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Eco-Friendly Families
Eco-Friendly Families
by Helen Coronato
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Going green is a family affair… Parents and kids making the world a better place. Eco-friendliness has grown into a way of life across the country. Eco-Friendly Families is the perfect guide to raising a family with “green” values, whether they’re... (read more)

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No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes Abo
No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes Abo
by Colin Beavan
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What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his... (read more)

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Turn Me On: 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy: 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy
Turn Me On: 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy: 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy
by Michelle Kodis
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HERE COMES THE SUN With page after page of creative and innovative ideas for using this limitless form of energy, as well as thoughtfully compiled lists of useful resources, Turn Me On is an introductory guide to understanding the exciting advances in a... (read more)

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Llewellyn's Green Living Guide (Llewellyn's Green Living Guide)
Llewellyn's Green Living Guide (Llewellyn's Green Living Guide)
by Llewellyn
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This new annual publication from Llewellyn offers fresh ideas and Earth-friendly advice for sustaining the world. From green careers to green houses to green weddings, this collection explores how to live in harmony with the environment.... (read more)

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Thrifty Green: Ease Up on Energy, Food, Water, Trash, Transit, Stuff -- And Everybody Wins
Thrifty Green: Ease Up on Energy, Food, Water, Trash, Transit, Stuff -- And Everybody Wins
by Priscilla Short
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Priscilla Short lived off the grid for a year in a strawbale house in Taos, NM, with no electricity, no running water, and a wood burning stove for heat. At the end of the year, Short returned home to Denver committed to making a smaller ecological... (read more)

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The Carbon-Free Home: Thirty-Six Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
The Carbon-Free Home: Thirty-Six Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
by Stephen Hren and Rebekah Hren
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You've read the stories and watched the documentaries. So you're convinced — burning fossil fuels leads to global climate change; supplies of fossil fuels are diminishing in quantity and increasing in price. You've fretted and worried, but still go... (read more)

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The New Village Green: Living Light, Living Local, Living Large
The New Village Green: Living Light, Living Local, Living Large
by Stephen Morris
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The village green is the focal point of any community, a gathering place where the best ideas take root and the brightest voices are heard. The New Village Green gathers some of the best ideas and brightest voices of the green community, some famous and... (read more)

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Clean House Clean Planet
Clean House Clean Planet
by Karen Logan
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Miller's depraved recollections of himself amid a cast of literary beggars and leeches is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was written seventy years ago. Often overlooked by literary purists for its lack of pretentiousness, this is the... (read more)

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Composting: An Easy Household Guide (Chelsea Green Guides)
Composting: An Easy Household Guide (Chelsea Green Guides)
by Nicky Scott
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COMPOSTING: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDETHE CHELSEA GREEN GUIDES--A NEW SERIES OF POCKET-SIZED BOOKS TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH!Did you know that up to two-thirds of most household trash can be composted? That composting reduces the need for more landfills... (read more)

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Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World
Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World
by Diane Maceachern
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Read Diane McEachern's posts on the Penguin Blog. Protecting our environment is one of the biggest issues facing our planet today. But how do we solve a problem that can seem overwhelming-even hopeless? As Diane MacEachern argues in Big Green Purse, the... (read more)

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Hey Mr. Green: Sierra Magazine's Answer Guy Tackles Your Toughest Green Living Questions
Hey Mr. Green: Sierra Magazine's Answer Guy Tackles Your Toughest Green Living Questions
by Bob Schildgen
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When is the right time to replace an old refrigerator? Is it okay to knit a sweater with acrylic yarn? Is it more environmentally correct to buy beer in bottles or cans? For the last several years, Bob Schildgen’s popular “Hey Mr. Green... (read more)

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No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes about Himself and Our
No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes about Himself and Our
by Colin Beavan
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A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe... (read more)

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Cool Green Stuff: A Guide to Finding Great Recycled, Sustainable, Renewable Objects You Will Love
Cool Green Stuff: A Guide to Finding Great Recycled, Sustainable, Renewable Objects You Will Love
by Dave Evans
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As fun to look at as it is to use, Cool Green Stuff features a gallery of environmentally friendly fashions, jewelry, bags, gadgets, home decor, and other one-of-a-kind products that were designed and produced to make the world a cooler and greener place.... (read more)

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It's Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living
It's Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living
by Crissy Trask
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Surveys find that over 80 percent of Americans agree with the goals of the environmental movement. Sadly, most Americans admit to doing little more than basic recycling when it comes to acting on that disposition. What is the reason for this great divide... (read more)

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Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community
Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community
by Nancy H. Taylor
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The world is a better place because Nancy Taylor is in it. In this much-needed and most welcome book, Taylor provides simple, clear stories about powerful ways we can change our daily lives to leave the world of the future better than that of the past... (read more)

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Ten Ways to Change the World in Your 20s
Ten Ways to Change the World in Your 20s
by Libuse Binder
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WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN? Throwing a party. Preparing a meal. Sending an email. These are things you do all the time. How can they really make a difference? Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties shows how to transform these... (read more)

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The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life
The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life
by Thomas M Kostigen
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With hundreds of entertaining facts, Thomas  Kostigen gives simple tips for water saving, both the water you see and use and "virtual water," the water you cannot see but is embedded in the things you consume. For example, it takes 27 gallons of... (read more)

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Eco Logical!: Join the Debate! - All the Facts and Figures, Pros and Cons You Need to Make Up Your Mind
Eco Logical!: Join the Debate! - All the Facts and Figures, Pros and Cons You Need to Make Up Your Mind
by Joanna Yarrow
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For many years a marginal concern confined to the science pages, the environmental debate is now firmly anchored in the mainstream. For every “green” point of view there exists a conflicting, skeptical position, leading to a bewildering hubbub... (read more)

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1,001 Ways to Save the Earth
1,001 Ways to Save the Earth
by Joanna Yarrow
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The latest in our top-selling series of colorful, chunky handbooks, "1,001 Ways to Save the Earth" proves that simple ideas can have major environmental impact. Here are easy tips for every budget and every day, from taking canvas shopping bags to the... (read more)

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Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home
Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home
by Renee Loux
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We are what we eat, but we also are what we use to clean our homes, pamper our skin, and decorate our rooms, according to Renée Loux, accomplished raw food chef, award-winning author, and host of Fine Living TV's Easy Being Green. In her... (read more)

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