The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists (Paperback)
Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Harmony, 9780609802816, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 30, 1999
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.
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Praise For The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists…
"Too many people drive their Land Rovers to the grocery store and think that 'paper or plastic' is a meaningful choice. The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices will help you distinguish the crucial from the trivial and make choices that are congruent with your values."
--Denis Hayes, Chair, Earth Day 2000
"This engaging book gives consumers the information they need to vote with their wallets for a better environmental future."
--Gary Hirshberg, President, Stonyfield Farm Yogurt