Favaro's Carbon Code of Conduct is based on the four Rs: Reduce, Replace, Refine, and Rehabilitate. After outlining the scientific basics of climate change and explaining the logic of the code he prescribes, the author describes carbon-friendly technologies and behaviors we can adopt in our daily lives. However, he acknowledges that individual action, while vital, is insufficient. To achieve global sustainability, he insists that we must make the fight against climate change "go viral" through conspicuous conservation.
The Carbon Code is a tool of empowerment. People don't need to be climate change experts to be part of the solution! In this book, Brett Favaro shows you how to take ownership of your carbon footprint and adopt a lifestyle of conspicuous conservation that will spur governments and corporations to do the same. Climate-friendly action is the best decision on every dimensioneconomics, health and well-being, and social justice. Saving the planet is, after all, about saving ourselves. The Carbon Code provides a framework to do this, and helps you to become a hero in the fight against climate change.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsContents
Chapter 1 The Cost of Carbon
Chapter 2 Solutions Start with You
Chapter 3 The Carbon Code of Conduct
Part II Living by the Code
Chapter 4 Electricity
Chapter 5 Transportation
Chapter 6 Adopting a Low-Carbon Diet
Chapter 7 Long-Range Travel
Part III Sharing the Carbon Code
Chapter 8 Winning the Conversation
Chapter 9 Policies for a Pro-Climate Future
Chapter 10 Bringing it All Together
What People are Saying About This
"Brett Favaro’s timely book is a clearly written and motivational guide to what each of us can do to address climate changenowby taking simple actions in our everyday lives. It clearly and irrefutably makes the case for urgent action, demonstrates what individuals can do now, and empowers the reader with facts and arguments to persuade others to act. Essential readingnot just for environmentalists, but for everyone."