Synopses & Reviews
If you want to go green (or at least find out what all the enthusiasm is about), this book is for you You'll discover what the green living way of life is all about, what's involved, how it's done, what it means to the planet, and how you can make a real difference This fun and informative guide contains everything you need to know to empower yourself to pull up roots and successfully live on the green side-and cultivate it just to your style: from baby steps, to diving right in, or something in between. As the Earth's climate changes; people use up the planet's natural resources at an alarming rate; the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation pump millions of tons of harmful carbon dioxide into the atmosphere; overloaded freeways and industries pollute the skies; fertile lands dry up; glaciers melt; sea levels rise and flood coasts; and wildlife habitats and ecosystems are destroyed, leaving species endangered and extinct, it is now time for us to give the environment a helping hand. The Earth gives us everything we need to live healthy lives, but in order to leave that same legacy to our children and grandchildren, we need to do our part now. That's where green living comes in. And the best part: It's easy and fun And with all of us working together-we can make a real difference. This fun and informative guide will teach you all about: * What a great planet the Earth really is * All the good reasons to go green * How it will benefit your personal health * All those great new job opportunities at your fingertips * How to get cool government tax breaks and rebates * Why renewable energy is here to stay * What awesome green technology is out there you can own and use right now and what's on the horizon You will learn how to: * Become energy wise and financially smart * Keep your home from being an expensive energy hog * Turn your backyard into a green paradise * Bring your school, office, and other buildings to greener pastures * Be more fuel efficient on the highway and save money in the process * Try something new and exciting: take a green vacation * Recycle, reuse, and conserve * Be a great leader and role model And best of all - Your children and grandchildren will thank you from the bottom of their hearts...
For all those interested in learning more about green living—whether they are looking to live completely sustainable lives or just want to add a bit more ecological awareness to their daily routine—this fun and informative guide offers an introduction to the principles of sustainable living as well as practical next steps. Readers will learn about the many good reasons to “go green,” including how it can benefit their personal health, the exciting job opportunities it provides, and the government tax breaks and rebates that are available. The book also discusses sources of renewable energy and the green technology that is available now and that that is being developed. This reference describes how to be energy wise and financially smart and how people can make their homes, their offices, and their childrens school greener.
About the Author
Julie Kerr Gines is an earth scientist and an environmentalist who has worked for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management promoting healthy land stewardship, green-living skills, and conservation techniques for 34 years. She is author of more than 23 books, most on environmental topics, and is the recipient of the 2007 Honor Book in Science award for her work on renewable energy resources. She lives in Wanship, Utah.