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ISBN13: 9780609802816
ISBN10: 060980281x
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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 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.

Review:

"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

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"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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"[S]ound, practical advice, based on thoughtful analysis of how our ordinary daily actions affect the environment." Booklist

Synopsis:

A clear, practical, and rational overview of the choices consumers can make that will have a large positive impact on the environment — and of the highly touted concerns that are not worth worrying about.

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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Excellent title, has me excited to read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780609802816
Author:
Brower, Michael
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Union of Concerned Scientists
Author:
Michael Brower, Ph.D., and Warren Leon, Ph.D.
Author:
Union Of Concerned Scient, The
Author:
Scientists, Union of Concerned
Author:
Leon, Warren
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Consumer Behavior - Consumer Guides
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Consumer behavior
Subject:
Green products
Subject:
Consumer behavior -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Green products -- United States.
Subject:
Business-Consumer Guides
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
CHARTS and GRAPHS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.10x5.20x.68 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780609802816 Reviews:
"Review" 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."
"Review" by , "This engaging book gives consumers the information they need to vote with their wallets for a better environmental future."
"Review" by , "[S]ound, practical advice, based on thoughtful analysis of how our ordinary daily actions affect the environment."
"Synopsis" by , A clear, practical, and rational overview of the choices consumers can make that will have a large positive impact on the environment — and of the highly touted concerns that are not worth worrying about.
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