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

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

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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: 9780609802816
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/30/1999
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.67(d)

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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Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bfertig on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At this point this needs to be updated to be more effective. Energy prices being what they are now compared to what they were when this was written, a different focus may be made and more economic incentives and programs may be in place. That being said, some of the pieces of advice are likely to still be relevant today.
wesh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Some useful information, but decreasingly relevant the more time passes from its' date of publication (1999).
rampaginglibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A simple easy to read guide. Many of the ideas in this book are very simple to put into practice (hint to self) It is so frightening to contemplate how much damage we have done to our planet in just the last 100 (or even 50) years alone and we must start atoning NOW! Read this book start acting on its recommendations NOW!
heidilove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
inspires me to write my own guides and a handy little reference on how i'm doing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great. Buy this Book.