Going Green: A Wise Consumer's Guide to a Shrinking Planet

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Going Green focuses on the biggest environmental culprits of the American lifestyle—diet, housing, clothing, and transportation—and provides practical, effective steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint and live more sustainably. Comprehensive and empowering, it will make you think twice about every dollar you spend.

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Going Green: A Wise Consumer's Guide to a Shrinking Planet

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Overview

Going Green focuses on the biggest environmental culprits of the American lifestyle—diet, housing, clothing, and transportation—and provides practical, effective steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint and live more sustainably. Comprehensive and empowering, it will make you think twice about every dollar you spend.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781555915988
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 7.28 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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Sally Kneidel, PhD, is the author of ten books on various nature and science topics, including coauthor of Veggie Revolution (Fulcrum). She has taught either biology or writing for more than 15 years in a variety of schools and colleges and has taught rain-forest biology on student trips to Costa Rica.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Choosing Energy-Efficient and Clean Transportation 3

Cars 3

Petroleum-Powered Cars 3

Alternatives to Gasoline 11

Diesel Alternatives 23

Beyond Cars 35

Advantages of Biking 35

Public Transportation 37

Travel Solutions Depend on Where You Are 42

Ch. 2 Green Housing 47

Making Changes in Your Home 47

Building Techniques 65

Ch. 3 Land Use-Green Choices for Yards, Streams, and Habitats 89

Lawn Is a Dirty Word 89

What Conservationists Are Doing on a Larger Scale 97

Ch. 4 Food 101 - Your Diet Matters More Than You Think 111

Seafood - Here's the Catch 112

Genetically Modified Foods: Progress or Problem? 123

Giant Meats 136

Farmers and Foodies Seeking Solutions 162

Ch. 5 Choosing Green and Worker-Friendly Clothes 179

Clothe Yourself Mindfully 179

What Does Fair Trade Mean? 203

What You Can Do 205

Ch. 6 Using Our Forests Responsibly 209

Choosing Paper and Wood Products 209

Ch. 7 The Power of Your Investments 219

Conclusion 223

Appendix 229

Index 231

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