Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community

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Go Green is an indispensable resource for those who are ready to stop talking the talk and start walking the walk! There is a huge movement already underway toward going green, living sustainably, and creating a smaller carbon footprint. This book tells you how to get started. Homeowners, students, professionals and elected officials can all learn valuable solutions to saving money and energy. Go Green offers user-friendly suggestions for:
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Go Green is an indispensable resource for those who are ready to stop talking the talk and start walking the walk! There is a huge movement already underway toward going green, living sustainably, and creating a smaller carbon footprint. This book tells you how to get started. Homeowners, students, professionals and elected officials can all learn valuable solutions to saving money and energy. Go Green offers user-friendly suggestions for:
Remodeling an existing home to create a healthier, energy-efficient living space.

Siting a new house and choosing green building materials.
Greening schools and hospitals.
Choosing the right transportation and influencing the future.
Buying local, organic, sustainable food.
Conserving water at home and at the office.
Learning how to reduce your carbon footprint.
Starting programs in your community such as a light rail system, a recycling center, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm.

Nancy Taylor has written a weekly column called "Going Green" for the last five years for the newspaper Planet Jackson Hole. She teaches the course "The Art of Green Living and Building." She is currently working with a committee to draw up green-building guidelines for the town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781423603870
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/14/2008
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Taylor has written a weekly column called "Going Green" for the last five years for the newspaper Planet Jackson Hole. She teaches the course "The Art of Green Living and Building." She is currently working with a committee to draw up green-building guidelines for the town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming.
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Table of Contents

Introduction x
Chapter 1
Save Energy, Save Money 1
Chapter 2
Remodel Green: Here Comes the Sun 12
Chapter 3
Green Building 28
Chapter 4
Green Schools and Hospitals 42
Chapter 5
Cars, Trains and Planes: Energy Solutions 59
Chapter 6
Local, Organic, Sustainable Food 75
Chapter 7
Save Water, Recycle 89
Chapter 8
Alternative Energy 105
Chapter 9
The Looking Glass 118
Chapter 10
The Long View 132
Notes 136
Resources 140
Index 161
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  • Posted January 17, 2010

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    This books is a wonderful guide on how to go green, and how to get your community to join you.

    I loved reading this book, so much that I have read it twice. First, I borrowed it from my public library, and it had such an impact on me that I then went to Barnes & Noble to purchase it, I just had to have it on my small personal library. The book was not available at that time, so I ordered it, and picked it up at Barnes & Nobles as soon as I learned that it had arrived. Does this tell you how amazing this book is?

    I suggest every one that is green or wants to go green to read this book. I am thinking about starting a book club so I can get more people to read it.

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