The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life

The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life

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by Thomas M.Kostigen
     
 

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With hundreds of entertaining facts, Thomas Kostigen gives simple tips for water saving, both the water you see and use and "virtual water," the water you cannot see but is embedded in the things you consume. For example, it takes 27 gallons of water to grow a banana but only 19 gallons of water to grow an apple--thus choosing to eat an apple can save 8 gallons of

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With hundreds of entertaining facts, Thomas Kostigen gives simple tips for water saving, both the water you see and use and "virtual water," the water you cannot see but is embedded in the things you consume. For example, it takes 27 gallons of water to grow a banana but only 19 gallons of water to grow an apple--thus choosing to eat an apple can save 8 gallons of water. The Green Blue Book includes an extensive guide so you can make smarter choices and help reduce the demand for water-intensive foods and products. With breakthrough research, humor, and a hopeful message, The Green Blue Book will show how, drop by drop, one's water savings can add up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605291550
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
03/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
288 KB

Meet the Author

THOMAS M. KOSTIGEN is author of You Are Here and coauthor of The Green Book. He writes the popular Ethics Monitor column for Dow Jones MarketWatch and hosts a weekly broadcast for the Wall Street Journal Digital network.

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The Green Blue Book 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a major eye opener to how much water we waste and how we can save it. The writing is easy to read and well worded. Anyone and everyone should read this book.
write2learn More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent handbook for saving precious water resources. Beginners looking to find quick and easy ways to reduce water use (and save money) and long-time conservationist interested in new methods to save our resources can both find ideas here. This is much more interesting to use than a basic reference book but by no means intended to entertain the reader. I found a few of the suggestions to be too radical for my lifestyle such as reducing the amount of water I drink. As an athlete, water is critical and I think I can save a lot more water by other methods. But the number of things you CAN do is eye opening. Considering the low cost of this book..you can't go wrong, and I suggest giving it as a gift to any of your neighbors who still wash off the car in the driveway!