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

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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 theenvironment.

Paper or plastic? Bus or car? Old house or new? Cloth diapers or disposables? Some choices have a huge impacton 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 ConcernedScientists 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 affecton the environment that minor environmental infractions shrink bycomparison.

This book identifies the 4 MostSignificant 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 ourworld from the people who are at the forefront of scientific research.

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Examines the relationship between consumer behavior and the environment and suggests beneficial changes in behavior

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"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

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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.

Table of Contents

How many simple things do people need to do to save the planet? — Media makes the message : garbage as a case study — The real impact of household consumption — Priorities for personal action — Avoiding high-impact activities — Seven rules for responsible consumption — What you can ask government to do — Epilogue : from Walden to Wal-Mart : consumers and their critics / Susan Strasser — Appendixes: Research methods and results ; Resources for environmentally concerned citizens.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307427021
Subtitle:
Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Leon, Warren
Author:
Brower, Michael
Author:
Scientists, Union of Concerned
Subject:
Nature : Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Reference : Consumer Guides
Subject:
Science : Environmental Science
Subject:
Reference : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
292

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Business » Consumer Guides
Business » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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Product details 292 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307427021 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Examines the relationship between consumer behavior and the environment and suggests beneficial changes in behavior
"Synopsis" by , "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

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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