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Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wiselyby National Geographic
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Paper or plastic? Organic or conventional? In a world that is rapidly going "green," how does the average person make decisions that are smart for the family—and good for the planet? The Green Guide is here to help, with the concepts and choices for Earth-conscious living. Presented in concise, information-packed chapters, this up-to-the-minute resource touches on every aspect of our lives, from grocery shopping to housecleaning to work, travel, and investing—enabling consumers to make informed decisions and simple changes that impact the planet in big ways. Easy-to-follow information and hundreds of fascinating sidebars, fact boxes, and other key elements recommend how you can replace unhealthy and environmentally damaging practices and products with more wholesome, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing alternatives. Neither scholarly nor scare-mongering in tone, the lively text has been written in partnership with a board of noted experts—offering readers the most authoritative, engaging, comprehensive, and in-depth reference of its kind.
Created by two of the strongest brands in conservation and the environment, and drawn from more than ten years of reputable coverage in The Green Guide newsletter, on-line and in print, this comprehensive resource is destined to become a must-have for millions of families and the first name in household reference books in this up-and-coming category.
Book News Annotation:
This comprehensive guide provides ideas and solutions for consumers who have made the decision to lead a more environmentally-conscious life. The thirteen chapters include topics such as: eating, housekeeping, power, design, health care, clothing and accessories, products for children, transportation, building, gardening, pet care, and school and office supplies. A glossary of terms is included, as well as an extensive list of resources and contacts. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Presented in concise, information-packed chapters, this up-to-the-minute resource touches on every aspect of life, enabling consumers to make informed decisions and simple changes that impact the planet in big ways.
About the Author
Donna Garlough is a writer and editor. She regularly writes for national publications including Martha Stewarts Body+Soul magazine, Natural Health magazine, and National Geographics Green Guide newsletter.
Wendy Gordon is the founder of National Geographics Green Guide newsletter. She co-founded Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet with actress Meryl Streep.
Seth Bauer is the editorial director of National Geographics Green Guide newsletter. He served as editor-in-chief of several healthy lifestyle publications, including Body+Soul and Walking.
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