Does Living Green Make A Difference

Author: Michael Maniates
Editor: Polity
ISBN: 9781509527465
File Size: 18,27 MB
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Massive environmental problems threaten our planet and evoke within us a need to act – a need to do something, no matter how small, to slow the damage. But what kind of action? Businesses, governments, and environmental groups tell us that buying environmentally friendly products while living more lightly on the planet is a winning strategy. If enough of us make these changes to our lifestyles, governments and corporations will follow suit. Environmental solutions will emerge and the planet will prosper. Michael Maniates believes that individuals can and must stop environmental destruction. But not by living green. The mantra of “buy green, live lean, save the planet” is a con: it fosters pernicious assumptions about social change, separates individuals from their real power in the world, and fuels damaging consumption. It’s high time to find more rewarding and promising avenues for saving the planet. This book shows us how.

Green Living For Dummies

Author: Yvonne Jeffery
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470370637
File Size: 68,39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Want to do your part to reduce energy consumption, waste, and pollution; clean up the environment, and save the planet? Green Living For Dummies is packed with practical suggestions you can follow to make your lifestyle greener by doing as little damage as possible to the planet and the animal and plant life that depend on it. This practical guide delivers an array of realistic practices and changes you can undertake to help the environment and create a better home for yourself and your loved ones. You’ll discover easy and innovative ways to make a difference by reducing energy use and waste, scaling back reliance on your car, and even making minor adjustments to your diet. You’ll also find how to live green at work and in your community, and you’ll develop a deeper understanding of how these changes benefit both the environment and your own health and well-being! Discover how to: Go green gradually Make eco-friendly home improvements Work greener transportation into your lifestyle Save money by going green Eat locally and organically Raise your children’s environmental awareness Reduce waste by repairing, restoring, and reusing Become a green consumer Invest in green companies for fun and profit Complete with handy lists of things you can do to make a difference right away and down the road Green Living For Dummies is the resource you need to start taking steps toward shrinking your footprint.

Living Green Your Questions Answered

Author: Amy Hackney Blackwell
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440859833
File Size: 57,13 MB
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This book makes "green living," especially as it relates to teens and young adults, an approachable subject. The information and resources it comprises make it valuable for anyone who is interested in living a more sustainable and environmentally friendly life. • Makes the subject accessible to readers by means of a simple Q&A format • Helps readers hone their research and critical thinking skills in a Guide to Health Literacy section • Provides real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book through case studies • Dispels popular misconceptions in a Common Myths section and directs readers towards accurate information • Points readers towards additional books, organizations, and websites for further study and research in an annotated directory of resources


Author: Tanya Ha
Editor: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 9780522854114
File Size: 15,11 MB
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Being green is easier than you think. Greeniology is a practical, comprehensive and fun guide to local environmental action in your home, at work and on holiday. It's about living in comfort and style, and in harmony with the natural environment. Tanya Ha's green living advice, tips and ideas for the beginner and committed tree-hugger alike will compel you to change your life, and to be part of the solution to our planet's problems. As Gandhi said, 'Be the change you want to see in the world'. Find out how to: reduce the impact of your lifestyle on the health of the planet make your home more comfortable all year round save money on energy and water bills choose greener products cut your petrol costs, and make your home safer and healthier for your family.

Generation Green

Author: Linda Sivertsen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141698285X
File Size: 25,21 MB
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We all know about the Earth's environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make a difference: you. If you text your friends or chat with them online, download music to your iPod, or toss bottles and papers into recycling bins, you're already more eco-savvy than you think. It's just as easy to do even more to help save the earth, and Generation Green shows you how. This book: Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills Offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way Includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes Shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around. It doesn't matter if you can't vote or drive. Your efforts -- big or small -- will contribute to saving the planet. It's time for all of us to take action. It's time to go green!

Living Green

Author: Nancy Conner
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449391958
File Size: 63,93 MB
Format: PDF
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Taking care of Planet Earth is more important than ever, but figuring out how to help can seem overwhelming. This book is packed with practical advice on choices and changes you can make.--[book cover].

Living Green

Author: Kathlyn Gay
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810877015
File Size: 77,33 MB
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Introduces "living green" as the symbol of an effort to protect the environment and explores ways young people can make a difference in their homes, communities, and the world at large.

