents

Dangerously Addicted 9

50 Simple Steps

Attitude

1 Be a Green Patriot 13

Transportation

2 Make Smart Transportation Choices 15

3 Give Thy Car a Rest 17

4 Carpool 19

5 Use Public Transportation 21

6 Telecommute One Day a Week 23

7 Buy a Plug-in 25

8 Buy Redreads 27

9 Power Our Buses and Large Fleets with Natural Gas 29

10 Support Smart Traffic 31

Foods and Beverages

11 Buy Organic 35

12 Become a Locavore 39

13 Bring Your Own Bag and Containers 43

14 Break the Bottled Water Habit 47

15 Have Your Groceries Delivered 49

16 Buy Organic Wine 51

17 Buy Fair Trade Coffee 53

Household Cleaning Products

18 Buy Petroleum-free Cleaning products 57

19 Make Your Own Cleaners 59

Cosmetics and personal Care

20 Buy Petrochemical-free Cosmetics 63

21 Buy Dioxane-free Personal Care and Household Products 65

22 Avoid Toxic Hair Dyes 75

23 Make Your Own Beauty and Personal Care Formulas 81

Home and Garden

24 Sleep on an Organic Mattress 85

25 Buy Organic Sheets 89

26 Do Your Bathroom in Hemp 91

27 Use Sustainable Flooring and Carpets 93

28 Use Biofuel Heating Oil 97

29 Buy Soy Candles 99

30 Use Nontoxic Bug Sprays 101

31 Unplug Your Vampire-sucking Chargers 103

32 Know Thy Appliances 105

33 Go Solar 109

34 Garden Organically 113

35 Plant a Rooftop Garden 119

36 Buy Bioplastics 125

Pets

37 Buy Petroleum-free Pet Products 129

Clothing

38 Be a Green Fasfuonista 135

39 Get Real with Hemp Clothing 141

40 Share Your Shoes 145

Business and Office

41 Green Your PC 147

42 Make That Ink Soy 149

Shopping

43 Learn to Identify Products Made from Oil 151

44 Use Less Packaging 153

45 Upcycle 155

Travel

46 Staydown on the Farm 157

Kids

47 Turn Your Teen Green 159

Activism

48 Buy Carbon Offsets 161

49 Think Strategically 165

50 Talk Up Energy Independence 171

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