The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from The Union of Concerned Scientists

The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from The Union of Concerned Scientists

by Michael Brower, Warren Leon
     
 

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From one of the most prestigious nonprofit organizations devoted to environmental issues comes a clear, practical, and rational overview of the relationship between consumers and the environment.
        
Paper or plastic? Bus or car? Old house or new? Cloth diapers or disposables? Some choices have a huge impact on the… See more details below

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From one of the most prestigious nonprofit organizations devoted to environmental issues comes a clear, practical, and rational overview of the relationship between consumers and the environment.
        
Paper or plastic? Bus or car? Old house or new? Cloth diapers or disposables? Some choices have a huge impact on the environment; others are of negligible importance. To those of us who care about our quality of life and what is happening to the earth, this is a vastly important issue. In these pages, the Union of Concerned Scientists help inform consumers about everyday decisions that significantly affect the environment. For example, a few major decisions--such as the choice of a house or vehicle--have such a disproportionately large affect on the environment that minor environmental infractions shrink by comparison.
                
This book identifies the 4 Most Significant Consumer-Related Environmental Problems, the 7 Most Damaging Spending Categories, 11 Priority Actions, and 7 Rules for Responsible Consumption. Learn what you can do to have a truly significant impact on our world from the people who are at the forefront of scientific research.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307427021
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
11/04/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
772,749
File size:
4 MB

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