Ai In The Wild

Author: Peter Dauvergne
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262359588
File Size: 23,56 MB
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Examining the potential benefits and risks of using artificial intelligence to advance global sustainability. Drones with night vision are tracking elephant and rhino poachers in African wildlife parks and sanctuaries; smart submersibles are saving coral from carnivorous starfish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef; recycled cell phones alert Brazilian forest rangers to the sound of illegal logging. The tools of artificial intelligence are being increasingly deployed in the battle for global sustainability. And yet, warns Peter Dauvergne, we should be cautious in declaring AI the planet's savior. In AI in the Wild, Dauvergne avoids the AI industry-powered hype and offers a critical view, exploring both the potential benefits and risks of using artificial intelligence to advance global sustainability.

The New Art Of Living Green

Author: Erica Palmcrantz Aziz
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1629141003
File Size: 72,61 MB
Format: PDF
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In today’s busy world it’s easy to understand the desire for shortcuts. With our time eaten up by work, family, and errands, we almost unconsciously look for quick fixes that aren’t always the healthiest for our home or family. With The New Art of Living Green, authors Erica Palmcrantz Aziz and Susanne Hovenäs dare us to stop and think for a moment about the type of chemicals we use in our home, where we buy our produce, and the amount of waste we create. With this book you’ll discover simple tips and guidelines that will help you to make greener choices to the benefit of your growing family’s health and a grateful Mother Earth. This guide provides a collection of proven ways to live green practically, and on a daily basis. The book is divided into seven chapters, each represented by a color of the rainbow. Learn more about such topics as: The World around You: How to act now The Home: Making slow and simple changes The Body: Going from chemicals to natural The Garden:How to farm anywhere Work and Play: Incorporating sustainable living into your routine Raw Food: Green recipes for you and Mother Earth Spirituality: Discovering the feeling of togetherness It’s easy to become complacent with a routine, so to help free you of bad habits, each chapter ends with seven challenges for you to try at home. Finally transform thought into action and lend a helping hand toward making our planet a better place for future generations to come. Even the smallest of changes can make a difference!

Kids Can Make A Difference

Author: H. Steve Dashefsky
Editor: Tab Books
File Size: 36,19 MB
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Offers ways for students to be involved in improving and protecting the environment and includes projects which can be used in science fairs

Living Green

Author: Maria Costantino
ISBN: 9781847865304
File Size: 20,82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Worried about the planet, but not sure what to do about it? Want to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, but don't know where to start? This book is the complete guide to green living. Informative and accessible text gives clear, practical and realistic advice about all areas of your life, including home, garden, shopping, food and getting around. Whether you live in a rural idyll or in the centre of a big city there is action you can take. Written by an expert in the field, this guide will help you make a real difference.

Down To Earth

File Size: 12,14 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Green Living

Author: Liz Barclay
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470414330
File Size: 75,73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Minimize your impact on the world and enjoy a green lifestyle Whether you want to repair, restore, or reuse, this practical guide is packed with realistic ways to help the environment and create a better home for you and your loved ones -- from reducing energy use and waste to scaling back reliance on your car to making a difference in your diet. Open the book and find: Ways to work greener transportation into your lifestyle The best ways to eat locally and organically How to rid your life of clutter Ways to conserve water and energy in your home today

Making A Living While Making A Difference

Author: Melissa Everett
Editor: New Society Pub
ISBN: 9780865714007
File Size: 48,61 MB
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Provides information on making career choices that make use of one's skills while contributing to the betterment of the planet

The Living Earth

File Size: 20,87 MB
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Do One Green Thing

Author: Mindy Pennybacker
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466868902
File Size: 47,31 MB
Format: PDF
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If you can only read and reference one green thing, make it this book: an easily comprehensible, clearly presented source for green living and conservation. Everything you need to know is right here at your fingertips. Unlike a lot of other overwhelming environmental guides on the market, this is green decision making in bite sized pieces. With chose it/lose it comparisons throughout, now it's simple to figure out it's worth switching to a green detergent, what kind of plastic your sports bottle is made of, or which fish is safest to eat. Rather than spending time trying to figure out how best to conserve, recycle, and protect the environment, use this book and devote that time to making the difference.

