You Can Make a Difference: Be Environmentally Responsible / Edition 2

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This book is organized around the three parts of the biosphere: land, water, and air.Each section contains descriptions of the environmental problems associated with that part of the biosphere. In the section on the atmosphere, for instance, such problems as acid rain and the greenhouse effect are discussed.Immediately following each problem or "challenge" are suggested ways that individuals can help solve or alleviate them.This book has been written to provide the reader with some easy and practical ways to protect the Earth and to help understand why the task is so important.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072924169
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 6/10/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Getis is a professor at San Diego State University, San Diego.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: On Board Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

The Biosphere

This Handbook: Challenge and Response

The Land

Challenge: The Garbage Mess

Response: Reduce the Amount of Trash

Response: Reuse Items Whenever Possible

Response: Recycle Cans

Response: Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars

Response: Recycle Newspapers

Response: Recycle Some Plastics

Response: Recycle Yard and Food Wastes

Response: Reject Disposables and Nonbiodegradables

Response: Reject Polystyrene Foam Products

Response: Reward Companies That Demonstrate Concern for the Environment

Response: Purchase Recycled Goods

Response: Give Environmentally Responsible Presents

Challenge: Hazardous Waste

Response: Handle, Store, and Dispose of Hazardous Waste Properly

Response: Use Environmentally Friendly Cleaners

Response: Know the Hazardous Materials in Your Garage and Workshop

Response: Substitute Natural for Chemical Biocides

Challenge: Destruction of the Tropical Rain Forests

Response: Help Save the Tropical Rain Forests

The Water

Challenge: Saving Water

Response: Flush and Brush with Care

Response: Save Water While You Bathe

Response: Other Ways to Save Water

Challenge: Water Pollution

Response: Launder Your Clothes Responsibly

Response: Three Other Ways to Keep the Water Clean

Response: Help Halt Marine Pollution

The Air

Challenge: Smog

Response: Control Harmful Emissions

Challenge: Acid Rain

Response: Stretch Your Gas Mileage

Response: Fill Up Wisely

Challenge:The Greenhouse Effect

Response: Use Energy Efficiently

Response: Make Your Water Heater More Energy Efficient

Response: Buy Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Response: Reduce the Cost of Running Your Refrigerator

Response: Use Clothes Washers and Dryers Efficiently

Response: Save Energy When You Use a Dishwasher

Response: Cook with Less Energy

Response: Keep Your Cool

Response: Conserve Energy While Keeping Warm

Response: Drive a Fuel-Efficient Car

Challenge: Depletion of the Ozone Layer

Response: Keep CFCs Where They Belong

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