The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from The Union of Concerned Scientists

The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from The Union of Concerned Scientists

by Michael Brower, Warren Leon

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Overview

From one of the most prestigious nonprofit organizations devoted to environmental issues comes a clear, practical, and rational overview of the relationship between consumers and the environment.
        
Paper or plastic? Bus or car? Old house or new? Cloth diapers or disposables? Some choices have a huge impact on the environment; others are of negligible importance. To those of us who care about our quality of life and what is happening to the earth, this is a vastly important issue. In these pages, the Union of Concerned Scientists help inform consumers about everyday decisions that significantly affect the environment. For example, a few major decisions--such as the choice of a house or vehicle--have such a disproportionately large affect on the environment that minor environmental infractions shrink by comparison.
                
This book identifies the 4 Most Significant Consumer-Related Environmental Problems, the 7 Most Damaging Spending Categories, 11 Priority Actions, and 7 Rules for Responsible Consumption. Learn what you can do to have a truly significant impact on our world from the people who are at the forefront of scientific research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307427021
Publisher: Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 11/04/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

MICHAEL BROWER, PH.D., is a physicist and expert on energy and environmental issues. WARREN LEON, PH.D., is deputy director for programs at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Since 1969, the Union of Concerned Scientists has brought scientists and citizens together to work for a healthy environment and a safe world.

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