101 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: Simple Things We All Can Do to Lessen Our Impact on the Environment

101 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: Simple Things We All Can Do to Lessen Our Impact on the Environment

by Andrea Bohmholdt

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Overview

This easy-to-follow book explains the environmental crisis and how individual ways of living contribute directly to the problem. Learn simple ways to consume less energy and help conserve the environment, such as:

Adjusting your home thermostat by a few degrees

Unplugging your cell phone once it is charged

Making just one trip to the grocery store per week

Using feng shui in your home

Planting a vegetable garden

Avoiding products with excessive packaging materials

With the 101 tips in this book, you can make a global difference

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934393345
Publisher: Silverleaf Press
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andrea Bohmholdt has worked on a variety of environmental projects, including a rainforest restoration project in Australia, a forest management plan in Utah, and sustainable development research in Costa Rica. She also worked for Clean Air Cool Planet on a project to establish climate neutrality benchmarks for multinational corporations.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction: What Is a Carbon Footprint? 13

Section 1 Personal Habits 19

The Little Things 23

Purchasing Decisions 35

Section 2 At Home 49

Getting Started 51

Chores and Relaxation 71

Cooling Your Home 81

Heating Your Home 89

Section 3 Transportation 103

Automobiles 105

Travel and Commuting Alternatives 117

Section 4 Community Involvement 129

In Your "Neighborhood" 131

Personal and Political Activism 141

Notes 146

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