Earth-Friendly Design

Earth-Friendly Design

by Anne Welsbacher


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Designers create all products—from computers and cell phones to cars and buildings—to meet the needs and desires of buyers. But did you realize that each stage in the life of a manufactured product involves processes that can damage Earth’s land, air, water, and the health of living things? Earth-friendly design can help us make our planet healthier. We must join together in this quest to make, move, use, reuse, and dispose of things in Earth-friendly ways. With engaging text and eye-catching images—plus a special Going Green section—this book tells you all about Earth-friendly design and what you can do to promote it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580138536
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2008
Series: Saving Our Living Earth Series
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Earth-Friendly Design 6

Green Vehicles 12

Earth-Friendly Products 20

Buildings and Houses 30

Communities Making A Difference 42

A Greener Future 52

Going Green 62

Glossary 66

Source Note 68

Selected Bibliography 68

Further Reading 69

Index 70

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