Green Chic

Author: Christie Matheson
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402251211
File Size: 74,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Matheson slyly steers us toward consumer goods and services that minimize our earth-stomping human footprint. She's brave enough to say 'buy less of everything,' and even the politically fraught 'buy nothing.' Matheson's genius is to make this seem not only doable, but fun." - Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Land and Bottlemania Want to go green without giving up great style? Welcome to the world of Green Chic. Choosing to be green makes a real difference in the fight against global warming. But did you know that it's also hip, classic and stylish? Offering up dozens of author-tested, earth-friendly ideas, writer Christie Matheson reveals that being chic and saving the planet aren't mutually exclusive. Embrace the fabulousness of green living and you can: - Look gorgeous - Have a killer wardrobe - Feel amazing - Travel in style - Create a home that's an oasis - Host fun parties - Eat incredible food and drink phenomenal wine ... All while feeling more connected to your friends, family and nature. (And did we mention that green women don't get fat?) Printed on recycled paper, with a portion of its proceeds going to a green cause, Green Chic is the perfect book for style-savvy readers with a green heart. Can living a chic green lifestyle TRULY make a difference to the planet? You bet your organic cotton sheets it can. Buying into the Green Chic movement doesn't mean you need to buy more stuff. Avoid products that purport to be green just for the marketing effect: "organic" processed foods; huge, gas-guzzling hybrid SUVs; clothes boasting that they're green just because they're made from "natural" cotton. Claiming to be green is trendy and companies out there are taking advantage. Don't believe all the hype. 10 GREEN CHIC-AND EASY-WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE - Ditch bottled water: refill a sassy thermos. - Pop little purchases in your purse, not a shopping bag. - Sip biodynamic wine. - Choose cashmere, not acrylic. - Let your hair air dry for a while before you blow dry: less frizz, less energy consumed. - Unplug (and put away) unsightly cell phone chargers. - Opt for quality over quantity in everything you buy. - Cut down on clutter. - Limit your consumption of anything packaged in plastic. - Support local designers. BUT REMEMBER: Don't go out and replace everything you own, from your makeup to your wardrobe to your furniture, with (theoretically) ecofriendly products. Being ecofriendly means consuming less, not more. Get in the habit of thinking before you buy. The best time to purchase ecofriendly goods is when you need them. That's when you're in a position to make a choice and express yourself as a green consumer. Being Green isn't a fad ... it's timelessly chic.

Living With A Green Heart

Author: Gay Browne
Editor: Citadel Press
ISBN: 0806539011
File Size: 29,51 MB
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“If you want one of the shortest, fastest routes to getting toxic chemicals out of your life, get behind the wheel of Gay Browne’s Living with a Green Heart and you’ll get there in no time flat.” —Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group In an increasingly toxic world, the paths to environmental health and personal well-being run parallel. The journey begins with a few small steps. Is the damage we’re doing to our planet literally leaving you sick, sore, and gasping for air? Want to take back our inalienable rights to clean air, clean water, and healthy food? In this quietly revolutionary book, environmental pioneer and founder of Greenopia, Gay Browne, shares a roadmap for making incremental changes that will not only transform your life, but heal the world we share. From the home to the office, from the foods we eat to the clothes we wear, here are actions you can take today that will improve your Personal Environmental Health, and help you stop feeling overwhelmed, reduce illness, improve sleep, mood, and focus, and start making a difference, including: *Make conscious choices when shopping, and support companies with good environmental stewardship and healthy products. *Test your water for harmful chemicals, install an affordable water filtration system, and reduce your water use by utilizing water more efficiently. *Work with your doctor to create a personal plan for detoxing your body. *Use only non-toxic and organic household products, and choose organic, eco-friendly fabrics made by sustainable and fair trade certified companies. *Choose the method of transportation that makes the lightest carbon footprint. With these and many other actions, Gay Browne’s work has taught her that even the smallest change for the better, faithfully practiced, can have an immense positive impact on our minds, bodies, and spirits—not to mention the planet.

The Eco Guide To Careers That Make A Difference

Author: Environmental Careers Organization
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559639675
File Size: 78,75 MB
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ECO Guide immerses you in the strategies and tactics that leading edge professionals are using to tackle pressing problems and create innovative solutions.

Sustainability At Work

Author: Marilyn Waite
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315514354
File Size: 64,56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 393

Sustainability at Work is a compelling guide for everyone who wants to have both a successful career and a career that makes a positive difference in society. Containing career advice of great value to students of sustainability, and explaining how they can apply their knowledge to their future careers, its appeal extends well beyond the classroom. Sustainability at Work includes an easy-to-follow framework that anyone wondering how they can make a sustainable difference in the workplace can apply. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds and territories explain how they brought a sustainability approach to various sectors: agriculture, health care, business, economics, and financial services, education and research, law and policy, science and technology, and entertainment and media. Through inspiring narratives and a structured framework, Sustainability at Work illustrates how sustainability can be incorporated into every imaginable career to impact the quadruple bottom line: environment, economy, society, and future generations.